How To Take (and View) a Screenshot on The Nexus 5

12277852375_80569885db_zWant to take a screenshot using your Nexus 5 but can’t seem to find the button for it? Well, that’s probably because there is no screenshot button on Google’s flagship smartphone. The Nexus 5 sports just a few basic physical buttons, including a power button and up/down volume button. However, there’s a simple workaround that will allow you to take screenshots, which we’re going to discuss further.

You might be wondering why anyone would even need to take a screenshot on their mobile device. Well, there are a number of reasons, one of which is to report bugs to app developers. If you recently downloaded an app but can’t seem to get it working, you can take a screenshot of the problem and send it to the developer. Screenshots are also useful for showing off your trophies and accolades in games.

How To Take a Screenshot

To take a screenshot using your Nexus 5, pull up the page or screen that you wish to capture and press the volume down and power buttons at the same time. After a few seconds you should hear a clicking noise, indicating the screenshot was successfully taken. You should also receive a notification at the top of the display, saying the image was saved. Sorry if you were expecting more, but that’s all it takes to snap a screenshot on the Nexus 5! Of course, there are always apps available on Google Play which allow you to take screenshots. Some of these apps even come with nifty features and tools that aren’t found on the N5. But if you only need to take a basic screenshot, I recommend using the method listed above. It’s fast, simple, and you don’t have to worry about downloading and installing a third-party app.

How To View a Screenshot

Viewing a screenshot on the Nexus 5 is a quick and easy process. If your Nexus 5 is running Android 4.4 KitKat or older, open the Gallery app, select Album view, and browse through the Screenshots folder (yes, there’s a special folder for screenshots). If your Nexus 5 is running Android 5.0 Lollipop or newer, you’ll need to open the Photos app, followed by the Screenshots section.

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How To Take (and View) a Screenshot on The Nexus 5
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Can't figure out how to take a screenshot on your Nexus 5? It's simple and you don't even need a third-party app. Just follow these steps.
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