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How To Take A Screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S8

by TsarApril 16, 2019

Taking a screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S8 is effortless. Even You do not need to use or install any additional application on your Samsung phone. You can capture a screenshot on this Samsung smartphone via two methods. The first by using its hardware keys. The second by Swiping the Screen (Palm Swipe to Capture).

How To Take A Screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S8 using its Hardware Keys:

1- Get the content you want to capture ready on your phone’s screen (webpage, Game score, WhatsApp chat…etc).

2- Press and hold the Power and Volume Down Keys at the same time for about 2 seconds. You’ll hear the camera shutter sound and see a short flashing animation on the phone’s screen.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Hardware Keys

3- The operating system of your phone saves the captured screenshot in the Screenshots folder. To see the screenshot photo go to Gallery App > Screenshots. Alternatively, you can use My Files app to open the Screenshots folder.

4- Once you find the screenshot photo, You can share it with your friends and family via any Social application, Email, Or send it to another device via a Bluetooth or WiFi connection. Alternatively, any sharing options available on your Samsung Galaxy device.

How To Take A Screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S8 by Swiping the Screen:

1- First you have to check if the “Palm Swipe to Capture” feature is enabled on your Galaxy S8. Go to Settings > Advanced Features > Motions and gestures and make sure it is enabled.

Enable Palm Swipe to Capture

2- Get the content you want to capture ready on your phone’s screen (webpage, Game score, WhatsApp chat…etc).

3- Place the side of the Palm of your hand on the edge of your phone’s screen.

4- Swipe your hand Horizontally from this edge to the other one. However, Keep your palm’s side touching the screen. You’ll hear the camera shutter sound and see a short flashing animation on the phone’s screen.

Swipe to take a screenshot

5- The operating system of your Samsung device saves the captured screenshot in the Screenshots folder. To see the screenshot photo go to Gallery App > Screenshots. Alternatively, you can use My Files app to open the Screenshots folder.

6- Once you find the screenshot photo, You can share it with your friends and family via any Social application, Email, Or send it to another device via a Bluetooth or WiFi connection. Alternatively, any sharing options available on your Samsung Galaxy S8.

Notices:

  • The resolution of the captured screenshots is the same as your Samsung device screen resolution. The Samsung Galaxy S8 has QHD+ display with 1440 x 2960 Pixels resolution.
  • You can edit the screenshot photos the same way you do with any other photos and images.

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