In today’s digital world taking screenshots has become an introductory part everyone who uses a smartphone captures screenshots whether it is a child studying in school or college, a working person, or a housewife.
Taking, saving, and sharing screenshots can be extremely helpful and everyone has their own different reason for capturing screenshots. It lets you capture exactly what you’re seeing on your screen to share with others or reference later.
Every company offers a screenshot offer with their smartphones but here we are talking about Samsung, so the Korean Tech giant offers many ways to take screenshots on your Galaxy devices, let’s get to know more about these techniques.
5 methods to take screenshots on Samsung
Use button combinations
No matter which Samsung Galaxy phone you have, this method for taking a screenshot is the same, but it varies slightly depending on the model. Before you get one, you’ll need to locate the Power and Volume Down keys.
- The volume keys are on the left and the power button is on the right. However, for some models, the positions of the keys may be reversed. Or, all the keys could be on the same side!
- When you want to take a screenshot, just hold the Volume Down key and the Power key together. The screen will flash, indicating that a screenshot was captured.
Use Palm Swipe
On Samsung One UI 4.1, you can use a palm swipe to take a screenshot without even pressing a single button. To enable this method:
- Go to Settings of your phone.
- Select Palm swipe to capture.
- Tap the switch next to ‘Palm swipe to capture.
Now you’ll be able to take a screenshot just by swiping the edge of your hand across your phone’s screen.
Use Scroll capture
Is that webpage too long to capture in just one screenshot? Scroll Capture lets you take multiple screenshots of a page and then merge them all into one big screenshot. In this way, you get the complete picture.
- Navigate to the screen you want to capture.
- To take the screenshot, press the Power key and Volume down key simultaneously.
- When the Smart capture menu appears, tap the Scroll capture icon – it looks like a downward arrow, and it will bounce up and down.
- Then, tap the icon a second time to begin the scroll capture process.
- Keep tapping the icon until it reaches the bottom of the page or your desired spot.
- When you are done, simply tap outside of the Smart capture menu bar.
Do note that the smart capture icon will not appear unless you are on a large web page, app screen, or image that requires scrolling. It may not work on certain websites. On newer phones, you cannot turn Smart capture off. It’s always enabled.
Use your voice
If you have Bixby Voice or Google Assistant set up, you can take a screenshot with a simple voice command. Say “Hey Bixby, take a screenshot,” and Bixby will capture what’s on your screen.
You can even string together complex commands and say “Hey Bixby, take a screenshot, and share on Twitter.”
Use S Pen
If you’ve always been using the S Pen with a compatible phone, why not take a screenshot of it too? The Screen Write feature of the S Pen makes it easy to take quick screenshots of whatever you are doing on the phone.
- Remove your S Pen from your phone
- Navigate to the screen you’d like to capture.
- With your S Pen, tap the Air command menu icon
- Then tap Screen write.
- Your phone will automatically take a screenshot of the page you’re on.
- Use the controls to write or draw on the screenshot if you’d like.
- When you’re done, tap the Save icon to store the screenshot in Gallery.