OnePlus One: Here’s How to Record Onscreen Videos and Capture Screenshots
It’s hard to imagine a smartphone with a feature as simple as capturing screenshots. Almost all smartphone devices boast a variety of methods to capture a screenshot – though these vary from device to device.
Whether it’s sharing your candid chat moments or auto-correct failures, capturing screenshots has become an integral feature that almost every smartphone owner looks forward to.
Keeping this in view, OnePlus Tech decided to include more than one method of capture screenshots in its flagship-killer device, OnePlus One.
This guide is designed to provide an overview of how to capture what’s on screen using your OnePlus One device:
The Standard Button Presses
This shouldn’t be new to anyone with some experience of Android-based devices.
Those, however, who are new to Android family, make sure that you’re on the screen that you need to capture and press Power Button, Volume Up, and Volume Down at the same time – place the phone on a horizontal surface for best results.
By doing so, you will notice a shutter with a sound followed by a notification giving out details of your saved screenshot.
Once this is done, you can access your screenshots via Gallery > Screenshots.
Setting up Power Button as a Hotkey
Those users who cannot get a hang of pressing Power Button + Volume Up + Volume Down, there is a much simpler and easier way. To get started, navigate to the following menu:
Settings > Device > Buttons
Once you’re there, select to edit the Power Menu settings and check the box in front of Screenshot.
Once this is done, get on the screen you want to capture and hold down the Power Button to bring up the Power Menu. With this menu, you’ll be able to capture a screenshot with a single click.
OnePlus One has the ability to record whatever is happening on the screen as well as the microphone for a short duration of time.
To begin, launch the ScreenCast application and let it record everything followed by saving it as a short video file. Although this is not exactly capturing screenshots, but this much handy feature can be used to create short tutorials and more.
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