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How do I take screenshots on my Samsung Galaxy S6 active™?

A screenshot is a snapshot of your device screen that is saved as a photo. There are several ways to capture screenshots on your device. Screenshots will be copied to the clipboard and saved to the Screenshots folder in the Gallery.

Capture Using Device Keys

You can capture a screenshot by simultaneously pressing the Home and the Power/Lock keys on your device until the captured image contracts and flies off-screen.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Take Screenshot

Capture Using a Palm Swipe

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps.

  2. Touch Settings.

  3. Touch the DEVICE tab.

  4. Touch Motions and Gestures.

  5. Touch the slider Off to turn Palm swipe to capture on.

    Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Take Screenshot
  6. Capture a screenshot by touching the screen with the side of your hand and swiping across from left to right, or vice versa.

    Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Take Screenshot

View a Screenshot

To view a screenshot immediately after you capture it:

  1. Open the Notification Panel by swiping from the top of the screen to the bottom.

  2. Touch Screenshot captured to open the screenshot.

    Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Take Screenshot
  3. You can also quickly SHARE, EDIT, or DELETE the screenshot from the Notification Panel.

  

To view your screenshots at any time:

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps.

  2. Touch Gallery.

  3. Touch View more and select Albums.

    Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Take Screenshot
  4. Open the Screenshots album.

    Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Take Screenshot
  5. Touch the desired screenshot.

    Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Take Screenshot

Share a Screenshot

From the Notification Panel

  1. Open the Notification Panel by swiping from the top of the screen to the bottom.

  2. Touch SHARE in the Screenshot captured notification.

    Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Take Screenshot
  3. Share the screenshot using one of the available options. Sharing options vary based on applications installed and features turned on.

    Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Take Screenshot

    Swipe to the left or right to reveal more sharing options.

  

From the Gallery

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps.

  2. Touch Gallery.

  3. Touch View more and select Albums.

    Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Take Screenshot
  4. Open the Screenshots album.

    Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Take Screenshot
  5. Touch the desired screenshot.

    Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Take Screenshot
  6. Touch Share at the bottom of the screen.

    Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Take Screenshot
  7. Share the screenshot using one of the available options. Sharing options vary based on applications installed and features turned on.

Screenshot Options

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps.

  2. Touch Gallery.

  3. Touch View more and select Albums.

    Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Take Screenshot
  4. Open the Screenshots album.

    Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Take Screenshot
  5. Touch the desired screenshot.

    Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Take Screenshot
  6. When viewing the screenshot, the following options are available at the bottom of the screen:

    Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Take Screenshot
    • Favorite: Mark the screenshot as a favorite.

    • Share: Share the screenshot using one of the available options. Sharing options vary based on applications installed and features turned on.

    • Edit: Choose to Crop the photo, edit it using Photo Editor, or add it to a Collage.

    • Delete: Delete the screenshot.

  7. The following options are available at the top of the screen:

    • CAMERA: Open the Camera application.

    • MORE: Access the following options:

      • Details: View technical information about the screenshot, such as its size.

      • Slideshow: Start a slideshow of the screenshots in the folder.

      • Set as contact picture: Set the screenshot as a contact photo.

      • Set as wallpaper: Set the screenshot as wallpaper.

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