How to take a screenshot on the BlackBerry Priv

We know that plenty of people who picked up a new BlackBerry Priv will also be new to Android. That's why we're here — to help you get to know everything about your Priv, and how to get the most out of it. Right now, we'll talk about something basic — taking a screenshot.

Taking a screenshot on most Android phones works the same way, and the Priv is no exception. A simple button combination is all it takes to grab everything you can see, and package it up as an image file.

  • Put one finger on the volume down button
  • Put one finger on the power button
  • Press them both at the same time

You'll then have a screenshot saved as a .png file using the current time and date as the name. It will be dropped in your phone's storage in the /Pictures/Screenshots folder, and you'll have an actionable notification that is was saved, and you can share it right from there. Of course, you can always find it later with any file manager or through the sharing menu in any other app.

Some apps can limit the ability to capture the screen, so don't be alarmed if your banking app (or something similar) won't let you take a screenshot. This is for your own safety, and does not mean your new phone is broken. Now grab some screenshots and share them in the forums!

Jerry Hildenbrand
Senior Editor — Google Ecosystem

Jerry is an amateur woodworker and struggling shade tree mechanic. There's nothing he can't take apart, but many things he can't reassemble. You'll find him writing and speaking his loud opinion on Android Central and occasionally on Twitter.