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    Default Quick Q; how do you take picture of the screen?

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    Either power button and home or power and volume down. Same thing, they just save to different locations. (All to the gallery though)

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    Thank you

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    For some reason the power button + volume down does not take a screen shot, but power button + home does allow a screen shot to be taken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evang07 View Post
    For some reason the power button + volume down does not take a screen shot, but power button + home does allow a screen shot to be taken.

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    Power button + volume down does work it is just tricky. You have to press them at the same time or it won't work. Takes a little practice but once you get the hang of it, it becomes pretty easy. This way also saves the screen captures in a separate folder called screenshots so they are easier to find later.

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    Default Re: Quick Q; how do you take picture of the screen?

    take note to do the power button + vol down you have to hold it for 2 seconds, but the power + home is instant, i do perfer the power + vol down, looks cooler and shows up in the notification bar for quick viewing, and also what icenija said about being in a different folder
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    Okay, thank you I just got it to work!

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    Exclamation Re: Quick Q; how do you take picture of the screen?

    it sTill not working,even i'm doing it so good.
    in fact when i do that (power + home),it locks the screen and if i do it for long then Power Options usually opens.

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    it sTill not working,even i'm doing it so good.
    in fact when i do that (power + home),it locks the screen and if i do it for long then Power Options usually opens.
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    Default Re: Quick Q; how do you take picture of the screen?

    it sTill not working,even i'm doing it so good.in fact when i do that (power + home),it locks the screen and if i do it for long then Power Options usually opens.
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    Default Re: Quick Q; how do you take picture of the screen?

    Then do power+volume down. It works also. You have to do both at the same time or else it'll lock the phone or decrease ring volume
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    Unhappy Re: Quick Q; how do you take picture of the screen?

    I've tried both ways they say to take a pic of my screen and it's just not working for me.
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    Default Re: Quick Q; how do you take picture of the screen?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rana Cottrell View Post
    I've tried both ways they say to take a pic of my screen and it's just not working for me.
    Does your power button work for everything else?
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    Default Re: Quick Q; how do you take picture of the screen?

    It works for putting my phone to sleep.....this phone is rather new to me, but I've always wanted to take a pic of my screen and can't
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    Default Re: Quick Q; how do you take picture of the screen?

    Press the power button and volume down button at the same time!

    Remember what the doormouse said, feed your head!
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    Default Re: Quick Q; how do you take picture of the screen?

    I was following what everybody else said but it also wasn't working for me. I found the last comment rude so I went to another website and got the correct answer; press the power button down and hold. Right after, press the home button while you are still holding down the power button. Good Luck!
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    Default Re: Quick Q; how do you take picture of the screen?

    Quote Originally Posted by Juicy12 View Post
    I found the last comment rude so I went to another website...
    Sorry, just have to ask, what was rude about Cattails_r_Edible's comment? He told you the answer, hold them down at the same time. Was it his use of an exclamation point?
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    Default Re: Quick Q; how do you take picture of the screen?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey47 View Post
    Sorry, just have to ask, what was rude about Cattails_r_Edible's comment? He told you the answer, hold them down at the same time. Was it his use of an exclamation point?
    Is Cattails_r_Edible causing trouble again..... :-)
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    Default Re: Quick Q; how do you take picture of the screen?

    I tried it both ways and it didn't work. My android is a 2.3.6 verison.
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    Default Re: Quick Q; how do you take picture of the screen?

    Wrong place then

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    Default Re: Quick Q; how do you take picture of the screen?

    Quote Originally Posted by dist2pride View Post
    I tried it both ways and it didn't work. My android is a 2.3.6 verison.
    Its kinda of tricky both ways. For the power/home combo, hold down the power button then press the home button. For the power/vol down combo, press them at the same time.
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    Default Re: Quick Q; how do you take picture of the screen?

    There are a few free screenshot apps in the play store. Just make sure to download the correct one; some are for rooted and a few for non-rooted phones

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    Default Re: Quick Q; how do you take picture of the screen?

    Quote Originally Posted by RedBarchetta View Post
    There are a few free screenshot apps in the play store. Just make sure to download the correct one; some are for rooted and a few for non-rooted phones

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    While that is true, there is no need to download an app that the phone is able to do TWO different ways out of the box imo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dist2pride View Post
    I tried it both ways and it didn't work. My android is a 2.3.6 verison.
    If your device is running Android 4.0+, it will be able to take screenshots natively. If it's running any version below, it won't unless you're rooted.

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