How to take a screenshot on the OnePlus 3

The OnePlus 3 is one of the best new affordable Android phones on the market in summer of 2016, and to capture all your special moments with the 5.5-inch metal phone by OnePlus, you might want to know how to take a screenshot.

Be it to capture that funny thing on that webpage, that game moment that you want to share or something else, a screenshot is a simple and convenient way to show what's on your screen and share it with others.

So how do you do it? Simple, on the OnePlus 3 you just need to simultaneously press the lock key (on the right) and the volume down key (on the left). You will hear a short click, your screen will flash and a screenshot will be captured in your photo gallery. You will also get the option to quickly share it in the notification dropdown. That's all there is to it. Go ahead and experiment on your own!

Related phones

  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3000 mAh



1. KONICHIWA-ANNYONG unregistered

I need to know how to turn it on first PhoneArena. How much did OnePlus pay you to give them more coverage?

2. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

well... they do this kind of article to almost all popular phone and it give them some nice traffic from google, so.. why not? :-/

8. KONICHIWA-ANNYONG unregistered

Well... OK. But as a reader, I don't want to see rubbish articles.

3. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

How stupid. On my Sony Z5 Premium all I need to do is press and hold the power button for about a second. Then it gives me the option to Power off, Restart, Take a screen shot or Record screen. It is simple, easy to remember and works.

4. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

That method sounds nice but what if you have to screenshot a constantly changing screen

5. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

Then you choose the Record screen option and it will record the screen until you stop it.

6. Hatshipuh

Posts: 163; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Replied to the wrong person.

7. Hatshipuh

Posts: 163; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

That method is useless to just make a quick snap of a moment in a game. Besides, Power + Volume down is the default screenshot gesture of AOSP Android.

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