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Xiaomi Mi 8: How to Take Screenshots

Here is a quick guide on how to take screenshots on Xiaomi Mi 8. The latest minimal bezel flagship smartphone from Xiaomi comes packed with a stellar design and great hardware. Running MIUI 10, the smartphone offers some great usability and accessibility features. Some of which we will utilize to capture screenshots. As the phone runs Android, there is a standard procedure which you can execute to grab what’s being displayed on your Mi 8. For new users and owners, this guide will take you through complete steps on how you can proceed to take screenshots on Xiaomi Mi 8.

Loyal Mi fans shifting to Mi 8 wouldn’t find new changes to be as drastic as someone switching from another brand due to the heavy skin Xiaomi offers. Fortunately, however, you can use our guide to start exploring the new smartphone and learn how to perform some basic tasks such as taking screenshots. Also, it is to be noted that despite the notch, once you take a screenshot, there would be no blank space hence meaning that the notch area would be filled with the notification bar. Ahead are multiple ways to take screenshots on Xiaomi MI 8.

Take Screenshots, Xiaomi Mi 8

There are two methods that you can follow in order to take a screenshot on Xiaomi Mi 8. You can take screenshots by:

  • Hardware buttons
  • Using the drop-down menu

1. How To Take Screenshots Using Hardware Buttons:

This one is one of the fastest and most convenient ways to take a screenshot on your Xiaomi Mi 8. 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 will show that a screenshot was just taken.

That’s it. The screenshot of your current screen is now captured.

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2. How To Take Screenshots Using the Drop-down Menu

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

Step 2 – Pull down the drop down menu (notification bar) from the top.

Step 3 – Locate the screenshot icon and tap on it. (It is usually a square shape with scissors in the center.)

Step 4 – You will see a quick animation and hear a feedback sound that will show that a screenshot was just taken.

That’s it, this is how you take screenshot on the Xiaomi Mi 8. The screenshot of your current screen is captured and saved to the gallery.

— 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.

Now, after you have these screenshots saved, to transfer them to your computer, do install proper USB drivers before connecting your phone. Screenshots are saved on the internal storage of your smartphone within a folder named Screenshots.

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