Having the ability to take a screenshot on a smartphone is one of the most important and crucial features on today’s devices. No matter if you receive an unintended — though hilarious — autocorrected text message, or simply need to record important information or data, it’s crucial your phone possesses this important feature. Because of this, most (if not all) phones now allow for some method of capturing its screen via a sequence of button pushes or individual apps and widgets.
When it comes to the Android-based Moto X and Moto G smartphone, the process for snapping a still of the screen proves to be a straightforward and easy process–not to mention each phone features identical techniques for execution. To help fans of either model master the art of taking the perfect screenshot, we’ve put together this comprehensive, step-by-step walkthrough.
Step 1. Locate the Power and Volume buttons
Like older Moto G and Moto X models, taking a screenshot requires the use of the phone’s Power and Volume down buttons. When looking at the screen of the phone, locate both the Power and Volume down buttons on the right side of the device.
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Step 2. Taking the screenshot
With the required buttons located on the device, you’re now ready to snap a picture of your phone’s screen. Simply hold down the Moto G or Moto X’s Power and Volume down buttons simultaneously for roughly three seconds. If done correctly, you should hear a camera shutter sound and a quick notification signifying the screenshot’s success.
Captured screenshots then save to the Moto G or Moto X’s Screenshots folder withing the device’s Gallery. To access the Screenshots folder, simply click on the device’s Applications button on the home screen, select Gallery, and click Screenshot.
Step 3. Edit and share your photos (Optional)
Similar to other photos within the Moto G or Moto X’s gallery, users have the ability to edit any screenshot taken. Users also have the option to send screenshots via email or picture message, as well as the ability to share them across a host of social media websites like Facebook or Twitter.