How to take a screenshot on your Google Nexus 5X
If you want to save a website, image, or other information that appears on your screen as an image, you can take a screenshot of your Google Nexus 5X.
This is not difficult at all. In what follows, we explain step by step how to take a screenshot on your Google Nexus 5X.
How to take a screenshot
Depending on the model of your smartphone, the steps to take a screenshot may vary a bit. That’s why we’ll show you several ways to take a screenshot on Google Nexus 5X.
- Method 1:
To take a screenshot, press the menu button and the start button at the same time. Hold both buttons down for two or three seconds until the display flashes briefly. Now you can find the screenshot in a separate folder in the gallery of your Google Nexus 5X.
- Method 2:
Another method is to simultaneously press the Home button and the minus volume adjustment button on your smartphone. As soon as a screenshot (or screen grab) is taken, the screen flashes briefly as it did for the first method.
- Method 3:
On some models, you can even take a screenshot by sliding your finger across the screen from one edge to the other.
How to take an extended screenshot
With newer models, you can even take an extended screenshot, which is a screenshot that goes beyond the screen size of your smartphone.
So, if you want to take a screenshot of a website, for example, you can simply scroll through it instead of taking several screenshots. Please note that this only works if the page opened on your Google Nexus 5X can be scrolled.
We would like to inform you that the procedure for taking a screenshot may differ from one model to another.
In the following we will show you two ways to take an extended screenshot on your Google Nexus 5X.
- Start by opening an application with a scrolling function, for example the Internet browser.
- Simultaneously press the power button and the volume down button.
- Hold both buttons down until your Google Nexus 5X takes a screenshot.
- You will see a message with several options, select “Scroll Shot”.
- You can now take a screenshot of the page to the bottom of the section.
With this method, you can even take a screenshot of a complete website, including all the things you do not see on the screen itself, despite scrolling.
- Take a screenshot and click on the option below.
- Your smartphone will now extend your screenshot until you tap the screen.
Should the configuration on your Google Nexus 5X be slightly different
You may have chosen to install your own OS on your Google Nexus 5X, or you may be using an unknown version of Google Nexus 5X. Here are the key takeaways to take a screenshot :
On mobile devices that do not have a hardware keyboard, screenshots can usually be made by pressing a key combination and / or a screen button.
Special features under Android, which could be on your Google Nexus 5X
For devices that have a Home button and a power button, a screenshot is usually created by simultaneously pressing and holding these buttons. For devices that do not have a Home button, pressing and holding the power button on the screen displays a button to take a screenshot.
Special features under Microsoft Windows, if you installed it on Google Nexus 5X
For Windows 8 tablet PCs, a screenshot can be triggered by holding down the Windows button (below the screen) and the Volume Down key. For Windows Phone 8 phones, press and hold the Windows button and the power key. As of Windows Phone 8.1, a screenshot is triggered by holding down the power key and the volume up key.
Then you have the option to crop, send, print or edit the screenshot from your Google Nexus 5X.
We hope to have been able to show you a way to take a screenshot on your Google Nexus 5X.
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