Whether you’re new to LG phones, Android in general or you’re just brushing up on the basics, it’s worth knowing how to quickly capture what’s on your screen and share it — or archive it for safekeeping.
Like most LG phones, the G5 — the Korean company’s flagship phone for 2016 — lets you take a screenshot in a couple of different ways. The first simply takes an image of your screen and saves it to the gallery; the second gets a bit more fancy, with annotation options that let you write or draw on your image before saving or sharing it.
So let’s dive in. Head past the break to find out how to take a screenshot on the LG G5
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1. LG G5 screenshot — Method 1
The easiest way to take a screenshot on the LG G5 is the tried and true button combination — pressing the power and volume down keys at the same time. The LG G5 has its power key on the back, so successfully pulling this off can be tricker than on other Android phones with buttons on the side. In any case, with a bit of practice it’s easy enough.
Everyone loves a numbered list, so here’s a step-by-step rundown:
Get the screen you want to capture ready — including clearing away any embarrassing (or incriminating) notifications or floating apps.
Press the volume down and power keys at exactly the same time. (If you press one too late after the other, it won’t work.)
That’s it. The screenshot will be saved to the “Screenshots” folder in your gallery for easy retrieval.
If you want to immediately share it, find the screenshot notification in your notification tray, then hit the “Share” button.
… And you’re done!
2. LG G5 screenshot — Method 2