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How To Screenshot On Samsung Devices [Android]

If you own a Samsung device and would like to know how to Screenshot on Samsung device then you’ve come to the right place. There are different reasons as to why one might want or need to take a screenshot of on their devices. It might be for tutorials or just for the fun of capturing a pretty rare moment on the screen. Personally, I use the screenshot feature to capture my games when I win in order to share it with my friends. Now, Samsung devices run the Android Operating system so the steps involved in taking screenshots on Samsung devices will also apply to other Android devices.

Screenshot On Samsung

Samsung devices running Android 4.0 or higher have multiple ways of taking screenshots while the Samsung devices running older Android operating system below Android 4.0 would require a third party app for taking a screenshot. This is because Android, as well as Samsung,¬† added the screenshot option in Android 4.0 and has been there till date. So if you have a Samsung device running Android 4.0 and above, then you’re good to go. Just follow the simple steps below.

How To Screenshot On Samsung Devices With Palm Swipe

Palm Swipe is a Samsung exclusive feature which allows you to swipe your palm across the screen to take a screenshot but first, you’ll need to enable this feature as it isn’t enabled automatically. To do this, follow the steps below.

  1. Access the Settings Menu by Click on the Settings App.
  2. Select the “Advanced Features” or “Motions and Gestures” depending on the particular Samsung device you’re using.
  3. This is where you get to tick the “Palm swipe to capture” box which will enable the feature.
  4. After doing that, you can now swipe your palm on your display to capture your Screen. You might not always get it right the first time if you don’t do it properly.

How To Screenshot On Samsung Devices With Buttons

Not everyone is a fan of the gesture-based option of taking a screenshot. If you’re not a fan, then you can alternatively use the buttons. You can either use the Power button + Volume Down button (Press and hold both simultaneously for about 3secs) to take a screenshot. This also works with all other Android devices on the Android 4.0 platform or higher as it is more of an Android Feature and not a Samsung exclusive feature like the first one.

If your Samsung device has a Home Button then you can also use that alongside the Power Button (Again, press and hold both simultaneously for about 3secs) to take a screenshot. Using the buttons is also a good and accurate way to take a screenshot.

How To Screenshot On Samsung Devices with S PEN

This third option is only applicable to Samsung Galaxy Note devices that come with an S Pen and as such won’t work on other Samsung Galaxy devices without the S Pen. Simply follow the steps below to take a screenshot using an S Pen.

  1. ¬†Pull up the Air Command option and Select “Screen Write” from the options.
  2. Your display will immediately flash and the screenshot will be taken.
  3. After that, you’ll be taken to the editing page where you get to edit your screenshot by cropping, changing the colour etc.
  4. You can then save the screenshot and voila. Your screenshot has been taken and saved.


These are the major ways to take screenshots on your Samsung devices. You can also pull up Bixby if your Samsung device has the voice-enabled assistant or use Google assistant to take a screenshot. Simply pull up the assistant and ask it to take a screenshot. Personally, I don’t use this method that often as I feel there are other simpler methods. Don’t understand this article or need more clarification? Feel free to let us know in the comment section down below.

Obodo David
Obodo David
Obodo David is a senior writer at He likes all things tech but has a keen interest in the mobile segment of things. If he isn't following up on the latest smartphone trends, he is most likely playing mobile games or catching up with his favorite Tv shows.Mobile Gamer || TechLover || Android Soldier || Phone Geek || Future PC Gamer


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