How to screenshot on HTC phone

How to take a screenshot on a HTC phoneEver since phones started getting smarter the number of interesting things we can do on our phone has increased at an incredible rate. So what would be more tempting than sharing with your friends what you got going on on your screen. This is of course where the ability to take a screenshot of what is happening comes into play. This can on some phones be a bit of a hassle, as the manufacturers of these phones wont risk the cost going up or compromise the design of the phone.

 

If you are the owner of a HTC Android phone however the company has built in a way for you to do this. Be warned though that it can be a bit tricky to master, rest asured though that once you get the motion in it is like riding a bicycle. You wont forget it.

This should work on all Android HTC phones such as the  HTC one x, HTC one s HTC one v, HTC explorer, HTC desire, HTC wildfire, HTC sensation and many more.

  1. Press and hold the power button.
  2. Without releasing the power button now press the home button.
  3. The screen can now be found in your gallery.

It’s been almost two years now since this article was first written and even though it is still working for a number of phones it’s time to update it with the new and more used way of doing it. If your phone is quite new it could be that the standard Android way of doing a screenshot will work better for you. Anyways, if the method described above it not working out for you, you should check out this alternative method.

  1. Press and hold the power and volume down button at the same time.
  2. That’s it.

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89 Comments

  1. this didnt work. it just kept taking me to my phones main screen

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  2. thanks worked straight away

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  3. It worked!!
    It’s like on an iPhone.
    Thank you so much!!

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  4. This doesn’t work for me!

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    • If you tell me what kind of HTC phone you have I will try my very best to help you figure out how to screenshot on your device.

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        • For the HTC Desire you need to hold down the power button for about 1 second or so before tapping the home button. Do not let go of the powerbutton before you have tapped the home button.
          The home button is the on in the lower left corner of your screen that looks like a house.

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          • htc desire a8181

      • HTC incredible 3g Verizon

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        • To screenshot on the htc incredible you need to press and hold the power button and then press and hold the volume down. hold them both for 2 seconds without releasing.

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      • HTC Desire S

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      • htc desire A8181,please help

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        • Tmobile mytouch 3g

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        • did u get the way how to taje screenshot on htc desire a8181

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      • Tmobile mytouch 3g

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      • I have a desire and this is not working. Plz advise

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      • i have a htc wildfire s ,no screenshot is on it!!

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    • Yeah dis is nt working dude

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    • It’s not working

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  5. Does not work

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  6. It doesn’t work in my HTC Wildfire. I hold the power button, press the home one, but nothing happens… :-(

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    • Turns out there is no easy way of screen shoting on the wildfire. Do a google search to find the hard way. just type “htc wildfire screenshot”

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      • This is how I got this web… hahaha

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  7. I have the my touch 4G(T-Mobile ), which is HTC sensation I believe, the screenshot doesn’t work! >___<

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  8. It dont work on my htc desire…
    It just takes me to the homescreen..

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    • If you hold down power button and volume down together for a few seconds it does work

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  9. Yeay, thanks so much. Worked for me. Always wondered how to do that. :)

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  10. Thanks – I didn’t realize you have to HOLD the power button. Instead of quickly trying to do both simultaneously… it would keep shutting off the screen.

    Can you say DUH!

    Thanks again!

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    • I did the same thing and was getting mad…finally had to look it up and now I feel accomplished!

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  11. It worked OMG I’M SO HAPPY!!!!! thank you

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  12. It doesn’t work for me on my HTC desire – every time I press it, it just locks or goes to the homescreen and then locks.

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  13. HTC Innovation

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  14. I have an HTC incredible android one. 3g Verizon if that helps. I saw your instructions in the comments on how to take a screenshot with an android incredible and it didn’t work. Holding the power and volume down buttons did nothing but make my phone vibrate like crazy. Help?

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    • Same here. I have that same phone and tried all different button combinations with no success.

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    • That phone came out before the option was introduced, it won’t work unless you root it. I know because I had one

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  15. Thank you very much…. Now it is working nd i can take the screenshot….

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  16. I have a HTC Desire (the one that has the 4 buttons at the bottom as buttons and not touch screen) and I screenshotted a conversation once without an app but have no idea how I did it, It was by accident, all I know is it can be done on this phone. So any help will be much appreciated, as it normally takes me to the home screen and brings the power options up. Thanks.

