How To Screenshot On A Google Pixel 3a

November 6, 2023
Holding a Pixel 3a, with a circle around the screenshot button, and an arrow pointing to it

Are you ready to take control of your Google Pixel 3a? Capturing screenshots is a great way to save and share important information, and the process is surprisingly easy. With this guide, you’ll learn the quick and easy steps to take a screenshot. I’ll also show you how to set up your phone so you can start taking screenshots right away. Ready? Let’s get started and take control of our Google Pixel 3a!

Key Takeaways

  • Press and hold the power button and volume down button simultaneously to capture a screenshot
  • Screenshots are saved in the photos app and can be accessed in the Camera app
  • Use two fingers to pinch and zoom the screenshot for closer inspection
  • Easily share the screenshot with contacts or on social media platforms.

Overview Screenshots

Taking an overview screenshot on a Google Pixel 3a is easy. All you have to do is press and hold the power button and volume down button simultaneously for a few seconds. You will hear a camera shutter sound and a notification that the screenshot has been taken. The screenshot will be saved in your photos. You can also scale the screenshot by using two fingers to pinch and zoom the image. Once you are done, you can share it directly with your contacts or on social media. Taking and sharing overview screenshots on your Google Pixel 3a is a quick and easy way to capture moments and share them with others.

Quick Screenshot Guide

Using my Google Pixel 3a, I’m going to show you how to quickly take a screenshot. First, make sure that your phone is updated with the latest software. Then, go to the Settings menu, select Display, and enable the “Power Button Ends Call” setting. To take a screenshot, press and hold the Power and Volume Down buttons simultaneously. You’ll know when it works because the screen will flash and you’ll hear a shutter-like sound. Then, check the Camera app where your screenshot will be saved. Capturing screenshots with your Google Pixel 3a is fast and easy, just follow these steps and you’ll be taking screenshots in no time!

Taking a screenshot on a Google Pixel 3a is a simple process, but there are a few steps involved. In this article, I’ll guide you through the process, step-by-step, so you can take your screenshots quickly and easily.

Steps Involved

Screenshots can be easily taken on the Google Pixel 3a with just a few simple steps. With the right technique, you can save images to your device or share them with others.

  • To take the screenshot:
  • Press and hold the power and volume down buttons at the same time
  • Release the buttons when you hear the shutter click
  • To save it:
  • Open the notification panel
  • Tap on the screenshot preview
  • Select “Save image”
    You can now enjoy the satisfaction of having taken a screenshot on your Google Pixel 3a.

Detailed Steps

When it comes to taking a screenshot on a Google Pixel 3a, the first step is to understand the placement of the buttons on the phone. After that, activating the screenshot is a simple process. In this article, I will explain the steps to do this in detail.


To take a screenshot on a Google Pixel 3a, start by positioning the device in a way that best captures the desired image. Hold the phone in landscape or portrait mode so that the desired content is visible and easy to capture. Make sure you leave enough space at the top and bottom of the screenshot so you can access the editing options and sharing methods that appear after the screenshot is taken. Once you have the image framed correctly, press the power and volume down buttons simultaneously. You’ll hear a brief shutter sound, and the screenshot will be saved in your device’s Gallery. From there, you can easily edit and share the screenshot as desired.

Activating Screenshots

Taking a screenshot on a Google Pixel 3a is easy; all you need to do is press the power and volume down buttons simultaneously. This will capture the current display on the screen and save it in the Gallery app. To ensure the screenshot is saved, make sure the phone is not in Power Saving mode, as this will prevent the screenshot from being saved. Additionally, make sure you have enough storage capacity to save the screenshot, as it will be stored as an image file. To customize the screenshot, you can press the power and volume down buttons and hold them for a few seconds. This will enable you to select the area of the screen you want to capture and save.

Setting Up Phone

Before taking a screenshot on a Google Pixel 3a, it’s important to take a few steps to set up the phone. This includes positioning the screen, taking the screenshot, and then checking to ensure the screenshot was successful.

Positioning Screen

I’m positioning the phone so I can take a screenshot. It’s important to make sure the phone is held steady, as any movement can result in a blurry image. I also make sure to consider the screenshot size. The Google Pixel 3a has a 6-inch display, so I adjust the size of the screenshot accordingly. If I need a smaller screenshot, I will make sure to crop it afterwards. If I need a larger screenshot, I will try to capture as much of the display as I can, without going off-screen. Lastly, I make sure to check the image quality before capturing, as I want the screenshot to be clear and sharp. With these steps, I can take a screenshot of the Pixel 3a that looks professional and high quality.

Taking Screenshot

Now that I’ve positioned the phone, I’m ready to take my screenshot. I make sure my display is the way I want it, then I press and hold the power and volume down buttons at the same time. I hold them until I hear a shutter sound or see an animation. Then I’m done! After taking the screenshot, I have the option to share it or edit it. I can share screenshots with friends, or even to my social media accounts. Screen sharing is also an option for me, as I can send my screenshots directly to someone else’s device. With Google Pixel 3a, I’m able to take quality screenshots that are perfect for photo sharing and screen sharing.

Checking Screenshot Success

Once I’ve set up my phone the way I want it, I’m ready to take my screenshot. When checking to make sure I’ve succeeded, the first step is to review the viewing options. I can open my screenshot folder and see if the image I wanted to capture is there. If I’m still not sure, I can try to troubleshoot by making sure I pressed the right buttons or that I was in the right mode. If all else fails, I can try to take the screenshot again. If I want to be extra sure, I can even try to share the image with a friend or family member. That way, I can be sure I’ve succeeded in capturing my screenshot with my Google Pixel 3a.

Locating Screenshots

Once you have taken a screenshot on your Google Pixel 3a, it’s time to find it. We’ll look at two main ways to locate your screenshots: by using the ‘Find Screenshots’ feature, and by locating the screenshots within the ‘Files’ app. Let’s get started!

Find Screenshots

After taking a screenshot, you’ll want to know where to find it. Your screenshot will automatically be saved in your Google Pixel 3a’s Gallery app. You can easily access all of your screenshots and other photos by opening the Gallery app and selecting the ‘Screenshots’ folder. If you’d like to customize the settings for your screenshots, you can do so by tapping the overflow menu on the top right of the screen. Here, you can edit your screenshots or customize settings such as the file type, the resolution, and the location where the screenshots will be stored. With the Google Pixel 3a’s advanced screenshot features, you can easily customize screenshot settings to suit your needs and preferences.

Find Files

Once you’ve taken a screenshot, I can show you where to find it. On the Google Pixel 3a, the screenshots you create are stored in the ‘Screenshots’ folder of your Photos app. To access this folder, open the Photos app and select the ‘Albums’ tab. Scroll down until you find the ‘Screenshots’ folder and select it. Here, you will find all the screenshots you have taken. If you want to view the screenshot further, simply tap on it to preview the image. You can also share the file with others by tapping the ‘Share’ icon at the bottom of the page. With this feature, you can easily share your screenshots with friends and family.

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