How to take a screenshot with a Samsung phone - Android

Samsung Galaxy phones run on OneUI which is a custom skin on top of Android. Therefore, the generic button combination that can be used to take a screenshot on all Android smartphones will work on a Samsung phone as well. To take a screenshot using the physical buttons on your phone 

How to take a screenshot with a Samsung phone - Android

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How to take a screenshot on a Samsung using buttons

Though Samsung gives you a few different ways to take a screenshot, the traditional way - which is most similar to the method you may know from other phones - is to use the buttons on the side of the phone.

1. Set up the screen the way you want to capture it.

2. Press the Volume Down and Power buttons simultaneously, and hold them for a second or two until the screenshot is taken. You'll see the screen flash and shrink slightly.

Press the Power button + Volume down button at the same time.


3. The screenshot toolstrip will appear at the bottom of the screen for a few seconds. You can use the tools to tweak the image or, if you do nothing, the screenshot will be saved automatically to the Gallery.

How to take a screenshot on Android from Quick Settings

Some Android smartphone manufacturers offer a button to take screenshots in your Android Quick Settings menu. To access it, swipe down from the top of your screen.


you might have to extend the list of Quick Settings by swiping down again. Search for a button called Screenshot or Screen capture


Using Palm swipe to capture a screenshot

Samsung Galaxy devices also pack a smart gesture feature to capture a screenshot if you can’t quite reach the buttons. This method is especially handy if your phone is resting on a flat surface. Notably, you’ll first need to ensure the gesture is enabled.

How to enable Palm swipe:

  • Open the Settings app.
  • Go into Advanced features.
  • Select Motions and gestures.
  • Toggle on Palm swipe to capture.

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