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In this article, we’ll take a look at a step-by-step guide on how to take screenshots and record your screen on the Google Pixel 7.
Screenshots and screen recording are two of the most basic features offered by almost all smartphones out there. In fact, the process of taking a screenshot and recording the screen are also largely the same across different phones, at least when it comes to Android. If you know how to do them on one phone, then you’ll probably figure out a way to make them work on other phones too. But if this is your first time using a Pixel phone or any Android phone in general, then we’re here to help. In this article, we’ll take a look at the different ways in which you can take a screenshot and screen record on the Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro.
Note: We’re using a Pixel 7 to show you how to take screenshots and record the screen in this article, but you can follow the same steps to perform these tasks on a Pixel 7 Pro too.
The easiest way to take a screenshot on the Google Pixel 7 is to press the power and volume down buttons at the same time. This method is quite common and it works on almost all Android phones. That said, there are some other ways to capture a screenshot on the Google Pixel 7, so let’s check them out.
If you cannot or simply don’t want to use the hardware buttons on the Google Pixel 7 to take screenshots, then you can use the software as an alternative. Here’s how:
This method will only work if/when you want to capture a screenshot of a page within an app that’s actively running. You’ll notice that the screenshot button won’t be visible if you don’t have any apps on the recent apps menu (as shown in the screenshot above).
Just like some older Pixel phones, the latest Pixel 7 phones also have the ‘Quick Tap’ feature. It lets you double-tap on the back of the phone to perform an action or even open an application of your choice. You can customize this feature and have it take a screenshot when you double-tap on the back of your Pixel 7. Here’s how to do it:
The Quick Tap feature, in case you’re wondering, works well even with a case on your phone. You can also enable the ‘Require stronger taps’ option to avoid accidental triggers.
You can also use Google Assistant to capture the screenshot of any page within your phone. Simply go to the desired page and wake up Google Assistant by saying, “Ok, Google”. Once the assistant is ready, simply say, “Take a screenshot”, to grab a screenshot of whatever is visible on the screen. This is perhaps the easiest way to grab a screenshot provided you can wake up the assistant and give the command out loud.
Just like all modern Android phones, the Pixel 7 also has a built-in screen recorder with some neat features. You can access it using the tiles in the quick settings menu.
Those were some of the ways in which you can grab a screenshot or start a new screen recording on the Google Pixel 7. There are different methods to take a screenshot on the Pixel 7, but we think the easiest way to do it is by asking Google Assistant. That being said, this doesn’t work for screen recording, so the only way you can record your screen is by using the “screen record” tile in the quick settings.
The standard Google Pixel 7 is one of the best Android phones you can buy on the market right now. It’s very similar to the high-end Pro model but it’s $300 cheaper and offers more value for money.
Compared to the non-pro model, the high-end Pixel 7 Pro has a better display with higher resolution and refresh rate, a bigger battery, and an additional telephoto lens at the back.
Google’s new Pixel phones are now up for grabs and there are some great deals out there to make these phones easier on your wallet. You can learn more about the new Pixel phones by checking out our detailed reviews that are linked earlier in this post.
An evergreen writer at XDA Developers serving up reviews, buying guides, deals, and more on smartphones that you care about. I have over six years of experience in covering smartphones and their companion products. Before joining XDA Developers, I was a senior reviewer at Digit, a popular tech magazine in India. I have an unhealthy relationship with gaming, so you'll either find me yelling at my monitors while playing an online shooter or simply lounging with an open-world RPG in my free time.


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