How to take Screenshot on Samsung Galaxy phones?

Samsung Galaxy Phones

If you want proper meaning of screen shot then it is the snap or picture you wish to take for the contents on your phone or tablet. Many a times such situation arises where you need to take a screenshot from your Samsung Galaxy cell phones. So if you do not know how to do this then you have come to the right place. As here you will learn how to take screen shot in Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 plus, A9, A8, A7, A5 and A3 smartphones.

Common method used to take screen shot

Before you begin note that one of the simplest way to do in most of the Android cell phone is to simultaneously holding down the power button and volume-down button, but various alternative methods can be found on the great many Android phones and tablets as well.

Samsung Galaxy Phone

For a quick standard screenshot, first try exactly this: press the power button and volume-down button together, and hold for a few seconds until the screen flashes to signal the screen grab has been captured. In most versions of Android you will get a notification pop up to confirm the screenshot was successful; some will automatically open that screenshot or present it in a pop-up window you can select to access sharing options. You can also find the screenshot in your photo gallery.

How to take a screen shot on Samsung Galaxy A9, Galaxy A8, Galaxy A7, Galaxy A5 or Galaxy A3

In the Samsung phones like Samsung Galaxy A9, Galaxy A8, Galaxy A7, Galaxy A5 or Galaxy A3 you just need to press and hold the “Power”+”Home” buttons at the same time for few seconds to take the screenshot. Please note that if you press the buttons at different times it will not work.

Also you can do the palm swipe to take a screen shot

To do that first you need to enable the feature from settings menu. For that tap on “Settings” from the app drawer. Now scroll down and tap on “Motion and gestures”. Once you tap on “Motion and gestures” you will get the below screen. Now tap on “Palm swipe to capture”. Now you will get the below screen. Here you can use the toggle switch either to enable or disable the feature.

Palm Swipe Method

When enabled the switch will turn to green colour and will get greyed out when disabled. Now as shown in the above image just swipe your palm across the screen of which you want have a screenshot. The images will be saved in the “Gallery” in JPEG format.

How to take screen shot in Samsung Galaxy S7, S6 and S8

Screenshots on Samsung Galaxy phones now feature extra functionality, too. These changes were introduced with the Galaxy S7 but rolled back to the Galaxy S6, and now in the Galaxy S8 too. Screenshots, by default, show only what’s on your phone or tablet’s screen, but sometimes you need to capture more of the content on, say, a web page, but don’t want to have to take multiple screenshots and then stitch them together.

Now when you take a screenshot on a Samsung Galaxy phone you’ll see four options pop up at the bottom of the screen: Scroll capture, Draw, Crop and Share. You can use the first option to take longer screenshots, the second to annotate them and the third to display only the information you want to be shown. The fourth option, Share, will allow you to send that screenshot to any compatible apps on your device.

Other methods to use

As indicated above in this post the other method you can use is to press and hold the “Power”+”Vol Down” buttons for a few seconds until the screen is captured. That’s it and the image file will be saved on your Galaxy S8/S8+’s gallery.

The above methods are compatible on Galaxy A series smartphones like Samsung Galaxy A9,  Samsung Galaxy A8, Samsung Galaxy A7, Samsung Galaxy A5, Samsung Galaxy A3 and Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro.

So you see here there are different methods to take screen shot according to the device you own.