How To Take Screenshots on Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL


Google Pixel and Pixel XL are the brand new smartphone recently launched by Google. They have all the internal specs and hardware design that you would expect from any high-end smartphone. Google has re-branded its phones from Nexus to Pixel starting from this lineup of phones. Google Pixel and Pixel XL have amazing features that let you perform everyday tasks with minimum fuss, and here we are going to explain a very basic tip that most Google Pixel and Pixel XL users will be using on daily basis, i.e. how to take screenshots on Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones. Screenshots are very useful for sharing device features on social media, showing them to friends via snaps, saving them for later use, or as help reminders. Knowing how to take screenshots on Pixel and Pixel XL quickly can save you a lot of time. You can instantly save the images in any app on your device. In Pixel and Pixel XL, Google has made it extremely to take quick screenshots on your device and save them in whatever location with more free storage space available.

Steps To Take Screenshots on Google Pixel and Pixel XL Phones

1 – Grab your Pixel or Pixel XL device and unlock it.

2 – Head over to the screen or the app you want to take screenshot of on your device.

3 – Now, Pres the Power + Volume Down keys together for a few seconds until you hear a click sound with an animation quickly flashing and fading on the screen indicating that the screenshot has been successfully captured.

4 – After taking the screenshot, a notification will pop-up on the screen with options to Share, Delete or go to the photo app. Make your selection.

5 – That’s all.


All screenshots taken will be saved in the device’s folder. In order to automatically save all screenshots in the Google Photos app, allow the app to access your Pixel or Pixel XL photos app.

Once in the Photo app, tap on the menu button (shown as three-lines) in the top-left corner. Next, tap on the ‘Devices folder’ option, and then tap on the cloud icon right next to the ‘Screenshots’ folder. To quickly access screenshots taken, pull out the notification menu by sliding down your fingers from top-down on the device screen.

Take Screenshots Using Google Assistant

Soon you will be able to take screenshots via Google Assistant using voice commands on your Android device. This feature is enabled yet, but Google has promised it will be available in the future Google Assistant updates. The addition of taking screenshot using voice commands will free you from the need of having to press the volume or other physical buttons on Pixel or other Android powered devices. Until then, you can use physical keys to take screenshots on Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones.

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