How to capture screenshots on Xiaomi Mi 8

Are you new to Xiaomi Mi 8? If you are and you wish to know how to screenshot on this beautiful device, then we got you covered. Continue reading below and follow our steps to capture screenshots.

How to capture screenshots on Xiaomi Mi 8

Like the previous iterations of Xiaomi Mi models, there are two easy ways to screenshot on the new Xiaomi Mi 8. The first one is by using the hardware buttons and the other one is through the help of the drop-down option. Together, these makes doing a screenshot on this device easy and fun. Follow the steps below on how to do each of these methods.

Method 1: How to capture screenshots on Xiaomi Mi 8 using hardware buttons

This is the simpler way to screenshot on Xiaomi Mi 8. Make sure that you’re pressing the right buttons when doing this. If at first try you’re not successful, just continue trying until you get it right. Here’s how:

  1. Prepare the screen or app you want to capture.
  2. Now press and hold the Power and Volume Down buttons together.
  3. You will see a quick animation and hear a feedback sound that will show that a screenshot was just taken.

To check your captured image, just go to the Gallery app and look for the Screenshot album. Alternatively, you can manually go to Pictures > Screenshots folder and check all the images you’ve captured.

Method 2: How to capture screenshots on Xiaomi Mi 8 using the Drop-down Menu

If you’re not a fan of taking screenshots using hardware buttons, then this second option is for you. Follow the steps below to do it:

  1. Prepare the screen or app you want to capture.
  2. Pull down the drop down menu (notification bar) from the top.
  3. Locate the screenshot icon and tap on it. (It is usually a square shape with scissors in the center.)
  4. You will see a quick animation and hear a feedback sound that will show that a screenshot was just taken.

To check your captured image, just go to the Gallery app and look for the Screenshot album. Alternatively, you can manually go to Pictures > Screenshots folder and check all the images you’ve captured.