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How to Take Screenshots on Huawei P20 Pro

We have compiled complete instructions for how to take screenshots on the new Huawei P20 smartphones. Huawei’s latest flagship smartphone series packs some top of the line hardware, especially in the P20 Pro’s camera department. Whole lineup — P20, P20 Lite and P20 Pro — features minimal bezel designs along with dual lens on the back. In the case of P20 Pro, however, you get a 3 camera setup. Nonetheless, with this article, we will be guiding new owners and users on how they can take screenshots on their new Huawei P20 smartphone. This guide works across P20, P20 Lite and P20 Pro.

Huawei is one of the few brands which takes pride in their skin overlay on top of Android — EMUI 8.1. Thanks to this skin, there are multiple methods which you can utilize to take a simple screen grab on your P20 smartphone. One of our favorite ones is the new 3 finger swipe gesture which is quite easy and convenient. We have all of the different methods listed ahead so you can utilize the one you find most easiest. Have you seen how gorgeous is the Huawei P20 Pro? If not, check out this unboxing video and our first impressions about the phone.

Take Screenshots on Huawei P20

There are three unique methods that you can follow in order to take a screenshot on Huawei P20 series smartphone. You can take screenshots by:

  • Hardware buttons
  • Notification Center button
  • Three Finger Swipe gesture

All of these methods can be enabled at the same time so that whatever the situation may be, you can choose the most convenient option.

NOTE: This post is part of our series of Huawei P20 Pro tips and tricks. For more such tips, check out our P20 Pro Features section.

1. How To Take Screenshots Using Hardware Buttons:

This one is one of the fastest and most convenient ways to take screenshots on your Huawei P20 smartphone. 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 Volume Down buttons together.

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

Easy, eh? Next, we have the cool palm swipe gesture that is even faster to quickly take a screenshot on your phone.

2. How To Take Screenshots Using Notification Center Pull Down:

This method makes it quite easy to grab what’s being displayed on the screen. The complete details for taking screenshots through the notification center is as follows:

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

Step 2 – Access the notification center by swiping down from the status bar on your Huawei P20 smartphone. You might have to swipe down twice to see the Screenshot button.

Step 3 – Just tap on the Screenshot button and the phone will automatically close the notification pull-down and grab what’s being displayed.

This might seem easy but we have a more convenient method given right ahead.

3. How to Capture Screenshot with Three Finger Gesture:

How to take screenshots on Huawei P20

Thanks to EMUI 8.1, there is gesture support build into the operating system. Once enabled, you can take all your screenshots through the following steps.

Step 1 – You need to activate the gesture itself before you can actually use it. In order to do so, go into the Settings app and select the Smart Assistance menu.

Step 2 – From the Smart Assistance menu, find out Motion Control and then select Three-fingerScreenshot capture and enable it.

Step 3 – Close the settings app, head to the screen which you want to capture.

Step 4 – Now to take a screenshot, just hold out three fingers packed closely and swipe downwards on the display. Ideally, you should start swiping down from the middle of the display.

For better instructions, read our detail guide on how to enable this gesture!

How to Find Saved Screenshots?

You can easily find your saved screenshots through the stock Gallery app. Or manually, you can go to the Pictures > Screenshots folder in your phone memory and check all the screenshots you have taken so far.

To transfer screenshots and other media from Huawei P20 smartphone to your computer, make sure you have the right apps to do that. You should have latest Huawei USB drivers so your phone is easily recognized by the computer.

Huawei HiSuite will allow you to transfer your content from your phone to Windows PC easily. Similarly, Android File Transfer can also get the job done if you are a Mac user.

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