How to Take Screenshots on Google Pixel XL

How to Take Screenshots on Google Pixel & Pixel XL [Pixel 2 / Pixel 2 XL]

People have a variety of reasons to take a screenshot. Sometimes they want to share something funny. Other times they may be explaining a concept or asking someone else how to fix something on their smartphone. Knowing how to take a screenshot can come in handy.

If you are one of the recent buyers of Pixel or Pixel XL, Google’s very own smartphones, you may be asking how to take a screenshot. That’s a likely question as you buy a new phone, especially if you’re a former iPhone user who switched over to Android to get your hands on Google’s new smartphones.

How to Take Screenshots on Google Pixel/Pixel XL [Pixel 2 / Pixel 2 XL]:

Step #1: Take a screenshot

Navigate to the screen or open the app that you want to capture. Hold your phone in your hands and press and hold the power button that you will find on your Pixel’s top right side. Push and hold the volume down key at the same time then let go. It may be tricky because they’re on the same side of the phone, but you’ll get the hang of it with practice.

You will hear a sound similar to a camera click and see a visual screen capture animation. You will be able to find it in your gallery and access it from the notification pull down bar.

Step #2: Find your screenshot

Your screenshot will be stored in your Photos app on your Google Pixel/Pixel XL phone. Simply swipe down the notification shade, take the screenshot to open, and you will see the screenshot you captured.

Do you want to see all the screen shots? Launch Google Photos from your phone’s home screen, folder or app drawer. Search for the Hamburger button on the upper left corner of your phone’s screen and tap on it. Next you want to tap on Device folders then on your Screenshots folder. That’s where you will access all the screenshots that you’ve taken.

These are the steps you’ll have to follow to take a screenshot. For now, Google Assistant won’t take a screenshot for you. This may be a possibility in the future.

If you have a different type of Android smartphone, the steps to take are likely similar. They will work on almost all Android smartphones and tablets except Samsung devices. If your device has a home button, you usually need to push the power and home buttons at the same time instead.

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