Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 – How to Take Screenshots

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is a popular budget smartphone known for its impressive specs and affordable price. One useful feature on the Redmi Note 4 is the ability to take screenshots to capture content displayed on the screen. Here is a comprehensive guide on the various methods to take screenshots on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4.

Using Hardware Buttons

The easiest way to take a screenshot on the Redmi Note 4 is by using the hardware buttons. Just follow these simple steps:

  1. Go to the screen you want to capture. This could be a web page, app screen, message thread etc.
  2. Simultaneously press and hold the Power button and the Volume down button.
  3. After 1-2 seconds you will hear a camera shutter sound indicating the screenshot has been captured.
  4. Release both buttons. You will see a screenshot captured icon on the notification bar.
  5. To view the screenshot, pull down the notification bar and tap on the screenshot notification. This will open the screenshot in the gallery app.

The screenshot will be automatically saved in the Photos app. You can edit, share or delete screenshots from the gallery itself.

Using Three Finger Gesture

The Redmi Note 4 also allows you to take screenshots using a handy three finger gesture. To enable this:

  1. Go to Settings > Additional Settings > Screenshot
  2. Toggle on the “Slide three fingers to take screenshot” option

Now to take a screenshot using the gesture:

  1. Go to the screen you want to capture
  2. Place three fingers on the screen
  3. In a swift motion, swipe down from top to bottom with your three fingers
  4. You will hear the camera shutter sound indicating the screenshot has been taken

This gesture makes it easy to quickly capture any screen without having to press any buttons.

Long Screenshots

The Redmi Note 4 lets you take long / scrolling screenshots to capture entire webpages or long chat threads. To take a long screenshot:

  1. Take a screenshot using either of the above methods
  2. Tap on the screenshot preview thumbnail in the notification panel
  3. Tap on the “Scroll” button at the bottom
  4. The phone will now automatically scroll and keep capturing new areas
  5. When the full length has been captured, tap on “Done”

This is useful to capture entire articles or long messaging threads without having to take multiple screenshots.

Editing & Sharing Screenshots

Once you have captured a screenshot, the Redmi Note 4 makes it easy to edit or share it:

  • Tap on the screenshot notification or open it from the gallery app
  • Use the editing tools to crop, add text, doodle etc
  • Tap on the share button to share via messaging apps, email, social media and more
  • Screenshots are saved in the Photos app under the Screenshots album
  • You can also delete unwanted screenshots right from the gallery

So in summary, the Redmi Note 4 offers a variety of methods to take screenshots using hardware buttons, gestures or scrolling. The editing tools allow you to modify screenshots before sharing them via any app installed on your phone. Taking and managing screenshots is quick and convenient on this Xiaomi device.