Do a screen capture on a Samsung phone or Android in general is very easy. In reality, there are many situations in which a capture could be helpful, whether you want to share your home screen with friends, or get a test chart of some news that you’re seeing at that precise moment.
This guide covers the Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9 Plus, Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy 8, Galaxy 8 Plus, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S5, Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy Note as examples.
We also included a guide to taking a screenshot on any other device that use Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean (4.1, 4.2, 4.3), KitKat (4.4), Android 5.0 Lollipop, Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Android 7.0 Nougat, Android 8.0 Oreo and Android 9.0 Foot.
How to do a screenshot on your Galaxy by swiping the hand?
To make a screenshot on the Galaxy S8 (or almost any other Samsung Galaxy) with the movement of your hand is very easy.
- Position your hand vertically to the left or right of the screen, as if he were practicing karate with his cell phone.
- Move your hand from left to right or right to left across the screen as if it were a scanner.
- You will hear a sound, you will see the image capture to move towards the side of the phone and a notification will appear to tell you that the photo is in the gallery of images.
- You will need to try a few times. This technique works with the following devices, as well as most of the Samsung phones that came out after 2013: Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9 Plus, Galaxy S8, Galaxy 8 Plus, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, Galaxy S5 Edge, Galaxy S5, Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 8 Note 4 and Galaxy Note 3.
How do I check that the option of taking screenshots is enabled in your Galaxy?
If you’ve tried many times and it doesn’t work, probably you need to enable the feature in the settings menu.
- Open Settings > Motions and Gestures (located in the category Movements).
- Select “Move palm to”.
- Closes the menu and find the screen you want to capture.
How to do a screenshot on your Galaxy using the buttons?
Not everyone is a fan of the controls gesture. Fortunately, most of the Android phones offer a method more touch to capture a screenshot.
- Tap the button of power and home at the same time.
- Continues to pressure them for a second until you hear the sound of the camera, or until you see some visual indication of who made the capture.
- It’ll cost work in the beginning but, once you have understood the dynamics, it will be one of the tasks easier. You have to press the power button slightly before pressing the start and then you hold the pressure on the two.
Below, we show you a list of devices that work with this option. However, it is important to know that this method works with almost all Samsung phones that has a Home button.
The Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy S6, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S5, Galaxy S4, Galaxy S4 Zoom, Galaxy S4 Active, Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy Mega 6.3, Galaxy Tab 3 Pro, Galaxy S4 Mini and Galaxy S3.
If you have a Galaxy S9, S9 Plus, Note 8, Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus, you do not have a physical home button, then the key combination is a little different:
- Press and hold the buttons power and volume down at the same time.
- Press and hold both buttons for one second until you hear a shutter sound or see a visual indication that a photo was taken.
- You have to keep pressed the button of Power slightly before pressing the button to lower the volume, then keep it pressed.
How to make a screenshot with your S Pen?
This technique is available in the Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note 3 and other Samsung devices with S Pen. To take a screenshot this way, you must open the menu Air Command, pulling the stylus S Pen, or by placing the pen on the screen, and clicking the button.
- Select Handwriting – screen from the options of air Command to take a screenshot.
- You can then write notes in the upper part of the image. There are options on the top toolbar to change the color and the size of the pen if you want to be creative. You can also erase or undo strokes, and there is an option of trim at the bottom.
- When you’re done, tap Share or Save at the bottom.
How to do a screenshot on other Android devices?
To take a screenshot on any other phone or tablet with Android, that is not a Samsung device, it is also quite easy. The method varies slightly depending on the model, however, the following method should work on all Android phones that are not Samsung with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich or later.
- Press the button of ignition and the key volume down at the same time.
- Keep them depressed until you hear a click or a sound of screenshot. You should also see a small animation capture.
- You will receive a notification of the screenshot and you’ll be able to share it, or delete it.
- By default, your screenshots are saved in your Photos application or Gallery in a folder of Screenshots different.
In Android 9.0 Foot also you can press and hold the power button to get a screen capture option that appears on the screen. If you choose to edit the screenshot from the notification bar, also you will see that you can mark it, which is ideal if you want to highlight something specific.
For Android phones of old, as those that use 2.3 Gingerbread, you need to head to the Google Play Store, where there are several applications that will capture a screenshot in your name. Screen capture Easy and capture screen ER are popular choices, but you may need to check your phone. You can also take a look at No Root Screenshot It, if you don’t want to link your device.
Be sure to consult this guide of how to do a screen capture on an iPhone.
*Updated by Daniel Matus on October 4, 2019.
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