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Here's how to take a screenshot with the OnePlus 5T
The “Never Settle” folks at OnePlus have included a large 6-inch display with an 18:9 aspect ratio on their latest smartphone. That means the OnePlus 5T‘s display is primed for some great, sizeable screenshots.
In this article, we take a look at three methods you can use to take a screenshot on the OnePlus 5T. One of these methods even allows you to take a “scrolling” screenshot and capture images of websites or apps without being limited to what’s visible on the screen.
How to take a screenshot with the OnePlus 5T using its power and volume buttons
The old-fashioned way to take screenshots hasn’t changed in years, and it’s still your simplest option on the OnePlus 5T. All you have to do is press on the Power and Volume buttons on the phone at the same time, and you’ll see the phone’s display take a screenshot of whatever is on screen. You should also see a toolbar on the bottom of the screenshot, with icons that will allow you to start editing the image, or share it quickly with friends online.
How to take a scrolling screenshot with the OnePlus 5T
If you want to get aOnePlus 5T screenshot of an image that, say, shows an entire web page, the device can handle that as well. As before, you just press on the Power and Volume buttons on the phone at the same time. However, once you’ve created the image, you’ll want to tap on what look likes a phone icon on the right of the tool bar that appears at the bottom of your screen. The image should then begin scrolling down, automatically taking the longer screenshot.
Once the device reaches the end of the content, the screenshot will automatically stop, having stored the image. You can also manually stop the scrolling screenshot by just tapping on the display.
How to take a screenshot with the OnePlus 5T and Google Assistant
The OnePlus 5T includes support for Google Assistant, the Android-based digital companion, which can quickly help you take a screenshot on the device. First, you have to launch Google Assistant by saying “Ok Google” or with a long press on the OnePlus 5T home button. Then, all you have to do is say, “Take a screenshot” and Google Assistant will automatically take a screenshot of whatever is showing on the OnePlus 5T’s display. You can then edit or share that screenshot, as with the other two methods.
As you can see, it’s pretty simple to take both a standard and a scrolling screenshot with the OnePlus 5T, so you can now show off what’s on your phone’s display for anyone to see.