How To Take A Screenshot On A samsung

Written by Claire Smith


Posted on September 03 2023



In today's digital age, taking screenshots has become an essential skill for Samsung device users. Whether you want to capture a memorable moment in a chat, save important information from a website, or share your high score in a game, knowing how to take a screenshot can be incredibly useful. In this blog, we'll walk you through the various methods to take a screenshot on your Samsung smartphone or tablet.


Method 1: The Classic Button Combo


The most common way to capture a screenshot on a Samsung device is by using a simple button combination. Here's how you do it:

1. Navigate to the screen you want to capture.

2. Simultaneously press and hold the Power button (located on the right side of the device) and the Volume Down button (usually found on the left side). Hold both buttons for a moment until you hear a confirmation sound or see a visual indication that the screenshot has been taken.

3. The screenshot will be saved in your device's Gallery app, usually in the "Screenshots" folder.


Method 2: Palm Swipe Gesture


Samsung devices offer a unique feature called "Palm Swipe to Capture," which allows you to take a screenshot with a simple gesture. To enable and use this feature:

1. Go to the "Settings" app on your Samsung device.

2. Scroll down and tap on "Advanced features."

3. Look for and toggle on the "Palm swipe to capture" option.

4. Return to the screen you want to capture.

5. Swipe your hand horizontally across the screen, from one side to the other, with your palm touching the display. Be sure to make contact with the screen, but avoid pressing too hard.

6. You should hear a confirmation sound, and the screenshot will be saved to your Gallery.


Method 3: Bixby Voice Command


If you prefer a hands-free approach, Samsung's Bixby voice assistant can also help you take screenshots. Here's how:

1. Activate Bixby by saying, "Hey Bixby" or by pressing and holding the Bixby button (located on the left side of some Samsung devices).

2. Once Bixby is listening, say, "Take a screenshot."

3. Bixby will capture the screenshot, and you'll receive a voice confirmation.

4. The screenshot will be saved in your Gallery app.


Method 4: Using the Notification Panel


Samsung devices also allow you to take screenshots through the notification panel. Here's how:

1. Swipe down from the top of the screen to open the notification panel.

2. Look for the "Screenshot" icon among the quick settings options (it usually resembles a camera shutter).

3. Tap the "Screenshot" icon.

4. The screenshot will be captured, and you'll see a preview at the bottom of the screen. You can edit or share it from there.




Taking a screenshot on your Samsung device is a straightforward process, thanks to the various methods available. Whether you prefer using button combinations, gestures, voice commands, or the notification panel, you can easily capture and share important information, memorable moments, or anything else you want to save digitally. So, go ahead and try these methods to become a screenshot pro on your Samsung smartphone or tablet!