How to Take Screenshots on Pc, Mac, and guides for All Devices

Taking screenshots becomes very useful to save important information in form of images. There are different ways to take screenshots on various pc and mobile devices. For mac it is different. So here we will see step by step guide for all devices and mobile phones

How to take a screenshot on Windows

It is a very simple and easy-to-navigate process. Come on the screen or the interface you want to take the screenshot.

Press Windows key + Prnt Sc key on your keyboard. And, congratulations! the screenshot is saved on your computer in the pictures tab.

How to take a screenshot on Mac

On Mac, there is an app called QuickTime for taking screenshots. You can open it via Spotlight and it will open an application menu. Just click on Screenshot to take a screenshot. To make a good quality screenshot, you have to click on the capture tool. Here you can choose the focus, frame, white balance, and other options. Then, you can click on the screenshot button to capture a screenshot. For each image, you can adjust the resolution, size and to take multiple images. If you click the plus (+) icon it will allow you to make the image into a gif which you can share on social media. Apple iOS does not allow you to take a screenshot with a built-in keyboard or by typing the “µ” symbol.

However, if you do not want to do with the help of an external app. You can follow these simple steps.

Press and hold Shift + Command + 3. Your screenshot will be saved to your mac.

Take screenshots on mac

To take screen shot of Portion of the screen on mac

Press and hold Shift + Command + 4. Now press the crosshair sign + displayed on the screen and select the area to capture. However, if you change your mind about capturing the screenshot. You can simply press the ESC key. The screenshot will be canceled.

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How to take a screenshot on Android

There are multiple ways to take screenshots on various Android phones.

  • Open the page on mobile screen you want to capture.
  • Now, press and hold the power button and volume down key. Note that you do this simultaneously.
  • However, if that doesn’t go your way. Then press and hold power button for 2-3 seconds. A pop-up screen displaying some option according to your smartphone device will be displayed.
  • Tap on Screenshot. And you are done.

However, if neither of these options works. You can see specific settings for your phone.

How to take screenshot in SamsungAndroid phone

There are multiple ways by which you can take screenshots on your Samsung Android smartphone. Look at them below and find the best that suits you.

Using combinations of buttons

Depending on different Samsung models the location of buttons(Power and Volume ) can be either on the right side or the left side. But, the process of capturing the screenshots is the same in every case. That is press and hold the power button and volume down key simultaneously.

Using palm swipe

Feels irritating and tedious to press two buttons simultaneously for a screenshot? Don’t worry you can do it by just swiping your palm from the edges. For that, you need to navigate the settings option and look at whether palm swiping is enabled or not.

  • Go to Settings.
  • Search palm swipe to capture option.
  • Enable that option. And, your are done!

However, this feature may not be available for every Samsung model. If you are that unlucky! Try the above methods.

Take screenshot using your voice

Lazy enough to even swipe your hands for a screenshot? haha… Wait you can do it just by speaking.

  • If you have Bixby set up in your mobile phone. Just say – “Hey Bixby, capture the screenshot,” and the screenshot will be taken for the current screen. Simple enough? Lazy chaps!!
  • However, if you have set up Google assistant in your phone. Just say- ” Ok Google, take screenshot,” and Google assistant will do it for you.

Take screenshot in Xiaomi, redmi and Vivo phones

The most basic methods of using button combinations are used in all android smartphones. Press and hold the power button and volume down key. This is to be done simultaneously.

Take screenshots using three finger scroll

One of the most amazing features of taking screenshots on these phones is by scrolling three fingers upside down. Just open up the screen you want to capture the screenshot. Roll your three fingers from up to down and congrats your screenshot is captured in a very simple way.

Three finger scrolling

Take screenshots directly from notification panel

To keep you away from any form of a tedious task. A screenshot capture icon is given in the notification panel of these smartphones. Just scroll down the screen and tap on the screenshot.

How to take a screenshot on iPhone

As by now, you are much aware of the basic and advance ways of taking the screenshot in different devices. Similarly, is in the case of the iPhone.

Capture screenshot on iphone X and above

  • Press and hold the Side Button and the Volume Up button simultaneously.
  • After the screenshot is taken, a thumbnail will appear on the lower left hand side of the screen.
  • Tap on the thumbnail to open up the screenshot. However, if you do not wan’t to save. Just swipe left.

For iphone models having home buttons(iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, iPhone7, ihone 7s)

  • Press and hold the Home Button and the Side button simultaneously.
  • After the screenshot is taken, a thumbnail will appear on the lower left hand side of the screen.
  • Tap on the thumbnail to open up the screenshot. However, if you do not wan’t to save. Just swipe left.
  • To navigate the screenshots. Go to the albums and then go to screenshot section.

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