There are various ways you can take a screenshot on your Android device. There are the Home and Power button combination and thanks to apps you can also take a screenshot by only pressing one button. The easier something is, the better, right? Did you ever think of taking a screenshot without power button on Android? Well, in this guide, we are going to let you know how you can achieve it easily with a free app.
Don’t get me started on how complicated it was to take a screenshot when Android first came out. It got off to a rough start, but it got easier with time. It may not be as flawless as how some would like it to be. But only time will tell how much this feature is going to improve.
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. 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 wanted initially.
This is a great app if what you’re looking for is simplicity. It’s the right app for someone who likes to keep things simple or doesn’t get along with technology too much. The app is free, so you have nothing to lose if you want to give it a try. How do you take your screenshots? Share your thoughts in the comments.