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Take a Screenshot on Galaxy S8 Active

A screenshot is a snapshot of your phone screen saved as a photo. There are several ways to capture screenshots on your phone. After the screenshots are captured, they will be automatically saved to the Gallery.

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

Ways to Capture a Screenshot

Use the Phone Keys

Because we always like to give you options, there are a few ways to capture a screenshot. Here is the classic method.

  1. To capture a screenshot of the displayed screen, press and hold the Power and Volume Down keys simultaneously.

  2. When the screenshot is captured, the screen will flash as it makes a camera shutter like sound and the Screenshot icon will appear on the Notification bar.

   

Palm Swipe to Capture

If you’re in the middle of a game with no time to spare, you can simply swipe your palm across the screen to take a screenshot. That was easy! Learn how to change your settings so a quick screenshot is never more than a swipe away.

  1. To enable Palm swipe to capture, navigate to Apps > Settings.

  2. Touch Search, and then search for and select Palm swipe to capture.

  3. To turn on or turn off Palm swipe to capture, touch the slider.

    Note: Palm swipe to capture is enabled by default.

  4. Take a screenshot by swiping the edge of your hand across the screen.

Palm swipe to take a screenshot

View the Captured Screenshots

The screenshot can be viewed immediately through the Notification panel. Swipe down from the top of the screen to open the Notification panel.

  1. From the Notification panel, swipe down on the Screenshot captured notification.

  2. To open the screenshot, touch the Screenshot captured notification.

  3. To view your screenshots at any time, navigate to Gallery.

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