The screen on your Samsung Galaxy phone or tablet displays lots of fascinating information, from videos to messages to images. You can easily capture this content and save it on your device for future reference or sharing with others. Capturing screenshots is a simple process that differs slightly depending on your Samsung device model. You can also use Bixby, Samsung’s personal assistant, to take a screenshot for you.
Generally, capturing a screenshot on your Galaxy device requires pressing and holding the power button and the volume down button simultaneously. This will create a picture of your current screen display and save it to the Gallery app or notification panel. You can view and edit this image by opening the Gallery app, going to Albums > Screenshots and selecting a screenshot.
Some Galaxy devices offer an alternative way to take a screenshot, using the Touch Sensitive button or the Assistant Menu. To access the Assistant Menu, open the Settings app and tap Accessibility > Interaction and Dexterity. Once activated, a floating button with a 4-box icon will appear on the bottom of the screen when you press it.
Some Galaxy devices also support long screenshots, allowing you to capture the contents of lengthy pages or chat conversations without having to take multiple screenshots. To use this feature, enable the Scroll Capture button (looks like a box with two downward-pointing arrows) through the Assistant Menu or by using the Edge panel handle (looks like a gray transparent tab on the right or left edge of your Galaxy device). Once the long screenshot has been taken, a visual motion or sound will play to indicate that the snapshot has been captured and saved to the Gallery app or notification panel.