Can not figure out how to take screenshots in Android 11


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Prior to 11, all I had to do was long press on the power button, and there was an option for screenshot, but now in 11 that option is gone. According to a few sites that I found I am supposed to be able to press up on the screen and it will give me an option, but that doesn't work for me.

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7 minutes ago, jnelsoninjax said:

Prior to 11, all I had to do was long press on the power button, and there was an option for screenshot, but now in 11 that option is gone. According to a few sites that I found I am supposed to be able to press up on the screen and it will give me an option, but that doesn't work for me.

On my S7 with Oreo you can just swipe the side of your hand across the whole screen is that not possible now?

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power + volume down for 4 sec

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49 minutes ago, SnoopZ said:

On my S7 with Oreo you can just swipe the side of your hand across the whole screen is that not possible now?

Apparently not, at least not on my pixel

39 minutes ago, Marujan said:

power + volume down for 4 sec

That doesn't work either

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Motorola gives the option of pressing 3 fingers (German 3 finger salute...(well that's what I learned from Inglorious Bastard).

By pressing it in the middle of the screen.

Maybe it'll work for you

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that's one of the inconsistencies of Android; the screenshot shortcut seems to be different on every device.

 

google is usually your friend on this question; I usually just google "how to take a screenshot on [model name]" and the smart result at the top will usually have the answer

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51 minutes ago, Brandon H said:

that's one of the inconsistencies of Android; the screenshot shortcut seems to be different on every device.

 

google is usually your friend on this question; I usually just google "how to take a screenshot on [model name]" and the smart result at the top will usually have the answer

Unfortunately that just tells me how to do it before android 11:

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How to take a Google Pixel screenshot

 

Open the screen that you want to capture.

Press and hold the Power and Volume down buttons at the same time for a few seconds.

Your phone will take a picture of the screen and save it.

At the bottom left, you'll find a preview of your screenshot.

Tip: To take a screenshot without buttons, you can also swipe up and hold from the bottom of the screen and tap Screenshot . Then choose an open app to take a screenshot of.

 

Obviously neither of those work anymore.

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Drag up from the bottom of the screen, and the app switcher pops up, with the current window as well.  And below them is an option for screen shot (you can pick which one app you want a screenshot of).

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10 hours ago, shockz said:

Pixels are holding power button and volume down button at the same time. Works fine on my tester pixel. Somethings wrong with your device if that’s not working. 

My device works fine, it's just that this button combo does not work anymore.

10 hours ago, virtorio said:

If all else fails, you can ask Google Assistant to take a screenshot for you.

Hey Google ... Take Screenshot.

Interesting, but I have Goggle assistant disabled (have no use for it).

10 hours ago, kuskoak said:

Drag up from the bottom of the screen, and the app switcher pops up, with the current window as well.  And below them is an option for screen shot (you can pick which one app you want a screenshot of).

Again, this may have been the case in Android 10, but now that the phone is running 11 that option (at least for me) does not exist.

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did a bit of googling and according to this article I found pulling up from the home button is the only method now in base Android 11

 

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/android-11-puts-some-serious-and-subtle-polish-on-the-platform/#:~:text=Android 11%3A Screenshots and power&text=You can no longer take,the display (Figure B).

 

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Android 11: Screenshots and power

The developers have stripped out the screenshot tool from the power button menu. You can no longer take a screenshot by holding down the power button; instead, you must access the open app list by swiping up from the home button. Once you reveal your open apps, you'll see the Screenshot button at the bottom of the display (Figure B).


android11b.jpg
 

The caveat to the new Screenshot feature is that it prevents you from taking screenshots of certain elements such as the Screenshot feature itself or the notification shade.

 

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Updated me Pixel 4XL and rooted few days ago.  Power and vol down works fine for me,  Also, if you being up your open apps list,you can take a screenshot  from there as well.''

 

Do you have a case on your phone?  If so, remove it and see if you can do a screenshot.  Sometimes cases and interfere with pushing the side buttons correctly.

20 minutes ago, Brandon H said:

did a bit of googling and according to this article I found pulling up from the home button is the only method now in base Android 11

 

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/android-11-puts-some-serious-and-subtle-polish-on-the-platform/#:~:text=Android 11%3A Screenshots and power&text=You can no longer take,the display (Figure B).

 

 

I can still use the power/vol up buttons on my Pixel 4XL.

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Since upgrading my Pixel 4 XL to 11 both holding down volume down and the power button a couple of seconds, or dragging up from the bottom of the screen and selecting screenshot method are working for me.

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On 11/09/2020 at 09:19, Brandon H said:

all else fails you could try a Factory Reset just to rule out the combo glitching post upgrade.

I believe that the issue is that I am using Microsoft Launcher instead of the default launcher considering my niece is using a Pixel 2 and she can access the screenshot button as outlined in the article that you shared.

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5 minutes ago, jnelsoninjax said:

I believe that the issue is that I am using Microsoft Launcher instead of the default launcher considering my niece is using a Pixel 2 and she can access the screenshot button as outlined in the article that you shared.

Disable it and see if that fixes it for you.

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2 hours ago, jnelsoninjax said:

I believe that the issue is that I am using Microsoft Launcher instead of the default launcher considering my niece is using a Pixel 2 and she can access the screenshot button as outlined in the article that you shared.

yeah that's possible. Google has been known to block new/adjusted features from 3rd party launchers; especially where the gesture navigation is concerned ...

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On 12/09/2020 at 10:19, jnelsoninjax said:

I believe that the issue is that I am using Microsoft Launcher instead of the default launcher considering my niece is using a Pixel 2 and she can access the screenshot button as outlined in the article that you shared.

Using NOVA Launcher and have no issues doing the screenshots with the power/vol buttons.

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Pixel 4 XL Android 11 -Power and down work here. At the bottom of the phone you have 3 buttons, Arrow Circle and Square. The one on the far right, the square or go back to last app button, click it and at the bottom left of the screen pops up  "screenshot". Click this and you'll have a screenshot of the last screen open with and option to share or edit.

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