Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer

Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer

How to take screenshot or screen capture in a Mi 8 Explorer

An essential feature of modern mobile phones and tablets is the ability to take screenshots, or capture an image of what is currently displayed on the screen of your Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer.

While there are apps that can perform this function, you don't need to install any additional apps as it is already included in the Android 8.1 (Oreo) operating system.

When you take a screenshot, you can save a WhatsApp conversation, Tinder message, Instagram story, Facebook photo, or video frame in the memory of your Xiaomi device.

On the contrary, if you want to record a video of what is shown on the screen of your Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer, for example to record a video call, a story or a web page or piece of an internet video, you can follow the next tutorial: Record screen from Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer

Table of Contents:

First method:

If you want to make a screenshot to your Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer you have to follow these simple steps:

Estimated time: 2 minutes.

1- First step:

First, go to the screen that you want to capture a screenshot of on your Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer, whether it's a web page, chat, or application.

Home screen

2- Second step:

There are two methods: using the Android native method by simultaneously pressing the power key and the volume down key or through the manufacturer's system by pressing the home keys and the key to return to its main screen, located at the bottom. This method may not be available, depending on the version of the software you have.

Screenshot in Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer

3- Third step:

The captured image is automatically saved in the gallery of your mobile/cell phone Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer.

You can find the image gallery on the home screen, it should have a photo icon, an instant photo or depending on the version of the software installed, your image gallery application may be Google Photos, in which case look for the icon of a four-pointed star made of paper with four colors, one for each point.

%s Photo Gallery

4- Fourth step:

Open the image gallery, the images and photos will appear sorted by date, click on the capture that you just made on your Mi 8 Explorer, and you will be able to edit it, trim it or send it to your contacts or through your preferred social network.

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Video instructions

Screenshot without using the buttons on Mi 8 Explorer

If you cannot use the physical buttons of the Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer because they are broken or you do not want to use them because it is a problem for you to press both buttons at the same time to take the screenshot, there is an alternative so you can continue taking screenshots without the power and volume buttons that we tell you about below:

1- First step:

Go to the screen or application you want to capture the screen on your Xiaomi.

2- Second step:

Display the quick access or settings bar of your Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer. To do this, slide your finger down from the top of the screen, the shortcuts to device settings will be displayed.

Open Android quick panel

3- Third step:

Press the screenshot icon, if you don't see the icon, swipe down again to display the full panel.
If you can't see this icon, you may need to add it to the shortcuts panel.

Mi 8 Explorer screenshot icon

4- Fourth step:

The captured image is automatically saved in the gallery of your phone or tablet Xiaomi.

You can find the image gallery on the home screen, it should have a photo icon, an instant photo or depending on the version of the software installed, your image gallery application may be Google Photos, in which case look for the icon of a four-pointed star made of paper with four colors, one for each point.

How to capture a full page in Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer?

If what you want is to capture a complete web page on your Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer, even if this function is not yet incorporated into Android, you can do it if the operating system is updated to the latest version since Xiaomi has incorporated it into its layer of personalization.

To take a screenshot with scrolling on a web page, a WhatsApp conversation or any other application of your Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer take the screenshot with the method indicated above, when taking the screenshot the capture will appear and the screenshot menu for a few seconds at the top right.

Before it disappears, click on "Scroll" and wait while the scroll is made on the screen, capturing all the content.

When you want to cut the screenshot, press the button that appears at the bottom of the screen, since if the web page or application has a very long or infinite scroll it can generate an image that is too large and block the system.

Once the capture is made, it will be saved in the Mi 8 Explorer image gallery and you can edit and share it on social networks.

Scrollshot in Mi 8 Explorer

About the device:

Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer is a mobile/cell phone with dimensions of 154.9 x 74.8 x 7.6 mm (6.10 x 2.94 x 0.30 in), a weight of 177 grams, a screen size of 6.21 inches, 97.1 cm2 (~83.8% screen-to-body ratio) and a screen resolution of 1080 x 2248 pixels (~402 ppi density).

It has a processor Octa-core (4x2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 385 Silver), a graphics card Adreno 630, a RAM memory 8 GB and an internal memory of 128 GB, 8 GB RAM.

The Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer comes from the factory with the Android 8.1 (Oreo) operating system.

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