Are your smartphone’s volume or power buttons damaged and not functioning anymore? That doesn’t mean that your phone cannot work anymore. We earlier mentioned how you can control volume on Android or iPhone without using physical buttons. And here we bring to you a useful app available on Play Store which can help you screenshot without buttons on Android. For iPhone/iPad users the functionality is built right into iOS. So, let’s get the ball rolling and look at the procedure.
Apart from that, we have mentioned one bonus method with which you can capture screenshots on Android with the home button.
Screenshot Without Buttons
1. Visit Play Store and search for Assistive Touch for Android app or use the following link. Install the app and open it.
2. Tap on Layout under Floating Menu section.
3. Now, tap on the + icon and on the next screen come down and select Screenshot.
4. Exit the app and you will see the assistive touch icon. Go to the desired screen you want to capture and tap on the assistive touch icon. Select Screenshot to capture the screen.
You can always get rid of the Assistive touch whenever desired by simply uninstalling the app.
How To Take A Screenshot With The Home Button
The only app you’re going to need to use the Home button for screenshots is called Screenshot Assistant by Waskysoft available for free on the Play Store. When you first install the app, it’s going to take you through a brief introduction of the app, and you will also need to set up the assistant preferences.
When you set this up, you will not be able to use Google Assistant. It’s a sacrifice you’re going to have to make if you want to use this app. Once you’ve chosen the app, hit the back button and the app will let you know that everything is set up. Tap on the Done option on the bottom right.
Once you tap on done, it’s all set up. Find whatever it is you want to take a screenshot of and only press the home button. Make sure that you keep the home button pressed but only for a few seconds. After taking the screenshot, you will see some options at the bottom of your display.
The first icon allows you to crop your screenshot. When you tap on this option, you will see a white square. If it’s the right size, you can simply move it to where you want to take the screenshot. If it needs some adjusting just tap a side and adjust it to the size, you need.
To the left of the share button, is the option to save the screenshot to your Android device once you have what you need. With the share button, you can use to send the screenshot to any app you have on your phone. At least during my testing, the app didn’t have any compatibility issues with another screenshot app I have on my phone.
I was able to use both of them without any issues. The app is good, but it would be even better if it allowed you to designate any button as the trigger. For example, instead of it being the home button, you could go into settings and make the power button the trigger. Who knows. Maybe in the future, the developer will make some much-needed improvements.
Anyways you will be able to take a screenshot without Power button on Android using this app which you may require.
As iOS officially has assistive touch you don’t need any third party app. Follow the steps below to turn on assistive touch on iPhone or iPad.
- Go to Settings and select General.
- Next tap on Accessibility followed by AssistiveTouch.
- Finally, toggle the AssistiveTouch switch to ON.
This will enable assistive touch on your iOS device. To take a screenshot using Assistive touch tap on its icon and select Device. Now, tap on More and select Screenshot.
That’s all there is to it.
We hope that you were able to take the screenshot without buttons on Android and iPhone. If you found the tutorial helpful then don’t forget to share it on social media.