How to take a screenshot on the Nexus 5X and 6P

Press and hold Volume down + Power

Press and hold Volume down + Power


The 2015 family of Nexus phones has been available for a short while now and while there are some issues to be considered (lack of proper video stabilization and occasionally sluggish performance on the 5X), the phones are definitely one of the best buys at the moment.

If you have got the new 5.7", Huawei-made Nexus 6P or the LG-manufactured, 5.2" Nexus 5X, you might want to share what's on your screen with a friend, or use a screenshot to troubleshoot issues.

Luckily, it's all super easy: you just have to press and hold the power/lock key and the volume down key at the same time for a second or so, and you'll hear a click and see the screenshot appear in the notification tray. From there, you can instantly share the screen grab and use it in whatever way you like.

How to take a screenshot on the Nexus 5X and 6P

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12 Comments

1. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

That's an already-known and published article by your rival tech blogs. Heck good you caught-up though. But stop trailing them behind, and try being the top predator of the latest news!

2. vazzzz

Posts: 64; Member since: May 09, 2014

iesYou don't say ! Is it possible that this apply to all Android phones ? Would you make another article about it or articles for every single Android phone with instructions volume button + power button ?

3. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

You've gotta be kidding me... Who on earth that uses such an android device wouldn't know that?

4. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Just a way to click-bait people in.

6. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

mindblown, right? and after this will be "How to turn on the nexus 5x and 6p"

5. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

really Pa...

7. dazed1

Posts: 777; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

AHAHAHAHAH

8. amtheguy

Posts: 11; Member since: May 20, 2013

I dont see the point of this article. SMH

9. av911

Posts: 206; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Is this the beauty of "stock Android"? I can easily just use the side of the palm to take a screenshot on my S4.

10. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

Well... press two buttons seems pretty easy... Instead of lagging alot with TouchWiz and waiting a year for updates (in case updates are coming)

11. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

Seems really usefull if you have one day using the phone and at your last phone the way to take screenshots was diferent.

12. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

latest TouchWiz does not lag!

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