How do I take a screenshot on my Samsung Galaxy device?

The most common way to take a screenshot is by holding the power and volume down keys at the same time. However, this will differ depending on the settings you have enabled and your specific device. Try the methods below to find out how to take a screenshot on your device.

Once you have taken the screenshot, it will be automatically saved in the Screenshots album in the Gallery app. You can then move the screenshot from this album to any other album on your phone.

Please note: taking a screenshot is prevented in certain places on your devices and by certain apps, such as banking apps. You will receive a message saying 'Can't take screenshot due to security measure' if screenshots are not allowed. This is a security measure and is designed to protect your information

Side key and volume down key

Briefly press the side key and the volume down key simultaneously. The screen will flash and your screenshot will be saved.

Press the side key and the volume down key
Power key and volume down key

Press and hold the power key and the volume down key simultaneously. The screen will flash and your screenshot will be saved.

Press and hold the volume down and power keys
Power key and home key

Press and hold the power key and the home key simultaneously. The screen will flash and your screenshot will be saved.

Press and hold the power and home key
Palm swipe feature

If enabled, you can take a screenshot by swiping the edge of your hand across the screen from one side to the other.

Swipe up from your home screen

Enabling palm swipe to capture

1 Swipe up on the home screen, to access your apps
Swipe up from your home screen
2 Tap Settings
Tap Settings
3 Tap Advanced features
Tap Advanced features
4 Tap Motions and gestures
Tap Motions and gestures
5 Tap the switch next to Palm swipe to capture to turn the feature on and off
Tap Palm swipe to capture

If you're experiencing unusual behaviour on Samsung mobiles, tablets or wearables, you can send us an error report or ask us a question in the Samsung Members app.

This allows us to take a closer look at what is happening. The data is anonymised and only held for the duration of the investigation. Find out more about sending an error report through the Samsung Members app.

 

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