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How to Take Screenshots on Huawei Mate 20 / Mate 20 Pro

This article lists down complete steps that explain how to take screenshots on new Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro smartphones. The latest 2018 flagship devices from Huawei feature some of the most powerful hardware we have seen in smartphones. Mate 20 Pro left us quite impressed with its performance and overall experience during our brief hands-on time at the Dubai launch event. Now, if you have received your new Mate 20 device or are waiting for it to ship, here is how you can take screen grabs on it.

Similar to other Huawei devices, Mate 20 / Mate 20 Pro run EMUI 9 which is a proprietary skin overlay on top of Android 9.0 Pie. Thanks to this extra UI layer, the company is able to pack in few features that are otherwise unavailable through stock Android. As an example, due to EMUI, there is more than one method available to capture what is being displayed on screen. Users can choose from either hand-gestures or a simple notification toggle. To find a full step-by-step tutorial for taking screenshots on Huawei Mate 20 / Mate 20 Pro, read right ahead.

Take Screenshots on Huawei Mate 20 / Mate 20 Pro

There are three unique methods that you can follow in order to take a screenshot on Huawei Mate 20 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 Mate 20 Pro tips and tricks. For more such tips, check out our Mate 20 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 Mate 20 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 Mate 20 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 9, 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.

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 Mate 20 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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