Huawei P40, P40 Pro Screenshot - All methods explained

The Huawei P40 and P40 Pro offers you an excellent camera with wide angle and tele lens as well as a very sharp display, which provides content in an outstanding quality. The content that is displayed on the screen can be saved using a screenshot.


There are various methods of taking a screenshot of the Huawei P40 and P40 Pro. We have summarized the individual variants for you in the following article:

All screenshot variants at a glance

The Huawei P40 and P40 offer you two very simple ways to capture the screenshots. The key combination and the call waiting. Also the third method via the status bar shortcut is not much more kmplexer.

Take screenshot via key combination

To take a screenshot using a key combination, the following two keys must be pressed simultaneously for at least 2 seconds

  • Power On/ Off Button
  • Volume down button

If the key combination was used correctly, you will see the display flashing briefly. If the key combination didn't work, or you find it too hard to press it, just use the variant with your knuckles:

Take a screenshot using "Call waiting" - Double Knock to Screenshot

First activate the function via the Android settings by navigating to the following submenu of the smartphone:

1.            Opens the Android settings

2.            Navigates to "Intelligent Support

3.            From there it goes on to "Motion control

4.            Selects "Take Screenshot

5.            Enabled "Smart Screenshot

To use the function, you now have to knock twice with your ankle on the display, like you would knock on a door. This will trigger the screenshot.

Screenshot via status bars Capture button

This method is also only slightly more complicated than the previous two.

Simply pull the status bar with two fingers from above into the display. Selects the Screenshot button. Voila, the screenshot is taken.

Now you know three different ways to take a screenshot of the currently displayed display content with the Huawei P40 and P40 Pro.

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