How to take Screenshots on a phone or tablet

Last modified : Dec 12. 2018

If you're looking to learn how to take screenshots with your Samsung phone or tablet, look no further. The buttons to take a screenshot vary depending on what kind of physical buttons you have on your device. Getting the two buttons pressed at exactly the same time is the tricky part, and sometimes bulky phone or tablet cases can interfere. Try removing your phone case so you have clear access to all the buttons - once you've got the motion down you'll be able to pop the case back on and screenshot like a pro! 

Devices with a physical Home Button

If your phone or tablet has a big button at the bottom of the screen - we call that the Home button (because whenever you press it it will take you to the Home Screen). To take a screenshot on a device with a Home button, you'll need to press the Home button and the Power button at exactly the same time. Don't worry if it takes some practice! Once you hear the 'click' you'll be able to view and edit the screenshot. The image will also sit in your Notification panel if you need to come back to it later, and of course it will get saved in your Gallery app.

Press and hold the Home button and Power key simultaneously to take a screenshot

Devices without a physical Home Button

If you have a newer phone or tablet with a home button that sits underneath the LCD display, you'll need to use the Volume Down button and the Power button to take a screenshot. Hold both buttons at the same time and you should hear a click to indicate the screen capture. Once you've got the screenshot, Smart Capture will give you options to draw, share, and edit the screenshot straight away. If you're happy with the screenshot as is, tap the screen quickly to dismiss the Smart Capture options. 

Press and hold the Volume down key and Power key simultaneously to take a screenshot

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