How to take a screenshot on a Samsung phone

It doesn’t matter which phone you use; one of the most useful tricks you can do with it is and will always be the most useful screenshot. In this guide we explain how to take a screenshot on a Samsung phone; For our example we include the Galaxy S21 and Note 20 Ultra, although other models follow fairly similar procedures.

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How to take a screenshot on a Samsung phone

Swipe the screen

You can take a screenshot by sliding the side of your hand in any direction. This method does not apply to all Samsung phones, but should be able to be used on flagship models such as the Galaxy S21 Ultra.

Enables the hand glide function

Paso 1: swipe the screen from top to bottom and tap the gear icon. This opens the device settings.

Paso 2: touches Advanced Features.

Paso 3: touch movements and gestures.

Paso 4: play the Switch next to the settings Swipe Palm to Capture to enable this function.

Take the screenshot

With Palm Swipe to Capture enabled, you can now capture with a simple swipe. It may take several tries, but practice makes perfect.

Paso 1: position your hand vertically to the left or right of the screen, as if you were going to practice karate with your cell phone.

Paso 2: move your hand from left to right or right to left across the screen, like a scanner.

You should feel a vibration, see a screenshot animation that lights up the screen, or receive a notification that an image has been saved to the gallery.

Use the buttons shortcut (Home button)

Not everyone is a fan of gesture controls. Fortunately, most Android phones offer a more tactile method of taking a screenshot.

Paso 1: press the buttons Switched on e Beginning at the same time.

Paso 2: keep holding them for a second until you hear the sound of the camera, or until you see some visual indication that the capture was taken.

Use the button shortcut (without the Home button)

If you have a Galaxy S21, Galaxy S20 O Galaxy Note 20, which do not have a physical home button, the key combination is a bit different:

Paso 1: hold down the buttons Switched on and lower volume at the same time until you hear a click and the screen turns off and on.

Paso 2: to find the capture, open the app Gallery O Photos on your phone. In the app Gallery from Samsung, you can find the folder Screenshots after tapping the tab Albums on the bottom.

How to take a screenshot with your S Pen

This technique is available on the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra and other Samsung devices with S Pen.

Paso 1: remove the S Pen stylus and tap the menu icon Air Command.

Paso 2: touches Write on Screen to take the screenshot.

Paso 3: modify the screen as you need. You can write notes, you can change the color and size of your pen

Paso 4: when you finish, touch Share O Keep on the bottom.

Use the scroll function to capture the screen

These instructions apply to web pages that are larger than your screen.

Paso 1: hold down the buttons Switched on and lower volume at the same time.

Paso 2: tap the icon Arrow down (Scroll Capture) displayed in the Smart Capture menu.

Paso 3: the icon will bounce up and down. Touch the Icon to start taking the screenshot.

Paso 4: keep tapping on the icon until you get to the end or have captured everything you need.

Paso 5: add tags if necessary and then tap Keep.

Paso 6: To save the screenshot, tap outside of Smart Capture.

Use your voice

You can capture a screen using Bixby Voice or Google Assistant by saying “OK Google, take a screenshot” or “Hey Bixby, take a screenshot.” You can also bundle commands like “Hey Google, take a screenshot and share on Facebook,” or “Hey Bixby, take a screenshot and share on Twitter.”

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