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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by zlloyd1, Nov 18, 2020.

  1. zlloyd1

    zlloyd1 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Hello all, I have an LG LML212VL Android 8.1.0 smartphone device, and I am unable to take a screenshot as it has been instructed to me because I cannot click & hold the Power + Down Volume button together....
    If I try to, one of two things happens, either the phone asks to turns off, or the volume goes down, but no screenshot is taken.
    Is there another way that I can take a screenshot on my phone please?? If so, can you provide easy to follow directions??
    Thanks in advance!!
     



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  2. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    Touch 3 fingers and hold on the screen
     
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  3. zlloyd1

    zlloyd1 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    No certain what you mean by this, 'touch 3 fingers and hold on screen'
    but I think I got it now, I installed an app. that takes screenshots, which seems to have worked out for me!!
     
  4. Trom

    Trom Android Enthusiast

    I just created a Tasker profile to take a screencap after an up and down shake of the phone works like a champ
     
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  5. MrJavi

    MrJavi Android Expert

  6. zlloyd1

    zlloyd1 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thanks all, but I think I got it now!!
    \^v^/
     
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  7. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    Thanks for the update @zlloyd1.
    Heck, on my Samsung S20 5G I'm always taking them by accident; Enough times Google has been asking me If I want to cleanup my screenshots on the status bar messages.
     
  8. Trom

    Trom Android Enthusiast

    When I made a Tasker profile to take a screenshot as described above with a phone shake, at one point I set the sensitivity to its highest, at which point I was getting a screenshot about everytime a butterfly flapped his wings in Tokyo!
     
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  9. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    You have to pay for Tasker don't you @Trom?
    New users want to know.
     
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  10. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    I should have said, use 3 fingers and hold on the screen. That option will take a screen shot too
     
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  11. Trom

    Trom Android Enthusiast

    Yes, I don't remember the charge, but it seems to me it was six, seven bucks maybe. Best app I ever purchased, hours of fun automating this thing to do the craziest stuff. It came on my radar when I wanted a way to keep music apps from autoplaying when I started the car, but that was just the tip of the iceberg. :)
     
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  12. PitCarver

    PitCarver Android Expert

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  13. zlloyd1

    zlloyd1 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    That is exactly what you wrote before, and still makes no sense to me. I tried placing 3 fingers on the touch screen but nothing happened at all....
    I got an app. called ScreenShotGo, that was free, and seems to work very well for me, since nothing else would work!!
     
  14. bcrichster

    bcrichster ROMinator
    Moderator

    It's actually a timing issue of hitting the buttons simultaneously.. keep trying until ya get the timing right..
    Edit: some devices are more a PITA than others..
     
    #14 bcrichster, Nov 19, 2020
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2020
  15. zlloyd1

    zlloyd1 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Yes, this phone can be somewhat of a pain, but I guess that is what I get for buying a cheaper phone....
    Still, as I said, I got an app that works just fine, without having to do funny combinations of buttons on the device!!
     
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  16. kuddus

    kuddus Member

    You can also download screen shoot apps from google play store
     
  17. zlloyd1

    zlloyd1 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    That is what I did, and it has been working fine!!
     
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