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How to Screenshot on LG Optimus to Remember Your Android Exploits

So you got a high score in your favorite Android game and now you want to brag about it to your friends?

Why not snap a screenshot to share the glory?

LG has been in the Android smartphones market for quite some time now and the LG Optimus was LG’s attempt at targeting the phablet market. Released in the middle of last year, the LG Optimus is a brilliant HD Android device, featuring a 1080p display and a Quad-core processor. This powerhouse can run almost all the HD games and apps available on the Google Play store.

While the screen is gorgeous, you might want to take some screenshots of your phone’s display. Whether you want to capture in-game or in-app pictures or you just want to share something on your screen with friends, capturing screenshots on the LG Optimus is extremely easy and you can take screenshots in just a couple of seconds. Here are the methods so your can learn how to screenshot on Lg Optimus.

Related article: Android Screenshot

Method 1: Default Method

This is the default way of taking screenshots on most Android devices and this method should also work with other Optimus devices. You don’t need to install any third party apps and you’ll be able to take screenshots in a couple of seconds.

Step 1

Go to the screen that you want to capture on your device.

Step 2

While on the desired screen, hold the Volume Down and the Power button simultaneously until you hear a camera shutter sound. That’s it! You will also get a Screen Captured notification and you can open the image either through the notification or from your Gallery app.

Optimus G Pro Volume power


Method 2: Screenshot Ultimate

Screenshot ultimate is probably one of the most popular screenshot taking apps available on the Google Play store. Used by over 5 million users, the app is possibly the best all-round screenshot taking app. The app features over 15 different screenshot trigger methods including power connection, audio jack, widget, proximity, shaking and an overlay icon. Also, you can directly edit screenshots taken on your LG Optimus using Screenshot Ultimate’s fully features built-in image editor. You can also compress the screenshot files and share them via Email directly from the app. You will also get an option to choose between JPEG or PNG image files.

Step 1

Download and install the Screenshot Ultimate app on your LG Optimus. You can get the app through the Google Play button below.

Download-on-Google-Play

Step 2

Once downloaded, open the app and choose the trigger methods that you want to use. You can also select multiple trigger methods for taking screenshots. After checking the triggers, simply click on Ok.

Screenshot Ultimate Triggers

Step 3

While on the main screen of Screenshot Ultimate, you can select the directory where you want the screenshots to be saved and select a file name as well.

Screenshot Ultimate Settings

Step 4

Now, go to the screen that you want to capture.

Step 5

Use your desired trigger method to capture the screenshot, for example shake your device if you are using the shake trigger method. After the screenshot has been captured, you can view it from your Gallery app or can edit it through Screenshot Ultimate’s image editor.


Method 3: AScreenshot

AScreenshot is another fantastic way of taking screenshots on your LG Optimus. This app should work on rooted and non-rooted devices, however, it might not work properly if you don’t have root access. The app features some advanced trigger methods for taking screenshots on Android devices including long pressing the search button, using the camera button, tapping on the notification, shaking the device and setting a timer for capturing screenshots.

Step 1

Download and install aScreenshot on your LG Optimus. You can get it through the Google Play button below.

Download-on-Google-Play

Step 2

Once installed, open the app and choose the desired capturing method that you want to use.  You can select timer, shake, notification tap or long pressing the search button. For timer, you can set the delay time for capturing the screenshot and for the shake trigger, you can set the shaking sensitivity. You can also edit directory for saving the screenshots, the image quality and the image format. After selecting your trigger method, press on the Start button.

Ascreenshot Settings

Step 3

Go to the screen that you want to capture and use the trigger method that you selected earlier to capture the screenshot.


Step 4: Screenshot UX

Screenshot UX is another fantastic app for Android which lets you take screenshots on Android devices. The app does require root access on most Android devices due to its various advanced features, however, LG’s Optimus G series is an exception and you don’t need root access to use the app. Used by over 10 million Android users, the app is probably one of the most reliable screenshot capturing apps available on the Google Play store and it only takes a couple of seconds to capture screenshots using Screenshot UX.

Step 1

Download and install the app on your LG Optimus. You can get it through the Google Play button below.

Download-on-Google-Play

Step 2

Once you open the app, you’ll see several trigger methods that you can. You can also choose multiple capturing methods including shaking, using a button on the screen and status bar notification tap.

Screenshott UX Settings

Step 3

Go to the screen that you want to capture.

Step 4

Use the one of the trigger methods that you selected earlier for capturing the screenshot. You’ll hear a camera shutter sound once the screenshot is taken, which will be available from the Gallery app in your device.


Conclusion

The LG Optimus is definitely a premium device from LG, competing against some of the best phones including the Galaxy S4 and the Xperia Z. There is no doubt that the screen looks incredible but you can only enjoy it while you are using the device. However, you can easily share your screens with others or can capture a high score in a game by taking screenshots on your device. You might even try using some of the top screenshot apps and then editing your shots to share with others.

The default way of taking screenshots is obviously the easiest and most reliable way of capturing screenshots on your LG Optimus, however, if you’re looking for something fancy or interesting, then you can use the third party apps mentioned above. Whichever method you choose, make sure that you follow the instructions to learn how to screenshot on Lg Optimus, and feel free to ask any questions below.

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