Take screenshots on your Galaxy tablet

Palm swipe screen on Galaxy Tab S6

Just ordered those limited edition sneakers? Take a screenshot of your receipt and tracking number so you know when your new shoes will arrive. There are a couple different ways to capture screenshots on your tablet, depending on what model you have.

Note: Available screens and settings may vary by wireless service provider and software version.

Use tablet keys to capture

You can capture a screenshot by quickly pressing and holding the Power and Volume down keys at the same time. If you don't press them simultaneously or if you hold them for too long, a screenshot will not be taken. Instead, the Power menu or Bixby will launch.

If your tablet has a physical Home key, you can also press and hold the Power and Home keys simultaneously to capture a screenshot.

When you take a screenshot, it will be automatically saved in Gallery.

Power key and Volume down key being pressed simultaneously

Palm swipe to capture

An easier way to take a screenshot? Yes, please!

From Settings, search for and select Palm swipe to capture. Then, tap the switch to turn on Palm swipe to capture. Now you can simply swipe your palm across the screen you want to capture.

Make sure you are swiping correctly. If your palm swipe is not detected, the tablet will not capture the screenshot.

Palm swipe settings menu

Note: The Galaxy Tab S6 Lite does not support Palm swipe to capture due to a hardware limitation. However, you can use the tablet keys or the Air command menu to take a screenshot instead. You can then view and share your screenshot in the Gallery app.

Take screenshots with the S Pen

If you have a Tab S6, you can take screenshots using your S Pen and the Screen write feature!

Navigate to the screen you'd like to take a screenshot of. Using the S Pen, tap the Air command menu icon, and then tap Screen write. Your tablet will automatically take a screenshot of the page you're on. Use the controls to write or draw on the screenshot if you'd like. When you're done, tap Save to store the screenshot in Gallery, even if you didn't write on it.

Screen write highlighted on a Galaxy tablet

View a screenshot

You can view the screenshots you've captured from the Notification panel or Gallery.

To view it immediately after it's been captured, swipe down the Notification panel, and then tap the Smart capture notification.

To view it at any time, navigate to Gallery. Select the Albums tab, and then tap Screenshots to view all your screenshots.

Screenshots album in Gallery

Share a screenshot

If you just cleared that impossible level in a new game, share your victory with friends by sending a screenshot.

To share a screenshot right after you've captured one, swipe down the Notification panel. Then, swipe down on the Samsung capture notification with the screenshot you just took. Tap Share, and then share the screenshot by using one of the available sharing options.

To share it at any time, open the Gallery app. Select the Albums tab, and then tap Screenshots. Touch and hold the screenshot you want to share, and then tap Share. Use one of the available sharing options.

Share options listed on a phone

Additional options

There are a couple more things you can do when you’re taking a screenshot, like adding a personal touch by editing it.

Right after you've taken a screenshot, a small menu will appear at the bottom of the screen. Select Edit (the pencil icon) to write or draw on the screenshot, or crop out a portion of it that you don’t need right away. The cropped portion will be saved in Gallery.

Scroll capture allows you to take a screenshot of the current content as well as parts of the screen that are hidden, like when you're on a large webpage. Tap Scroll capture, and the screen will automatically swipe down so more content can be captured. Keep tapping the Scroll capture icon until you've reached the bottom of the page.

Galaxy Tab S6 showing Additional options from screenshot
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