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How to take a screenshot without power button: Moto G4 Plus & Samsung

How to take a screenshot without power button in Moto G4 Plus

The ability to take screenshots is an essential feature of any smartphone. We can use the screenshots to share whatever is on our screen with people. Whether it’s an image or a problem we want to share, a screenshot always comes in handy.

To take a screenshot on an Android smartphone, the default method is to press the power button and the volume down button simultaneously. This is an effortless method; however, it can be a problem if the power button of your Android smartphone is broken.

Therefore, we have put together this guide for anyone who has a Moto G4 Plus with a broken power button and wants to find other ways to take a screenshot.

How to take a screenshot without power button in Moto G4 Plus
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How to take a screenshot without power button in Moto G4 Plus?

If you are worried about having a broken power button, do not stress out as there are various workarounds to take a screenshot on Android smartphones.

All modern Android smartphones come with Google Assistant; it is a virtual assistant that can do various tasks for you by just listening to your commands.

Fortunately, you can also ask the Google Assistant on your Moto G4 Plus to take a screenshot for you.

To bring up Google Assistant, do a long press on the home button of your Moto G4. Then give the following command to the assistant, “Take a screenshot”. Once it recognizes your command, the Google assistant will go on to take a screenshot.

You can also call the Google Assistant by saying “Okay, Google”.

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How to take a screenshot with third-party apps on Moto G4 Plus

Using Google Assistant to take screenshots is great; however, you can also use third-party apps for this purpose.

The first one that we will recommend is AZ Screen Recorder. This app is originally intended for screen recording; however, it is also a great option for taking screenshots. You can do so effortlessly via the easy to use overlay of AZ Screen Recorder. Moreover, you can also edit, crop and blur the screenshots in this app as well. As a bonus, you would also get the option to screen record your Moto G4 Plus.

AZ Screen Recorder is available on the Google Play Store for free.

The other app we would recommend is the Screenshot Touch. You can quickly take screenshots with it through the notification bar. Further, it also provides the ability to take scrolling screenshots and do screen recording.  

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Take a screenshot without power button on Samsung Galaxy

If you have a Samsung Galaxy smartphone with a broken power button, there is a fantastic built-in feature that will solve your problem.

Open the settings, select “Advanced features”, then select “Motions and Gestures” and look for the “Palm swipe to capture” option and enable it.

With this feature, you can take screenshots by just swiping your palm on your Samsung Galaxy smartphone’s screen.

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