How to take screenshots on Huawei smartphones – Android Authority

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Your smartphone is an indispensable source of seemingly endless information, but what if you wanted to take a snapshot of info on the fly? Well, there’s no better way to do this than capturing the screen. In this article, we detail the various methods to take screenshots on a Huawei smartphone.

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The easiest way to take a screenshot on a Huawei smartphone is to press and hold the power and volume buttons simultaneously. Read more below for details and alternative methods.


1: Use your phone’s buttons

This simple method works across Huawei phones running EMUI or Harmony OS, as well as other Android phones.

  • Press and hold the power and volume buttons simultaneously to take a screenshot on a Huawei device.
  • You’ll see a preview in the bottom-left of your display once the screenshot is captured. Tap it to gain more options to customize, annotate, or share it.

2: Use your knuckles

Huawei smartphones recognize finger swipes but also knuckle gestures and taps. This method is arguably swifter than using your phone’s buttons, but you’ll need to ensure it’s switched on.

  • Head to Settings > Accessibility features > Shortcuts & gestures > Take screenshot. Switch on the Knuckle screenshots setting if it’s not enabled.
  • Once this is complete, head to the screen you wish to capture and quickly double-tap the display with your knuckle to take a screenshot.

3: Take a scrolling screenshot

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Full-page screenshots, also known as scrolling screenshots, allow you to capture content hiding above or below what’s actually on your display. This method is excellent if you need to capture an entire webpage, playlist, or lengthy how-to.

There are two easy methods:

  • For the first method, capture a screenshot using the power/volume button method. Once captured, tap the preview in the bottom-left of your display. Tap the Scrollshot icon in the bottom right. Once activated, your Huawei will scroll down the page progressively to capture more content.
  • The second method once again involves Huawei’s knuckle smarts. However, instead of double-tapping the screen, use your knuckle to draw an S on the display. Your phone will automatically capture a scrolling screenshot.

Note: You can tap anywhere on the screen to stop the screenshot if you’ve captured the desired content. If the screenshot reaches the end of the page, it’ll also stop automatically.

4: Use a shortcut

You can take screenshots on Huawei smartphones by using a shortcut in the quick settings panel, too.

  • Swipe down from the top of the display to open the notification panel and quick settings panel. Tap on the Screenshot icon to capture your screen.
  • If you don’t see the icon in your quick settings panel, you may need to add it.
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