Tips for taking a screenshot on a Samsung mobile device

2023-04-06 00:54:13 - Grace Browns Grace Browns has been a lifestyle, fashion, and beauty writer for over 5 years, and she currently serves as a senior editor at

Whether you've just unlocked a new game level or need to save a crucial document, your Galaxy phone or tablet makes it easy to take a screenshot. The process of taking a screenshot can vary slightly from device to device. Saving pictures to your device is simple and quick no matter what method you use.

Wireless service provider, software version, and device model can affect which screens and settings are accessible. While in Secure Folder, the ability to take screenshots may be disabled.

Taking a screenshot is fairly standard across all Galaxy phones and tablets, with some minor variations. You'll need to find the Power and Volume down buttons before you take one.

Typically, the Power button (or Side key) will be on the right side of the device, and the Volume controls will be on the left. However, the positions of the keys may be switched on some models. It's also possible that the keys are all on the same side.

Simply press and hold the Volume-down and Power (Side) keys at the same time to take a screenshot. When a screenshot is taken, the screen will flash briefly to let you know.

The Home button may be physical on some tablets. To take a screenshot, press and hold the Power and Home buttons at the same time.

To clarify, not all Galaxy devices will have access to this feature. Unfortunately, the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite's hardware prevents it from supporting Palm swipe to capture. To take a screenshot, you can, however, use the tablet's keys or the Air command menu. The Gallery app is where you'll be able to view and share your screenshot.

Hold on, there's a different way to snap a screenshot Without touching a button, you can take a screenshot with a Palm swipe on some devices.

Look for "Palm swipe to capture" in the System Preferences menu. Then, select Palm swipe to capture by toggling its associated switch. You can now capture a screenshot by gliding the edge of your hand across the display of your mobile device.

You can use voice commands to snap a screenshot with services like Bixby Voice or Google Assistant. Simply commanding "Hey Bixby, take a screenshot" will cause Bixby to do just that. Using a string of commands, you can tell Bixby to do something as involved as taking a screenshot and posting it to Twitter. ”

Saying "Hey Google, take a screenshot" to Google Assistant is another option for those who prefer not to use a physical button. ”

If you're already using an S Pen with your Galaxy phone or tablet, you might as well use it to capture a screenshot. You can quickly take a screenshot with the S Pen's Screen write feature.

It's important to remember that you can only use an S Pen to take a screenshot on devices that either already have an S Pen installed or are compatible with the S Pen Fold edition or S Pen Pro.

Take out your S Pen, find the screen you want to record, and replace it. Select Screen write from the Air command menu by tapping the icon with your S Pen. A screenshot of the current page you're viewing will be taken automatically. If you want, you can use the controls to annotate the screenshot. To save the screenshot to Gallery, tap the Save button when you're done.

The S Pen's Smart Select feature allows you to selectively capture images.

The Edge panel on your device is also useful for taking screenshots. Including a Tasks Edge panel and a Take screenshot shortcut is all that's required.

  1. Pull down the panel by swiping left on the Edge panel's right-hand handle.

  2. Select the Tasks panel by tapping its icon in the bottom-right corner and then tapping the Settings icon.

  3. Choose Panel > Edit from the menu Swipe to and select Take screenshots on the left to add it to your preferred shortcuts, which will appear on the right.

    Take screenshots may be added as a default shortcut, so keep that in mind.

  4. You can pick and choose which shortcuts to use. Select the red minus button to get rid of a shortcut.

    Please note that a maximum of 12 shortcuts can be added.

  5. Then, go to the screen you want to grab a screenshot of.  

  6. To access it, swipe left once more on the Edge panel's pull tab. To access the Tasks panel, swipe left a second time.

  7. Then, select the screenshot icon. The current screen will be captured as a screenshot on your device. When you need to take a screenshot, just use this shortcut.

Is it possible to take a screenshot of the entire page? With scroll capture, you can take multiple screenshots of a single page and merge them into a single image. In this way, the big picture can be grasped. In addition, it is compatible with every other method of screen capture. That is to say, you can still access scroll capture whether you prefer to use the button combinations, palm swipe, or S Pen.  

  1. Find the area you want to record

  2. Use any of the aforementioned techniques to capture the screenshot.

  3. Select the Scroll capture icon (it resembles a downward pointing arrow and will bounce up and down) from the Smart capture menu.

  4. Then, tap the icon again to initiate the scroll capture.

  5. The desired location or the bottom of the page can be reached by repeatedly tapping the icon.

  6. In the Smart capture menu, you'll find a hashtag icon that you can use to label your screenshots.

  7. Tag suggestions will pop up, but you're free to add your own. Select "Save" to keep your label.

  8. When you're done, you can dismiss the Smart capture window by tapping anywhere outside of it. You can view the screenshot by tapping the preview or going to Gallery.

Keep in mind that the smart capture icon won't show up unless you're viewing a particularly long web page, app screen, or image. Some sites may be incompatible. You can't disable Smart capture on most modern phones. It's permanently activated

Your screenshots will be accessible from the same location regardless of the device you're using. Simply go to your Gallery and open it. You can also access the screenshot notification by swiping down from the top of the screen to open the Notifications panel.

You can find a compilation of your screenshots in an Albums tab in Gallery on some devices.

My Files is another option for accessing your screenshots, videos, documents, and downloads. To access your screenshots, open the My Files app and select Images from the list of categories.

To avoid having an overwhelming number of photos in Gallery, you may want to take the extra step of saving your screenshots to a microSD card, an OTG flash drive, or a PC. Transferring screenshots to a microSD card, for example, is just one of many photo-moving options.

Send a screenshot to your friends to brag that you finally beat that new game's hardest level.

Swipe down from the screen's top to reveal the Notifications menu and tap Share to quickly send a screenshot to others. Then, select the screenshot alert and press the down arrow. Click the Share button, and then select a sharing method to send the screenshot.

At any time, you can access the Gallery app to share it. Go to the Albums menu and then the Screenshots option. To share a screenshot, simply touch and hold on the image until the Share menu appears. Choose a sharing method from those provided.

When taking a screenshot, you can do a few extra things, such as editing it to make it more unique.

As soon as you take a screenshot, a drop-down menu will appear below the captured image. To annotate a screenshot with text or drawings, or to remove parts of it that won't be immediately useful, choose Edit (the pencil icon). You can then find the resulting crop in Gallery.

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