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How to Capture a Screenshot on HTC One X – 2 Tricks

By Chetan Bhawani / April 30, 2012 / One X 0

Taking screenshots of a mobile phone interface is one of the most regularly done things by the users, no matter if they are a general user or a developer. There are several reasons for taking the screenshots, especially when you are trying to capture anything in the interface or messages as a record, or are trying to share your highest score in a game to flaunt about that amongst your friends, or are sharing the screens to teach someone how things are done in the device. We won’t list out more reasons, but would actually explain how the screenshots are taken in the HTC One X without any usage of the applications.

There are two ways of taking screenshots, and these are both included in the Instructions manual too, but users usually ignore that part. The screenshot capturing can be done in either the HTC way or the Android way. And to make the confusion lesser, the screenshots are stored in different folders.

HTC One X Screenshot

Capturing screenshot in the HTC One X – HTC Method

The screenshots when taken in the HTC’s trick, would be stored in the camera folder directly, i.e. in the DCIM folder. This would be a little annoying as HTC is including these screenshots in the folder where all the captures from the camera are located. To capture a screenshot in this method, you need to press down the Power/Lock key and along with that, you need to press the Home key (the 2nd touch sensitive key in the bottom).

HTC One X Screenshot  HTC One X screenshot saving

Capturing screenshot in the HTC One X – Android Method

Many might already be knowing about this one, the standard volume down along with the Power/Lock key and this would put the screenshot into a separate folder named “Screenshots” and this would appear separately in the file manager and gallery.

Quality won’t be different in both the ways and it would be the best quality, the format being the PNG one. These images are of 1280 x 720 pixels quality. It totally depends on the users and the accessibility on the way they want to get it done but we would still go for the Android 4.0 way, as it would involve the physical keys and the images are placed separately and not amongst the camera captures.

If you want to have something using the Android apps, there are several of them and most of them would work when the phones are rooted. Rooting is not usually suggested, so you would have to cash out a few dollars to get the paid apps which help in taking screenshots without rooting the device, but when we have the direct tricks of capturing the screenshots, looking for something else would be of no much use.

16 thoughts on “How to Capture a Screenshot on HTC One X – 2 Tricks”

  1. I accidentally took a screen shot about a week ago and the status bar still has it saving in there. I deleted whatever picture it was trying to save in the gallery, but I have no idea how to clear the status bar. Any suggestions?

    1. you can tap on the “x” option which will be there in the dropdown bar of that particular download

  2. I am brand new to Android after having an iPhone for years. I decided to see what all the hype was about but have not found anything worth repeating my experience. In reference to screen shots, there might be a slight delay needed between pressing the lock/power button (top of phone) and the home button bottom middle. I have the ONe X+ and the only way I have found to get a screen shot is to depress the lock button 1st & hold it while slightly following that motion you depress the home button. As far as the volume down combined with the lock button combo I still do not have that working for me.
    As a iPhone user the home button/ lock button is the most known method. It seems to escape HTC on how to make thier devices consistant. I never had a prblem using an Iphone.

  3. I feel incredibly stupid right now. I’ve tried all of the previous suggestions. All I get is my phone wanting to power down. Help?

  4. Android 4 = screenshots finally! Huzzah!
    Glad it doesn’t auto-correct-fail like an iThing though:)

    And yes, Power+Home on my HTC Incredible S is the way to go.
    Quick press is screenshot of current; press and hold for a little longer to get a choice of which running app you wish to take a screenshot. Naughty but nice!

    -Lexx

  5. Thanks for the sharing Chetan! This post comes in handy, can’t believe I forgot how to screenshot in my One X. Haha!

  6. Slorp, hey it only works if your phone is NOT on silent. So put the volume up and then try to screen shot. Buttons need to be press simultaneously.

  7. Slorp, hey it only works if your phone is NOT on silent. So put the volume up and then try to screen shot. Buttons need to be press simultaneously.

  8. Slorp, hey it only works if your phone is NOT on silent. So put the volume up and then try to screen shot. Buttons need to be press simultaneously.

  9. Slorp, hey it only works if your phone is NOT on silent. So put the volume up and then try to screen shot. Buttons need to be press simultaneously.

  10. Slorp,
    Press both the buttons and hold them together for about a second or two. It worked for me..:)

  11. Currently the “power+vol down” simply does nothing at all on my phone. It just powers down/up the screen and decreases the volume. No screenshot action at all. I tried different ways (pwr button first, vol button first, both at the same time, try the vol up button, pwr + 2xvol down, vol down + 2xpwr, …). Nada, nothing happens. When I use the pwr+home touch button I do get something. But it says there’s a problem with my SD card … which is amazing as the HTC One-X does not use an SD card.

    1. I was a little confused at first, hold them both down (: Not just a simple push.. You’ve got to hold it down (:

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