How to Take a Screenshot on Nexus 6

Google’s new Motorola Nexus 6 smartphone is finally available this week from three carriers in the United States, as well as the Google Play Store, Motorola.com and even some Best Buy stores. Now that the phone is in the hands of users, we are getting a few questions about how to complete certain tasks.

The Nexus 6 is equipped with impressive specs and a beautiful 5.96-inch display, as well as dual front-facing speakers for excellent audio and video playback. It has a lot to offer, but one thing we always get questions for every phone released is how to take a screenshot. This task has been accomplished on Android in the same way for years, but for those new to it, here are a few details.

This feature or trick is an old one that has been available on Android in the same way for years, but that many consumers want to learn and start enjoying right away. Another problem is that this is handled differently on Samsung Galaxy devices, which are the most popular Android phones, so Nexus 6 owners will want to read through to learn how to take screenshots.

If you’ve owned or used an Android device in the last few years, you’ll be at home and probably won’t even have to look for how. However, if you are new to smartphones, an Android converting from iPhone or Windows Phone, below are a few simple steps you need to do to capture and save a screenshot.

For those who are confused. A screenshot (or screenshot) is essentially what our smartphones capture and save on the screen. This can then be edited or cropped to get exactly what you want, making it extremely useful for a variety of uses. From sharing emails, saving pictures on social sites and many more.

Instructions

Before it takes forever to explain, here’s how to take a screenshot on the Nexus 6.

All you have to do is press and hold both the power button and the volume down key at the same time. Push both at the same time, pause for a moment and release. It’s that easy and right on that big 5.96 inch screen, you’ll hear a camera shutter-like sound and see a visual screen capture effect or animation.

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Both the power and volume buttons are on the same side, and since the Nexus 6 is a large smartphone, you’ll likely need both hands to perform this task. To get a good angle for a quick long press of this or both buttons, use one hand and turn the phone sideways.

Here you will see that the screenshot has been saved. To view, share and even edit can now be accessed from notification popup bar and you can also go to phone gallery app (Photos) and find for more sharing options or options.

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If you try and it doesn’t work, try again. It’s all about hitting them at the same time with a short pause and then letting go. Timing is everything and it’s easy to understand.

You’re all done and that’s it. This same method works on almost all non-Samsung Android smartphones and tablets. Because they want you to press power and home button instead. The more you know, the better. Enjoy!