How to Take a Screenshot With the HTC One M8

Capture your screen, expand your device's memory, and much more

As is the case with the iPhone or LG G Flex, taking a screenshot with the HTC One M8 or HTC One M9 involves two button presses. It's also possible to expand the memory of both devices by opening the microSD tray. You can even able a Swype-style keyboard.

Although these instructions apply to specific smartphone models, the process for taking screenshots is the same for all Android devices.

How to Take a Screenshot with the HTC One M8 or M9

Hold the power button and the volume button at the same time to take a screenshot. Be sure to press both buttons simultaneously, and wait until you see a notification indicating that you were successful. Screenshots are automatically saved to your device's internal storage.

Press the power button and the volume down button at the same time to take a screenshot.
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How to Open the MicroSD Memory Card Tray on the HTC One M8 or M9

Like the iPhone, the HTC One M8 and HTC One M9 feature a closed design. Unlike the iPhone, however, both HTC devices also come with a microSD slot, so it's possible to expand the memory. The memory card tray can be found on the upper-right side of either smartphone just above the volume buttons. Straighten a paper clip and insert the pointed end into the small hole beside the tray to open it.

Straighten a paper clip and insert the pointed end into the small hole beside the memory card tray to open it.
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How to Open the HTC One M8 or M9 SIM Card Tray

The SIM card resides in the same place as the microSD card, so follow the same steps above for opening the memory card tray. It’s just like taking out the SIM card of the LG G Flex.

Straighten a paper clip and insert the pointed end into the small hole beside the memory card tray to remove the SIM card.
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How to Enable Swype-Style Keyboard Swiping on HTC One M8 or M9

While neither device supports the popular Swype virtual keyboard app, both come with a similar keyboard input called Trace. To enable the Trace keyboard:

  1. Tap the gear icon on your home screen to access your Settings.

  2. Scroll down to Language and keyboard and tap it.

  3. Tap HTC Sense Input.

  4. Tap the box to the right of Trace keyboard.

You can now start swiping on your keyboard to input text.

Navigate to Settings > Language and keyboard > HTC Sense Input and tap the box to the right of Trace keyboard.
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