How do I screenshot on my Samsung Phone?
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!
Most Samsung devices will allow you to capture a screenshot by moving your hand from right to left across the screen. It's called Palm Motion or Palm Swipe to Capture on newer devices.
Hold the device in your left hand, and use the edge of your right hand to swipe across the screen. While Palm Swipe to Capture is usually turned on by default, you can check whether the gesture is enabled on your device in the Settings app:
Note: To open a screenshot immediately after capturing it, open the notificational panel by swiping your finger in a downwards direction from the top of the screen, then tap on Screenshot captured.
You may have slightly different editing options depending in the Operating System of your device. When viewing the screenshot, the following icons are available at the bottom of the screen:
Crop: Quickly crop and rotate the image
Filters: Select and apply built in filters
Stickers: Add stickers to the image
Paintbrush: Draw and add to the image with a paintbrush
Share: Open the Share panel to send the image to a contact or app
Delete: Delete the current image
Note: Additional sharing options may be available on your device. The availability of certain options may vary depending on currently installed applications and features & services which are currently active.
Smart Capture is a feature of Samsung devices that allows you to edit, share, and screenshot long pages by scrolling. It can be frustrating to have to tap out of Smart Capture every time a screenshot is taken. If you'd like to screenshot on your device without Smart Capture, follow the menu path below to switch it off.
Scroll Capture allows you to take longer screenshots than usual, perfect for when you're trying to take screenshots from a website. In order to use Scroll capture, you will first need to enable Smart Capture/ Screenshot toolbar.
If you have disabled your Edge Panel, you can easily enable this setting via your Settings > Display > Edge Screen > Toggle on Edge panels.
Thank you for your feedback!