When I used to take a screenshot on a cell phone (Honor 8, not rooted, Android 8.0.0), I push the power button and the volume button together. But now the power button on a cell phone has stopped working (see How to fix the problem of power button stuck a bit inside and not working?). Is there a way of taking a screenshot without using the power button? Is there something similar to accessibility tools on an operating system (such as virtual keyboard in Ubuntu)? Thanks.

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    @beeshyams thanks. It's Honor 8. It is not rooted. Google and a large part of the Internet is censored and inaccessible here.
    – Tim
    Commented Sep 29, 2023 at 2:39

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Since you mentioned that internet is censored in your country, here are two links, that describe how to take a screen shot without a power button.

  1. Youtube, specifically for Honor 8

  2. How to take a screenshot on HONOR smartphones? for Honor phones in general (from Honor forums).

a) Notification Bar Shortcut: HONOR makes it more intuitive to take a screenshot by giving you a shortcut in the notification area.(or quick setting tiles) It looks like scissors cutting paper. Select it to get your screenshot. GIF from the website.

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b) Knock on the screen with your knuckle: Certain HONOR phones have a very fun and interactive way to take a screenshot. You can simply knock on your screen twice using your knuckle! This feature needs to be activated first, though. Just go to Settings → Accessibility features Shortcuts & gestures → Take screenshot → Enable Knuckle screenshots. GIF from the website

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Both these methods are mentioned in the YouTube video for Honor 8 as well

c) Three-Finger Screenshot: By using Three-finger screenshot, you can easily capture a screenshot on your Phone. Open Settings. Go to Accessibility features & → Shortcuts &Gestures → Take Screenshot , and Enable Three-finger screenshot. You can then swipe down on the screen with three fingers to capture a screenshot (some One Plus phones have this as I recall from OP7 I owned previously)

Hoping one of these works for you or someone else in a similar situation (also see How to take a screenshot with an Android device? for other methods of taking screenshots)


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