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Whether you just reached a new level in a game or want to save an important document, you can capture it by taking a screenshot on your Samsung phone. Depending on the type of phone you have, capturing a screenshot may be a little different. But either way, it's super easy and convenient.

Note: The screenshot function may not work while in Secure Folder.

Using button combinations

No matter what phone you have, the steps for taking a screenshot will be exactly the same. Before you can take one, you'll need to locate the Power and Volume Down keys.

Usually, the Volume Keys are on the left side and the Power key is on the right. However, for some models, the Volume Keys are located on the right side.

When you want to take a screenshot, just hold the Power and Volume Down keys simultaneously. The screen will flash, indicating that a screenshot was captured.

Volume down and Power key highlighted on the Galaxy S10

Using palm swipe

Wait, there's another way to take a screenshot. On some phones, you can use palm swipe to take a screenshot without even pressing a button. Here's how:

From Settings, search for and select Palm swipe to capture. Then, tap the switch next to Palm swipe to capture to turn this feature on. Now you'll be able to take a screenshot just by swiping the edge of your hand across your phone's screen.

Palm swipe turned on from Settings

Using scroll capture

On newer phones, scoll capture is a feature that lets you take multiple screenshots and combine them all together. It's great for when you need to capture a large webpage or photo that doesn't fully fit on the screen.

Learn more about using scroll capture.

Scroll capture options displayed on phone

Using your voice

If you have Bixby Voice or Google Assistant setup, you can take a screenshot with a simple voice command. "Hey Bixby, Take a screenshot" and Bixby will capture what's on your screen. You can even string together complex commands and say "Hey Bixby, Take a screenshot and share on Twitter."

View screenshots

No matter what kind of phone you have, you'll be able to view your screenshots in the same place. Just navigate to your apps and open Gallery.

On some phones, you can tap Albums to see a collection of all the screenshots you've taken on your phone.

Screenshots and Pictures albums in Gallery

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