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How to take a screenshot on Google Nexus 7

Fortunately it’s very easy to take a screenshot on any Android device and you don’t need any app for that. The stock Android has a dedicated function for this and you might only want to try third-party apps for added functionality.

While this seems pretty easy, you can sometimes get it wrong, because you have to press both the power button and volume down button simultaneously and keep them pressed for about 2 seconds. Take care when doing it, because you might only press one of them and you either turn the volume down, turn off the screen or open the power menu.

After you take the screenshot you will be able to find it both in the notifications area and gallery. The fastest way is to open the notifications and either open the screenshot or share it by using the dedicated button.

If you want to find it in the gallery, there will be a dedicated folder, called “screenshots”, which is pretty easy to spot.

What should be known is that Android’s own screenshot feature doesn’t allow you to do it in some situations. For example, you can’t take screenshots of the notifications area, because it will close automatically when you attempt to take the screenshot. If you want to avoid that, you will have to try a third-party app and there’s a bunch of them available out there.

We’ve tried apps like screenshot, which only works on rooted phones and Screenshot Free, which doesn’t require root access on most phones. You should give them a try or do a search on Google Play, because you will find literally hundreds of apps.

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