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.

Side key and volume down keyClick to Expand

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 keyClick to Expand

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 keyClick to Expand

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 featureClick to Expand

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

Palm swipe

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 Palm swipe to capture
Tap Palm swipe to capture
6 Tap the switch to turn the feature on or off
Tap the switch to turn it on or off

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 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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