If you are new to Android, you probably are not aware that it is very simple to take a screenshot on Moto E.
How to take a screenshot on Moto E?
To take a screenshot for Moto E, you simply press and hold both the Power and Volume down key simultaneously for about three seconds. You should hear the camera shutter sound once the screenshot is taken.
The most important requirement is “simultaneously”.
If you press and hold power key too early, you get power options, instead of taking screenshots.
If you press and hold volume down key too early, you get volume adjustment screen and decrease the volume.
In practice, you can press and hold power key “slightly” earlier than pressing the volume down key, because power option will be triggered slower than the volume adjusting screen.
Where are the screenshots saved on Moto E?
The screenshot is always saved in the internal storage of the phone.
You can check the screenshots from Gallery/Photos app–screenshots.
You can edit the screenshot as normal photos using the Gallery app or Google+ Photos app.
In the Gallery or Photos app, you can also share the screenshot as normal photos to many apps, for example, email, SMS, or Google drive.
Why can I not take a screenshot on Moto E?
This method is the standard method to take a screenshot on almost all Android phones (without physical home buttons).
It should work on your Moto E.
If you get volume adjusting screen or power options, it means the timing of pressing the two keys is not right. You need to practise it a while.
Once you get your screenshot, you will find it is actually so easy to take a screenshot in Moto E.
Are there any other methods to take screenshots on Moto E?
There are a few other methods of taking screenshots on Moto E:
- Use an app. Most of such apps require rooted Moto E.
- Use Android Debug Bridge (ADB) shell command (adb shell screencap ) from a PC.
- Use the monitors.bat (under tools folder) in Android SDK from a PC. You need to install the Motorola USB driver on the PC.
- If you Moto E (for example, Moto E6) is running Android Pie (Android 9) or Android 10, there is a screenshot shortcut in the Power menu. You can use the screenshot shortcut to take screenshots on Moto E, are explained in this guide.
Of course, the last two methods require that you enable the developer options.
Do you have any problems to take a screenshot on Moto E?
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For more guides, tips and tricks of using Moto E, please check our Moto E How-to Guides page.