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How to Take Screenshots on HTC One M9

HTC unveiled their newest One phone, One M9 and we must say, it has truly deserved a spot on this years most appreciated phones. The Metal body continues in this iteration as well but this time round HTC has mixed up the manufacturing process. This new method lets the One M9 to have separate trim color options. Under the hood specs are top of the line as well. However, in this post we are going to look at a very different aspect of the phone. We will show you how to easily and efficiently manipulate through the Operating System. This post will target the Screenshot functionality on the HTC One M9. The process, rather processes are very easy, you just need to know how.

HTC’s Sense is ever present on the HTC One M9. This skin is very popular among Android users and sometimes it also ends up as the sole reason why consumers go for HTC powered Android phones. Just like competitors, Sense also wants you to use the OS to capture screenshots rather than clicking on the hardware buttons. In most cases, this does provide a better alternative but in other cases, it fails. Which one will suit you? Follow along to find out.


1. How To Take Screenshot Using Hardware Buttons:

This one is one of the fastest and most convenient ways to take a screenshot on your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. Just follow these quick steps to take one right now:

Step 1 – Open the application/screen which you want to take a screenshot of.

Step 2 – Now press and hold the Power and Home buttons together.

NOTE: The hardware buttons are placed on the back, you just have to find the right position for your finger through which you can press both buttons simultaneously.

Step 3 – You will see a quick animation and hear a feedback sound that will show that a screenshot was just taken.

2. How to Take Screenshots with QuickMemo+:

This feature is a continuation from old-gen HTC G flagships like the HTC G3. Basically, this lets you avoid all the button pressing. Also if you want to capture your screen and edit or crop out a certain part, this is perfect.

Step 1 – Open the application/screen which you want to take a screenshot of.

Step 2 – Pull down your quick settings/notification drawer and click the QuickMemo+ button.

Step 3 – You will be guided to a screen where you captured screen will be displayed along with all the tools you would require to quickly edit the screenshot.

3. Setting Up Quick Settings To Take A Screenshot

Step 1 – Pull down the Status bar to access Notification center. Pull down once again to access Quick Settings.

Step 2 – Click on the Tablet with Pencil button (Edit). This will show you all the existing buttons as well as hidden ones which you can manually add.

Step 3 – Find the “Screenshot” button and drag it alongside the existing buttons. Click “Done” to save your changes. Now whenever you double drag your status bar, the screenshot button will be shown.

Step 4 – Go to the screen you want to capture. Double drag from the status bar, click the “Screenshot” button and voila!

— How to Find Saved Screenshots?

It’s very easy to find them. You can go to the Gallery app and look for the Screenshots folder/album. Or manually, you can go to the Pictures > Screenshots folder in your phone memory and check all the screenshots you have taken so far.

Supposedly, HTC’s alternative to buttons radically makes it easier to take a screenshot. What do you find yourself using more? Let us know in the comments below.

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Taimur Akmal

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