The shiny new two-tone aluminum HTC One M9 was announced earlier this month and is finally starting to ship for those who’ve pre-ordered, and will hit most carrier stores in the US starting April 10th. Now that consumers are starting to get their hands on it, we’re getting asked a lot of questions. Here we’ll explain how to take a screenshot with the HTC One M9.
HTC’s new handset is packed full of fancy features. Like an improved 20.7 megapixel camera, new theme software to change to the look, and more, but one thing we constantly receive questions about is something as simple as taking a screenshot. Whether you want to screenshot something funny posted to Facebook, a meme of your least favorite NFL team, or even important emails snippets, screenshots are an easy way to save things.
Taking a screenshot or screengrab is one of the oldest tricks on Android, but the way it has been achieved may of changed a few times, not to mention some manufacturers do things differently than others. To take a screenshot with the HTC One M9 you’ll just need to hold down a few buttons, and you’re all set. Read on to learn how.
If you’ve used an Android device in the past few years you’ll be right at home and its the exact same as almost every device that isn’t made by Samsung. The Galaxy series does things a little different, but HTC screenshots are just like any other Android device, and very similar to the iPhone.
All you need to do is hold two buttons down at the exact same time, pause for a brief moment, and you’ll see the screenshot get captured and saved. Below are the exact details, the few easy steps you’ll need to know.
Just like we mentioned above, saving what is on the screen of your new HTC One M9 smartphone is extremely easy. So easy in fact, that you’ll probably be upset you didn’t try this before.
Press the Power/Sleep button (now on the bottom right side) of your HTC One M9 along with the volume down button at the exact same time. Simply position what is likely your middle and ring finger then push both power+volume down at the same time, hold until you see the visual screenshot on screen (or the camera shutter sound) and let go. It’s that easy.
Once done you’ll see and hear the screenshot capture, which can then be accessed in multiple ways. Pulling down the notification bar as shown below will instantly show the screenshot has been captured and saved, and you can even share it right from the notification bar thanks to Android’s expandable notifications.
Tap the Circle and two arrows “share” icon in the notification pull-down bar of the screenshot and you can instantly send to a friend in a text message, add to an email, or any of the many share integrations with Android. This is a great way to share things on your screen with ease.
Alternatively all screenshots are also saved to the HTC One M9 internal storage and users can simply navigate to the gallery just like you would to retrieve and view a photo. In the HTC gallery app you’ll notice everything is categorized, and if this is your first time you’ll see a new album or category for “screenshots” and that’s where your screenshots will be located.
That is it, you’re all done! You’ve now learned how to quickly and easily capture whatever is on the screen of your smartphone to share and do with it as you please. You can also customize the icons in the notification pull-down bar, called “quick settings” by pulling down twice and tapping the edit button next to the gear-shaped settings icon. In here is a one tap screenshot button. Which you can tap and it will snap a screenshot of whatever is on the screen. Stay tuned for more HTC One M9 coverage, details, and how tos in the near future.