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How to Take Screenshots on the Sony Xperia XZ

Taking a screenshot on the new Sony Xperia XZ is one of the easiest operations that can be performed. However, if you are not used with this process, or if you are using the Android system for the first time you might have hard times while trying to screen capturea certain thing from your smartphone. So, if you want to learn all the screenshot methods that can work on the Xperia XZ don’t hesitate and check out all the guidelines from this dedicated tutorial.

Usually, on Android taking screenshots is quite intuitive. This is a built-in feature which can be easily and safely used on all the Android based smartphones or tablets that are available on the market. However, beside the classic screenshot method that can be initiated in the same way regardless of the device that you are currently using, each OEM is adding its own screen capture solution. Thus, taking a screenshot on Sony might be different from doing the same process on Samsung, LG and so on.

As already pointed out, you can complete this basic Android operation without hassle. You can perform the process by using built-in features, so third party apps or other complex programs won’t be requaired in our case. Furthermore, using the steps from below won’t void the warranty of your Xperia XZ. And, of course, since we are talking about an universal tutorial, you can apply the methods from below even if your smartphone is tweaked – so, taking screenshots is possible in the same way whether you are using the stock or a custom ROM firmware, if your phone is locked or locked, if a custom recovery image is installed, or if your device is powered by a locked or unlocked bootloader.

Now, taking and using a screenshot might help you smartly manage different situations. So, it’s important to be able to screen capture your Sony Xperia XZ within moments. You might have to initiate this process at work for sharing something important with your colegues, or you might have to take a screenshot of a bug or malfunction in order to ask for technical assiatce on different forums. Also, you can take a screenshot just for fun, if for example, you want to share a new high score with your friends through different social media platforms.

Now, if you are ready to begin this process, first check out all the methods from below. Then, try all the steps that are mentioned there and just learn the solution which you prefer the most:

How to Take Screenshots on the Sony Xperia XZ

Method 1

  1. On your phone navigate towards the screen from where you want to initiate the screenshot.
  2. When done, tap and hold (at the same time) the Power button and the Volume Down key.
  3. The screen will shutter when the screenshot will be saved.
  4. The new image is saved automatically within the Galery app but you can easily access it by sliding down the notification panel.

Method 2

  1. Go to the screen that you want to be screencaptured.
  2. Press and hold down the Power button until a dedicated menu is displayed.
  3. From there tap on the screenshot icon (the one with the ‘+’ mark in the middle).

Method 3

  1. Access the screen from where you want to take the screenshot.
  2. Press the Menu key and from there select Small App Active Clip and tap on its icon.
  3. From the popup display tap on the Capture Screen button.
  4. Done.

Method 4

Of course, on Google Play you can find various third party apps through which you can complete this operation. Just be careful as some apps might require root access. For example, you can try to use the Quick Memo tool. Download the app and install it on your phone. Then, when you want to take a new screenshot slide down the notification panel and just tap once on the Quick Memo icon. That should be all.


Those are the methods through which you can take a screenshot on the Sony Xperia XZ. If you know other screenshot solutions that are compatible with this device don’t hesitate and share everything with us by using the comments field from below. For other Android related tips and tricks compatible with the Xperia XZ check out our ‘how to’ section or just ask for our help – we will try to assist you as soon as possible.