nexus 4 screenshot

How to do a screenshot on the LG nexus 4

If you are one of the lucky souls who has gotten your brand new nexus 4 cell phone, but don’t know how to do a screenshot on it I will show you right here.

How to screenshot on nexus 4

The process is a simple enough but might require a few tries to get it right the first time.

    1. Press and hold Power and volume down button at the same time.
    2. That’s it if you found something useful why not

I have to emphazise the importance of pressing the buttons at the same time or else you will just end up turning the volume down or bringing up the shut down device screen.

If you don’t know how to screenshot on your nexus 4 this guide has shown you how to do it.

So why would you want to take a screendump of your android phone screen? Well say for instance that you are experiencing a special moment in your favorite Android game and would like to show it to your friends. If you took a have captured your nexus 4 screen you can send it to your friends or share ot on any social media from your cell phone gallery.

If you are a webmaster like me

If you have your own website about Android related stuff, and try to make a living from attracting visitors to your site, the ability to screen capture is a must if you write an article about an app or a game. Having the ability to ilustrate the article with a photo is sure to give your article that little extra something.

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I am the owner and main contributor to this website. Throughout the years I've owned an embarrassing number of Android phones. Too many to mention in fact. Lets just say it started with the HTC legend and I'm now on the Galaxy Note 4.

22 thoughts on “nexus 4 screenshot

  1. Where csn i find the captured screen image?

  2. Original screen

  3. Balajee Naidu says:

    To take screenshot on Nexus 4, hold the power button and the volume button (But LOWER Side / Volume down side) for few seconds. Then you will hear a ping and the image will be saved to your photo album.

  4. It does work but the key is to press the two keys at the same time and hold them for a couple of seconds, don’t just press and let go.

  5. Thanks for the tips!

  6. Thank you very much. Was looking for this function almost all day long. Almost disappointed thinking that nexus 4 doesnt have it. Thanks very much.

  7. Worked just fine for me! Thank you so much, I use that quite often… :)

  8. You need to hold both buttons for for a couple seconds or it wont work.

  9. Sorry author of this post it doesn’t work. I tried to push how you said, followed the instructions but no – NO RESULTS! The only thing I saw is volume on my nexus4 was turned of and my phone was turned of ONLY THIS THINGS I SAW! If someone have any suggestions or any advices please you are welcome to help me to understand! :)


    P.S and if it is not hard please reply to my message and if you have another instructions please write under this post! :)

    • the thing I didn’t add to my post is – I TRIED TO “”SCREENSHOT”” over 100 or 1000 times but sorry it doesn’t work! Guys please help

    • It does work, the only thing I can think of is that you have to press them exactly at the same time. I have problems with it too but occasionally I can get it to work.

    • You have to hold the two buttons for a couple of seconds if you wan’t it to work ;)

  10. Does anyone know of a way to leave the on- screen buttons out of the screenshot?

  11. should we need to change anything in the settings??

  12. it don’t work!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

  13. Thanks! I was puzzling over that because my last phone (HTC Desire HD) did it differently.

  14. Thanks.. I was wondering why i can’t make screen shot on my device !! U help me a lot

  15. Very helpful thank you

  16. Thanks, that was helpful ;-)

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