Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Nexus 7 Screen Capture Does Not Work. It Actually Does.


I have learned that you can do Volume-Down plus Power simultaneous button press to capture the screen as a part of the Jellybean feature.

I tried this many times and it did not work. Only thing I saw coming up was the volume control.


The buttons work as advertised. I was not doing this right (as with a several other people posted this complaint). I was thinking that by pressing these buttons the screen shot starts right away. And that's where I was wrong.

The real trick is this.
  • Press the power and volume down button simultaneously and hold both buttons pressed for 1-2 seconds (and be patient) until the screen capture completes.
  • Note that if the volume thing comes up on the screen you messed up the timing of simultaneous pressing. Release both fingers and try again.
  • You could also be inadvertently pressing both Volume Up and Down simultaneously as you do this. Try holding the volume button really towards one edge. (Never use your thumb ;-) 
  • Do you have a teenager handy? Ask him or her try it. If it works with them, then, well, the machine is fine.

    Good luck!


Anonymous said...

Brilliant thanks this is the only post anywhere of any use. No one else said hold!

Unknown said...

It's too intuitive to everyone.