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How to Take Screenshots on Huawei Nova 3 / 3i

Here is a complete run-down of steps that show how to take screenshots on Huawei’s latest Nova 3 and Nova 3i smartphones. Reviving the Nova name, Huawei has really come up with some spectacular smartphones that are packed with features and are beautifully designed. If you have purchased either one, here is the perfect guide to start exploring. As Nova 3 and Nova 3i run EMUI 8.2 out of the box, there is a strong focus on accessibility and making things easier for the users. Rather than forcing users to stick with the traditional button-press method of taking a screenshot, there are multiple different and easier ways. And all of which we have detailed ahead broken down into logical steps.

Screen capture is something pretty standard on mobile platforms. Android, for one, has supported this functionality since the start. Now, as number of manufacturers have grown, so have the number of Android skins. Similarly, to make one stand out from the other, there are unique features provided to the end consumer. For EMUI 8.2 running on Nova 3 and Nova 3i, one of those unique features are the multiple ways through which a screenshot can be executed. Continue reading to find how to take screenshots on your Huawei Nova 3 and Nova 3i.

Take Screenshots on Huawei Nova 3 / 3i

There are three unique methods that you can follow in order to take a screenshot on Huawei Nova 3 / 3i 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.

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 Nova 3 / 3i 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:

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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 Nova 3 / 3i 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:

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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 Nova 3 / 3i 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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Taimur Akmal

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