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How to take screenshots on Realme smartphones

Realme phones pack plenty of smart additions to help you capture your screen.
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May 17, 2022

Realme is slowly gaining steam across global markets, so there’s a good chance you either own one of the company’s products or are looking to buy one. But do you know how to take a screenshot on Realme smartphones? This article details the methods you can use to accomplish this task with ease.

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

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Use your phone’s buttons

Realme 9 Pro vs Realme 9 Pro Plus home screens in hand
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This is the easiest way to capture screenshots on Realme phones. The method also works on other Android phones.

  • Press and hold the power and volume buttons simultaneously to take a screenshot on a Realme device.
  • You’ll see a preview on the left of your display once the screenshot is captured. Tap it to gain more options to edit or share it.

Use a three-finger swipe

There are plenty of software methods for snagging a screenshot, and this is arguably the easiest. You will have to enable the three-finger swipe method in your Realme phone’s settings menu. To do this:

  • Head to Settings > Convenience Tools > Gestures & Motions. Ensure 3 Finger Screenshot is enabled.
  • Once this is complete, head to the screen you wish to capture and swipe downwards from the top of the display with three fingers to take a screenshot.

Use the Assistive Ball

You can also take screenshots on some Realme smartphones using a convenience feature in Realme UI called Assistive Ball. It effectively adds a floating software shortcut icon on the display. You will need to enable a few things first.

  • Firstly, head to Settings > Convenience Tools > Assistive Ball. Ensure the Assistive Ball toggle is switched on.
  • Next, you’ll need to select an Operation Mode below the toggle. Choose between Gesture Operations or Tap Menu. We’ll opt for the latter in this tutorial. As their names suggest, Gesture Operations will let you set a swiping gesture shortcut to snag screenshots, while Tap Menu opens up an additional dialog with multiple shortcuts. We prefer the latter as it’s quicker, and you won’t need to remember which gesture you’ve assigned to capture screenshots.
  • Once Tap Menu is selected, you can head to the screen you wish to capture. Tap the floating Assistive Ball icon, then the Screenshot shortcut when it appears to capture the screen.

Take a scrolling screenshot

Realme 9 Pro app drawer in hand
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Like most Android phone makers, Realme also gives users a way to capture scrolling screenshots. The method is quite simple.

  • Use any one of the three methods detailed above to take a screenshot.
  • Once the screenshot is captured, you’ll see a Scrolling screenshot button below the screenshot preview on the left-hand side of the screen. Tap it.
  • A new dialog that reads Auto taking a scrolling screenshot… will appear, and the screen will begin scrolling.
  • Tap the checkmark icon to stop the screenshot. The scrolling screenshot will also stop once it reaches the end of the page.

Take a partial screenshot

What if you want to capture a tiny snippet of the display? There’s an easy way to do that too, and it involves just three fingers.

  • Head to Settings > Convenience Tools > Gestures & motions and enable 3-finger touch and hold.
  • Once enabled, find the screen content you wish to capture. Touch the display with three fingers and hold them there until the screenshot dialog appears. It may take a while.
  • A screenshot dialog will appear on the display, highlighting the content within the capture area. Here you can adjust the size, doodle on the screenshot, or change the shape entirely. Hit the checkmark icon when you’re happy.

Use a voice assistant

Finally, there’s a method to take a screenshot on Realme smartphones that won’t require touching the screen or holding buttons. Ask Google Assistant to capture a screenshot for you.

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

That’s it. Now you know how to take screenshots on a Realme smartphone. Let us know which method is your favorite in the comments below.