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How do I take screenshots on my Samsung Galaxy Note5?

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.

Screens and settings available may vary by wireless service provider and software version.

Capture Using Device Keys

You can capture a screenshot by simultaneously pressing the Home key and the Power/Lock key for 1–2 seconds.

Capture Using Palm Swipe

Capture a screenshot by touching the screen with the side of your hand and swiping across from left to right, or vice versa.

This feature is on by default, but if it has been turned off, you can follow the instructions to turn it back on.

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps .
  2. Touch Settings .
  3. Touch Motions and gestures .
    Note: It may be necessary to touch the DEVICE tab and then touch Motions and gestures.
  4. Touch the slider  next to Palm swipe to capture to turn it on .

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 in the Gallery application.
  3. You can also quickly SHARE, EDIT, or DELETE the screenshot from the Notification Panel.
    Note: You may need to touch the notification and swipe down to access these options.

To view your screenshots at any time:

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps .
  2. Touch Gallery .
  3. Touch  and select Albums.
  4. Touch Screenshots.
  5. Touch the desired 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. From the Screenshot captured notification, touch SHARE.
  3. Share the screenshot using one of the available options. Sharing options vary based on applications installed and features turned on.

    Note: 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  and select Albums.
  4. Touch Screenshots.
  5. Touch the desired screenshot.
  6. Touch Share  at the bottom of the screen.
  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  and select Albums.
  4. Touch Screenshots.
  5. Touch the desired screenshot.

When viewing the screenshot, the following options are available at the bottom of the screen:

  • 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, Write on the photo, edit it using Photo Editor, create an animated GIF using Animate, or add it to a Collage.
  • Delete: Delete the screenshot.

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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