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  17. After holding power, power option appears and by touching home, it goes to home screen!
    It doesnt work!!!
    I need it!!!!!!

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  18. Thanks. I have been doing it by accident on my Desire S but I never knew how until now. It works for my Desire SV

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  19. Thanks so much for this article! I’m using HTC one X and have been pressing the power and volume key together to screen shot. It works too but its much more of a hassle and my volume keys are starting to lose sensitivity!

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  20. how it works on HTC wildfire S

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  21. I have the Desire. This does not work on it. Your article is misleading as it says All HTC fones. That is false.

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    • Pressing the power button and then the home button. Its so easy . The pic is taken . Its saver in your gallery

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    • I also have the HTC desire. This is not misleading. Both methods work for me.

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    • Tried all the above I’m using my old mans HTC Desire HD, this DOES NOT WORK >:-| Works a treat on my iphône though.

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  22. I have the same phone as you and this did not wrk for me did u ever get an accurate answer?

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    • You dont need to presshold power .button. foe long….. Just press home button after holding the power key. All this in a second works

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    • Hold power and the volume down together for a few seconds and it works

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  23. It works for HTC Desire X, Holding Power Button and Pressing Home Button

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  24. Doesn’t work I have a HTC windows 7

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  25. How do screenshot on my htc wildfire

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  26. i want to take screenshoot in htc wildfire s … in a simple way without downloding any software plzz help me ….

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  27. Doesn’t work on Droid incredible

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  28. this does not work on my htc incredible 2. how do i get the screen capture to work?

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  29. it works yay

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  30. I have the HTC sensation and everytime try it brings me to most recent or home or off I’m so frustraded

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    • Mine does the same thing! I’m frustrated. >:(

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    • For screenshot: Press and hold the power and volume down button at the same time. It work on HTC Sensation!!!!!

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  31. thanks very much worked for me..just like it worked in iPhone

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  32. Thank you so much, good sire!

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  33. The way I take screenshots on pretty much any Android 4.0 and above is to simply press and hold your smartphone’s power and volume down button at the same time for 1-2 seconds.

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    • Just for reference, I have an HTC Velocity (also called Holiday) running 4.0.3

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  34. Hello,
    I have got HTC Desire Z.. i think, it doesnt working.. how can I do a screenshot? thanks

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  35. Any knowledge on the HTC first screenshot? I can’t figure it out..

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  36. Try holding down the ‘Power’ and ‘Volume Down’ buttons simultaneously for a second or two

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    • thanks it helped

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  37. Thanx dude till date I thought this facility is not available for this model

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  38. It doesn’t work on my HTC Wildfire S. It makes me frustrated. I tried to hold the power and volume and it was to no avail.

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  39. Woohooo. It works like a charm on htc desire… sooooo happy!!!

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    • I can’t do it. I don’t know why… please, can you tell me what I have to do?

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  40. Its doesnt work on my HTc desire HD … :( It just shows power off options when i press the power button then when i press home button it just shows my home screens…. What to do ? Please help…

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    • Press and hold the power and volume down it will work

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  41. HTC Wildfire S : ICE COLD APPS. works on non-rooted

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  42. WORKS ON MY HTC DESIRE THANKS I THOUGHT IT WAS GOING TO BE HARD BUT IN A SECOND I FIGURED IT OUT

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  43. It did not work
    I have htc wildfire s and i did everything bat it didnt take screenshot

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  44. LPC

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  45. I have HTC a8181…wat s the way to screen shot …pls help me

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    • Sadly there is no EASY way of doing it on that phone. If it’s important to you I suggest you check out
      this or
      this

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  46. Worked instantly thank you

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  47. htc wildfire

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  48. HTC first. I tried both ways and it wouldn’t work. The bottom buttons just flashed. So I went to the gallery to see if it worked and it didn’t

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  49. i have htc desire hd it does not worked

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  50. I have Htc One X and both ways worked on mine. Just follow instructions exactly and it’ll work. Thanks.

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  51. waaaaaw! it worked …tnx soo much…I appreciate it

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  52. Thank you so much for this ! Works on HTC Desire C !

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  53. Its worked ,thank u

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