It is easy to take a picture of the screen of your Android phone and there are all sorts of situations where a screenshot can come in handy, whether you want to share your home screen with friends or get a photo proof of your latest high score. 19659002] This guide covers the latest Samsung Galaxy S20 and Note 10 Plus, but previous models will follow similar procedures. We've also included a guide to take a screenshot of all other devices using the most up-to-date Android 10 software, for the older Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
How to take a screenshot on a Galaxy device by dragging the screen
Taking a screenshot on the Galaxy Note 10 Plus – or just about any other Galaxy phone – can be done with one hand swipe!
- Place your hand vertically on either side of the screen and shape the one that you are the karate-hacking phone.
- Drag horizontally across the screen one as your hand is a photo scanner.
- You should feel a vibration, see an animation of the screenshot illuminate the screen and get a message that an image has been saved in the gallery.
- It may take a few tries, but practice makes perfect sense.
This technology works with Samsung phones that came out after 2013 including the Galaxy S4.
How to check if & # 39; Palm swipe to capture & # 39; is enabled on your Galaxy
If you cannot make it work, you may need to enable the sweep function in Settings. The following is demonstrated on a device running Android 10, so older models can show little variation.
- Open Settings> Advanced Features > Motion and gestures.
- Select Palm sweep to catch box.
- Close the menu and find the screen you want to capture.
How to take a screenshot using a shortcut of the buttons
Not everyone is a fan of gesture controls. Thankfully, most Android phones offer a more tactile method of capturing a screenshot.
- Press Power and Home buttons at the same time.
- Hold both buttons for one second until you feel a vibration or a visual that indicates an image has been taken.
- It can be difficult to get it right. You must hold the Power button slightly before pressing the Home button and then hold them both.
This technology works with almost all Samsung phones that have a front Home button.
If you have a Galaxy S20, Galaxy S10 or Galaxy Note 10 that does not have a physical home button, the key combination is a little different:
- Press and hold Power and Volume down buttons at the same time.
- Hold both buttons for one second until you hear a shutter sound or see a picture indicating that a picture has been taken.
- You must hold down the Power button slightly before pressing the Volume down button, then hold down both.
How to take a screenshot on a note using the S Pen
This technology is available on the Galaxy Note 10 Plus and other Samsung devices with an S pen. To take a screenshot this way, you need to open the Air Command menu, which you can do by dragging out the S Pen or by holding the pen across the screen and clicking the button on it.
- Select Screen Capture from the Air Command options to take a screenshot.
- You can then write notes on top of the image. There are options in the upper toolbar to change your pen color and size if you want to get creative. You can also delete or undo strokes and there is an option Crop at the bottom.
- When you are finished, press Share or Save to the bottom.
How to take a screenshot on another Android device
Taking a screenshot on another Android phone or tablet – as in one that is not a Samsung device – is also quite simple. The method varies slightly from one model to another, but the following method should work on all non-Samsung Android phones running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich or later.
- Press Power Button and ] Volume Button simultaneously.
- Hold them down until you hear an audible click or a screen sound. You should also see a small recording animation.
- You will be notified that the screenshot has been taken and that you can share or delete it.
- By default, your screenshots are saved in your Photos or Gallery app in a separate Screenshots folder.
In Android 10, you can also press and hold the Power button to get a Screenshot option to appear on the screen. If you choose to edit the screenshot from the notification area, you will also find that you can select it, which is perfect if you want to select something specific.
For old Android phones, such as those running 2.3 gingerbread, have to go to the Google Play Store, where there are several apps that take a screenshot on your behalf. Screenshot Easy is a popular choice but may require you to root your phone. You can also watch No Root Screenshot It if you do not want to root your device.
We also have a dedicated guide for taking a screenshot on a Google Pixel device.