How to take screenshots on your Huawei or Honor handset

So, you’ve just bought yourself a brand new Huawei or Honor smartphone and you find yourself faced with Huawei’s EMUI interface that is chock full of features. It doesn’t matter if you are using a Huawei P10 or an Honor 8, finding out to make full use of these handy these features isn’t always straightforward. Now that you know how to enable the app drawerchange the navigation bar and install a third-party launcher in EMUI, you’ll also want to find out other handy features that are hidden in the menus.

Join us after the break to find out how to take static, scrolling, and partial screenshots on your Huawei or Honor handset.

First things first, you’ll need to navigate to Settings/Smart Assistance/Motion Control and enable Smart Screenshot.

Static screenshot

Method 1:

  • Press the Power and Volume down buttons simultaneously

Method 2:

  • Double-tap the display with a single knuckle

Partial screen capture

  • Tap the display firmly with your knuckle, tracing it around the image you wish to capture
  • Choose to make the captured area larger or smaller
  • Choose to keep the original shape, or turn it into a circle, square, or even a heart shape.
  • Save and share the image as required

Scrolling screenshot

Method 1:

  • Hold the Power and Volume down
  • Tap the Scrollshot option
  • Tap the display again to stop the scrolling screenshot in the required place

Method 2:

  • Double-tap the display with your knuckle
  • Tap the Scrollshot option
  • Tap the display again to stop the scrolling screenshot in the required place

Method 3:

  • Tap the display firmly with your knuckle, scrolling an ‘S’ in the process
  • Tap the display again to stop the scrolling screenshot in the required place
  • Save and edit the scrolling screenshot as required

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About the Author: Peter Holden

He's been an Android fan ever since owning an HTC Hero, with the Dell Streak being his first phablet. He currently carries a Pixel 2 XL, Huawei P20 Pro, and a Huawei MediaPad M5 (8.4) around in his pockets. When not immersed in the world of Android and gadgets, he's an avid sports fan, and like all South Africans, he loves a good Braai (BBQ).