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How to take a screenshot on a Google Pixel 7

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December 9, 2022

The old saying that “an image can say a thousand words” holds very true in the current age of smartphones. Sometimes taking a screenshot of what you’re seeing on your device can more efficiently communicate an idea or situation. If you can’t figure out how to take a screenshot on a Google Pixel 7 or Pixel 7 Pro, we’re here to help. There are actually multiple methods. Let’s get to them.

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The simplest way to take a screenshot on a Google Pixel 7 or Pixel 7 Pro is to press the Power and Volume Down buttons simultaneously. This is not the only method, though. Keep reading to find out about other ways to take a screenshot.


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How to take a screenshot on Pixel 7 using the hardware keys

This is considered a universal way to take a screenshot on Android devices. It will work with most phones running Google’s mobile operating system, including the Pixel 7 series.

  1. Navigate to the page you want to take a screenshot of.
  2. Press the Power and Volume Down buttons simultaneously.
  3. That’s it!

Pixel 7 screenshots from the Recent Apps list

Don’t feel like fumbling around with buttons? Here’s a way to use software to create a screenshot.

  1. Navigate to the page you want to take a screenshot of.
  2. Pull up the Recent Apps view by dragging your finger from the bottom of the screen up.
  3. Tap on the Screenshot option.
  4. You can also move to other apps within the Recent Apps view to take a screenshot of other apps you’ve been using.

Google Assistant can help

Maybe using your hands is not even an option. You can also use voice commands!

How to take a screenshot using Google Assistant:

  1. Navigate to the page you want to take a screenshot of.
  2. Pull up Google Assistant by saying “OK, Google,” or “Hey, Google.”
  3. Say “Take a screenshot.”

If your device isn’t responding to the hotword, it’s likely because the feature is disabled. Here’s how to take care of that.

How to enable the “Hey, Google” voice command:

  1. Launch the Settings app.
  2. Go into Google.
  3. Select Settings for Google apps.
  4. Tap on Search, Assistant & Voice.
  5. Hit Google Assistant.
  6. Pick Hey Google & Voice Match.
  7. Toggle Hey Google on.

How to take a scrolling screenshot on the Google Pixel 7

If you need to capture more than what your screen is currently displaying, you can also choose to take a scrolling screenshot.

  1. Navigate to the page you want to take a screenshot of.
  2. Press the Power and Volume Down buttons simultaneously.
  3. Select Capture more.
  4. You can drag the edges to take a screenshot of the desired area.
  5. Hit Save when done.

Where are screenshots saved on the Google Pixel 7?

Where did the screenshot you just captured go? They’re pretty easy to find. You can go to Photos > Library > Screenshots. If you’re using a file manager, the files will be stored under Images > Screenshots.

How to edit a screenshot on a Google Pixel 7

If you want to make some changes, cover information, or improve the look of your screenshot, you can technically edit it the same way you would any other image. It’s saved as a photo, after all. Google Photos has its own editing tools, though. Here’s how to access them.

  1. Open Google Photos.
  2. Find the screenshot you want to edit.
  3. Tap on the Edit button.
  4. You can now crop, erase, blur, make exposure edits, control the color, add filters, and more.

FAQs

If you’re trying to find screenshots using a file manager, they’ll be under Images > Screenshots. If using Google Photos, you can find them under Library > Screenshots

There is no limit to how many screenshots you can take, other than your phone’s storage space.

Yes. Just take a screenshot and select Capture more when the pop-up shows up.

Screenshots are images, and can be treated as such. You can edit them using any photo editing software, or simply accessing the editing tools within Google Photos.

Google Lens makes it possible to translate text on any image, including screenshots. Just go to Google Photos, select the screenshot you want to translate, tap on Lens, and pick the Translate tab.