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Another day another Android tips and tricks at JILAXZONE! This time is how you can take screenshot of your Android screen without using the physical Power button & Volume down button and without installing any 3rd party apps.
The reason you may want to do this is either one of your physical buttons – Power button or Volume buttons – has just gotten faulty and broken or you just want some alternative on taking screenshots on your Android device. Whatever your reason is, on this article, I’ll detail all the required steps needed to take screenshot without using any physical buttons nor installing any 3rd party apps. Check out below on how you can do it.
Here’s how to take screenshot on Android device without using Power Button & Volume button & without installing any apps
Android has the Accessibility Menu which has few helpful features. One of them is the virtual Screenshot button – which is useful to take screenshot of your current screen. Check out the steps below to activate the Accessibility Menu and use the virtual Screenshot button feature.
This one-time setup is required to enable the feature. The steps below are based on Android 11 running on Google Pixel, if you are using different Android version and phone, the steps may slightly differs from yours, so please adjust accordingly.
1) On your Android device, go to Settings > Accessibility. Tap on “Accessibility Menu”.
2) Inside Accessibility Menu, under Option, turn on “Accessibility Menu Shortcut”.
3) You’ll get prompted with “Allow Accessibility Menu to have full control of your device?” and follow by lengthy description, tap “Allow” to proceed.
4) You’ll get another prompt, this time to let you know how to activate the Accessibility menu. Tap “Got it” once you read it to proceed.
|If you are using the standard 2-button or 3-button navigation, you’ll get notified with how to use the accessibility button|
|If you are using Gesture navigation, you’ll get notified with how to use new accessibility gesture|
Here’s how to take screenshot without using the Power Button and Volume button on Android device
Once you have done the one-time setup (instruction above), here’s how you can take screenshot of your Android screen without using the physical Power button & Volume Down button:
1) Activate the Accessibility Menu. Depends on your Android device settings, if you are using the standard 2-button or 3-button navigations, tap on the “Person” icon located at the bottom right of the screen, if you are using Gesture navigation, swipe up with two fingers.
2) On the Accessibility Menu, tap “Power”, then “Screenshot” to take screenshot on the current shown screen without using the physical Power button.
Bring it all together
With Accessibility Menu detailed above, now you can easily take screenshot on your Android device without using any physical buttons nor installing any apps, so you now you know the alternative way how you can capture the Android screen and can use it either to preserve your physical buttons so they last longer or when your physical buttons are already in trouble.
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