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How to take screenshots on any watch, phone or tablet

It’s a simple question, but not everyone knows the tricks of the trade when it comes to nabbing screenshots on your chosen mobile device.

Thankfully we’re collating an ever-expanding list of devices and the simplest instructions on how to capture whatever’s on your screen.

We kicked things off with late 2014/early 2015 devices (otherwise this list would have stretched into eternity) and have been adding ever since, but if you’d like to know how to take one on a device we haven’t listed, just post a request in the comments below.

Tip: Use Ctrl+F (PC) or Cmd+F (Mac) to search for a specific device quickly. Clicking on the name of a device will take you to the relevant review.

Acer

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Hold the power/sleep/wake key and volume down buttons simultaneously. Screenshots appear in the Gallery app.

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Hold the power/sleep/wake key and volume up buttons simultaneously. Screenshots appear in the Photos app.

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Alcatel OneTouch

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Hold the power/sleep/wake key and volume down buttons simultaneously. Screenshots appear in the Gallery app.

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Amazon

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Hold the power/sleep/wake key and volume down buttons simultaneously. Screenshots appear in the Photos app.

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Android Wear

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For ease of understanding, we've grouped all the affected Android Wear devices together as the process is the same across different brands of these wearables.

First, ensure Android 5.0 Lollipop or newer is present on both your wearable and your paired device. Next, enable developer options by going to Settings > About/About Device and tap the build number seven times. Next, open the Android Wear app on your paired device, tap the settings dots in the top right and select 'take wearable screenshot'. Check the notifications section on your device and choose where to share your newly captured screenshot. In its current state Android Wear screenshots aren't saved to the Gallery app by default.

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Apple

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Press the power/sleep/wake key and the home button simultaneously. Screenshots appear in the Photos app.

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Press and hold the side button, then immediately press the Digital Crown. Screenshots appear in the Photos app on your iPhone and/or iPad.

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Asus

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Hold the power/sleep/wake key and volume down buttons simultaneously. Screenshots appear in the Gallery app.

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Press the Windows + PrtScn keys simultaneously. Screenshots appear in the Pictures folder.

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BlackBerry

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Hold the volume up and volume down buttons simultaneously. Screenshots appear in the Pictures app.

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Hold the power/sleep/wake key and volume down buttons simultaneously. Screenshots appear in the Gallery app.

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EE

Method:

Hold the power/sleep/wake key and volume down buttons simultaneously. Screenshots appear in the Gallery app.

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HTC

Method:

Hold the power/sleep/wake key and volume down buttons simultaneously. Screenshots appear in the Gallery app.

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Huawei/Honor

Method:

Hold the power/sleep/wake key and volume down buttons simultaneously. Screenshots appear in the Gallery app.

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LG

Method:

Hold the power/sleep/wake key and volume down buttons simultaneously. Screenshots appear in the Gallery app.

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Microsoft/Nokia

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Hold the power/sleep/wake key and volume up buttons simultaneously. Screenshots appear in the Photos app.

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Motorola

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Hold the power/sleep/wake key and volume down buttons simultaneously. Screenshots appear in the Gallery app.

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OnePlus

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Hold the power/sleep/wake key and volume down buttons simultaneously. Screenshots appear in the Gallery app.

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Samsung

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Hold the power/sleep/wake key and the home button simultaneously. Screenshots appear in the Gallery app.

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Press the Windows + PrtScn keys simultaneously. Screenshots appear in the Pictures folder.

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Sony

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Hold the power/sleep/wake key and volume down buttons simultaneously. Alternatively, press and hold the power button, then select the ‘take screenshot’ option on-screen. Screenshots appear in the Album app.

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Vodafone

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Hold the power/sleep/wake key and volume down buttons simultaneously. Screenshots appear in the Gallery app.

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Wileyfox

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Hold the power/sleep/wake key and volume down buttons simultaneously. Screenshots appear in the Gallery app.

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ZTE

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Hold the power/sleep/wake key and volume down buttons simultaneously. Screenshots appear in the Gallery app.

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