Android doesn’t have one clear-cut way to snap screenshots. Some phones require you to knock the screen. Others require a swipe with the back of your palm, and still others ask you to hold a combination of power and volume button keys. Wondering how to snap a screenshot on the Google Pixel? I was, too, and I stumbled across some incorrect information along the way. Then I found the correct process.

Here’s how to take a screencap (or screengrab) on the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL:

  • Open the screen you want to take a screenshot of.
  • Tap and hold the power button and volume down button at the same time.
    • This can be tricky. If you don’t do it exactly right, either the volume will move down a notch or you’ll trigger the regular power button function.
  • If you were successful, you’ll see an animation of the screenshot quickly appear and fade out.
  • You can find your screenshots in the “Photos” app on your Google Pixel or Google Pixel XL

That’s all there is to it! Happy screenshotting.