How to Take a Screenshot on Google Pixel or Pixel XL


Google Pixel is an Android smartphone made by Google which has integrated Google Assistant, and assembled by HTC. As we all know, Android doesn’t have one clear-cut way to snap screenshots. There are some Android phones require you to knock on the screen to take a screenshot, others require a swipe with the back of your palm, and there are some other phones ask you to hold a combination of power and volume button keys. Taking a screenshot is capturing what is displayed on your phone screen. This helps you save text conversation, important information when you are filling a form, your online banking transaction, and so on. The captured screen can be easily share through your social media such as your Facebook, WhatsApp, emails, and so on.

How to snap a screenshot on Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL phone?

If you own one of Google Pixel phone, you must be wondering how to snap a screenshot on it. Honestly, I was, too. I tried so many methods to snap a screenshot on my Pixel phone, until I found the correct steps to take a screenshot on my Pixel phone. Here in this tutorial, everything you need to know about how to take a screenshot on Google Pixel or Pixel Xl are outlined clearly step by step. Check out the following steps:

  1. Open the screen you want to take a screenshot of
  2. Tap and hold the power and volume down button at the same time
  3. If you were successfully, you will see an animation of the screenshot quickly appear and fade out

Keep in your mind that the steps above, especially when you tap and hold the power button and volume down button is very tricky. If you don’t do it exactly right, either the volume will move down a notch or you will trigger the regular power button function. To prevent this possibility, ensure that you are really holding the two buttons at the same time.

How to Access the Screenshot You Took

If you were successful, the captured screen will automatically store to your “Photos” app on your Google Pixel or Pixel XL. Therefore, if you need to see the captured screen, simply just open the “Photos” app on your phone. Follow the steps below:

  1. Swipe down on the notification shade
  2. Tap on the screenshot to open it
  3. Tap on Share or Delete to action the screenshot

How to Access All of your Screenshots

If you want to access all your screenshots on Google Pixel or Pixel XL, you can follow the steps below:

  1. Open Google Photos from the home screen, folder or app drawer
  2. Tap the three-line menu button on the top left side of the screen
  3. Tap Device folders
  4. Tap the Screenshots folder
  5. Open or share the screenshot or screenshots you want
If you are migrating from your older phone, you may like to read our previous post about how to transfer data from your older phone to Pixel phone.

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