How to Take a Screenshot on the Sony Xperia Z

So you want to share your device’s screen with your friends by taking a screenshot of it? Cool idea! Let’s see how you can do that on your Sony Xperia Z smartphone.

I. Taking a Screenshot on the Sony Xperia Z:

1. Go to the screen you want to take a screenshot of.

2. Once there, press and hold the Volume DOWN+Power buttons for about two seconds.

3. It should take the screenshot and save it in your Gallery.

4. You’re done!

Brilliant! You’ve successfully taken a screenshot on your Xperia Z!

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  • Sim59

    That doesn’t work… I’ve tried holding down the power button as well… any ideas?

    • Mahesh Makvana

      Seems like you need a bit of practice in order to do it properly. Just try pressing buttons with different time intervals and you should finally end up doing it successfully!

      Good luck!

  • Leona Nicole Behrendt

    It doesn’t work. There used to be a feature for this when you hit the power button but it seems their latest update has taken that feature away.

    • Mahesh Makvana

      If you think the feature’s been taken away, you can use the screenshot app available in the Google Play to take screenshots on your Xperia Z.

      Here’s the link to the app –

    • Melissa Graf

      It does work. I’ve just tried it on my Sony Xperia Z.

      I’ve applied an update recently, too, that takes the screenshot ability away if you hold down JUST the power button. However if you do as the above instructions say, and hold down BOTH the power button and the lower volume button at the same time, it will automatically take a screenshot (which you can then view in your picture album).

    • Marylii ‘Diiva’ Silas

      It works…. Just press both em at the exact same time, trust me;)

  • Leona Nicole Behrendt

    It does indeed work, i think i was just being impatient in thinking it would take it straight away. It seems it takes a few seconds to take the picture.

    • Mahesh Makvana

      Yes, initially you might not be able to take the screenshot but as you used to the key-combination, you’ll be able to do it in a sec!

  • vobo

    Ty there

    • You’re most welcome!

    • Mahesh Makvana

      You’re welcome!

  • Gillhonda

    Your the best

    • Mahesh Makvana


  • mike

    and how do you make a screenshot now? with the latest updat??

  • y2k

    Well you can now keep long pressing the power button to very the result

  • Grant

    Thank you!!!

    • Mahesh Makvana

      You’re welcome!

  • Anna Mashfufah

    thank you

  • rory

    Volume down and power button works. Also in the app tray there is a icon that brings up a screen app for the shots also. Love my new phone guys. Much thanks

  • Girlie_Biker

    Thank you! 🙂

  • sonbah

    Thanks a ton. Cheers