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How to take screenshots on the Google Pixel 6 series

From using buttons to your voice, we outline four fool-proof methods to take screenshots on the new Pixel.
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September 13, 2022
Google Pixel 6 Home Screen
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Google’s latest and greatest Pixel line is finally here. If you’ve snagged a Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Pro, you’ll want to take the upgraded displays, larger batteries, and Tensor chipset in the Pro for a spin. However, you should familiarise yourself with the basics, especially if you haven’t yet used a Pixel or Android 13 before. This brief guide runs through the best methods to take a Google Pixel 6 screenshot.

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The easiest way to take a screenshot on the Google Pixel 6 series is to press and hold the power and volume buttons simultaneously. Read more below for details and alternative methods.

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Use the Pixel 6 series’ buttons

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The simplest way to take a screenshot on the Pixel 6 series, as with all Android phones, is using the physical buttons.

  • Navigate to the content you wish to capture.
  • Press and hold the Power and Volume down keys. Let go of the buttons once you see the screen flash. The screenshot is now saved to your Pixel.
  • A notification will also appear at the bottom of the screen where you can edit, share, or delete the shot.

Take a Pixel 6 screenshot without buttons

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Alternatively, you can use a shortcut on the Recent apps screen. It’s a method that’s arguably more time-consuming, but it’s an alternative worth knowing.

  • Navigate to the Recent apps page by using the swipe up and hold gesture from the bottom of the screen.
  • Scroll through your opened apps until you find the one you wish to screenshot.
  • Tap Screenshot at the bottom left of the screen.
  • The screenshot is now saved to your screenshots directory.
  • Like the method above, using the Recents trick allows you to edit or share the screenshot after grabbing it.

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Take a scrolling screenshot

If you want to capture an entire webpage or a list of menu items, you can use the scrollable screenshots feature. It’s pretty easy to do, too.

  • Capture your screenshot using one of the two methods above.
  • Tap the Capture more button to extend the size of the screenshot.
  • Before saving, you can also crop the screenshot as you see fit.
  • Hit Save once complete.

Notably, if you don’t see the Capture more button, the app doesn’t support scrolling screenshots, and you won’t be able to grab content beyond that visible on the display.


Use Google Assistant

Using Assistant to take a screenshot on the Pixel 6 series is perfect if you’re otherwise occupied or can’t physically reach the device.

  • Activate Google Assistant by saying, Hey Google.
  • Once Assistant is awake, say, Take a screenshot.

If this doesn’t work immediately or if Assistant doesn’t understand your command, check if Assistant is allowed to take screenshots.

  • Open Settings > Apps & notifications > Advanced > Default apps > Assist & voice input.
  • Toggle on Use screenshot.

See also: The best Google Assistant commands


Where are my screenshots stored on the Pixel 6 series?

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You can find all screenshots within Google Photos once you’ve captured or edited them.

  • Open the app and tap Library in the bottom right corner.
  • Find the Screenshots folder below the Photos on device section.
  • You can also share and edit your screenshots from this page.

FAQs

After capturing a screenshot, tap the pencil icon on the screenshot dialog to make additional edits to the file.

Tap the share icon on the screenshot dialog to share screenshots after you’ve captured them.

Yes, you can use a dedicated screenshot app to capture screenshots. Be sure to visit out best screenshot apps list for third-party screenshot apps for more.


That’s how to take screenshots on the Pixel 6 series. It’s that simple. Let us know which method is your favorite in the comments below.