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How to take screenshots on OnePlus smartphones

From three-finger swipes to voice assistants, capturing your OnePlus phone's screen is pretty easy.
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September 12, 2022
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If you just bought a brand new OnePlus 10 Pro or Nord 2T, you may be wondering how to take a screenshot on it? Thankfully, OnePlus doesn’t make the process complicated at all. This article details the various ways you can take screenshots on your OnePlus smartphone.

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

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How to take screenshots on OnePlus smartphones

Use your phone’s buttons

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Arguably the easiest and most well-known method requires your OnePlus smartphone’s buttons. This is a common method that also works across all Android phones.

  • Press and hold down the power and volume down keys simultaneously.
  • Once the screen flashes, let go of both buttons.
  • Your screenshot should now be saved in the Screenshots folder.

Use a three-finger swipe

On some OnePlus phones, the phone button method may require two hands. However, this nifty gesture baked into Oxygen OS allows you to take a screenshot using a three-finger swipe. Here’s how to do it:

  • Check if the feature is enabled by heading to Settings > Buttons & gestures > Quick Gestures. Switch on Three-finger screenshot if it’s not already.
  • Navigate to the content you wish to capture, then swipe up or down on the display with three fingers.

Take an expanded screenshot

What if there’s content not currently on the screen you wish to capture? OnePlus also captures “expanded” screenshots of an entire webpage or list.

  • Capture a screenshot using one of the two methods outlined above.
  • Once a preview appears in the bottom-right corner of the display, tap the Expanded Screenshot button below it.
  • This will take you to the original screenshot, but the display will begin scrolling.
  • Tap anywhere on the display to stop the screenshot, or let it continue to capture all available content.
  • You can also crop the screenshot to size before saving or sharing it. Once you’re happy, tap the Checkmark icon in the top-right of the screen to save the screenshot.

Use a voice assistant

Finally, if you can’t physically reach your phone but want to capture content on your screen, you can employ Google Assistant.

  • Activate Assistant by saying, Hey Google.
  • Finally, say, Take a screenshot.

FAQs

You can quickly find your saved screenshots in the Screenshots folder. You can access it through the Files app or the Gallery app on your OnePlus phone.

Yes. Take a look at our best screenshot apps list for more details.


Now you know how to take a screenshot on OnePlus smartphones. Let us know which method you use in the comments below.