4 Ways to Take A Screenshot On Android Phone

The frequency of screenshots you need on your phone is amazing. Whether it’s capturing social media posts, winning pictures in games, or just an interesting expression package, knowing how to capture screenshots is crucial.
Fortunately, Android phones and tablets provide a variety of ways to use touch screens, side buttons, and even s pen screenshots.

How to use buttons to take screenshots on Android Phone

The easiest way to capture screenshots (shared by almost all modern Android phones) is to use the power and volume down buttons.

  1. Set the screen in the way you want to capture it.
  2. Press the volume down and power buttons at the same time, and press and hold them for one second until the screenshot is taken. You will see the screen blinking and slightly shrinking.

3. The screenshot toolbar will appear at the bottom of the screen for a few seconds. You can use the tools here to edit the image, but if you wait a moment, the screenshot will slide out of the screen and be saved to your photo application.

How to use palm swipe to take screenshots on Android phone

Android phones are famous for their slightly curved screens. This special screen allows you to perform common operations only with gestures – for example, screenshots.
This feature is called “palm swipe” and should be enabled by default. However, you can check by going to the settings application:

  1. Open the settings application and click Advanced features .
  2. Select Motions and gestures, and then make sure to turn on Palm swipe to capture .

When enabled, you can take screenshots with the palm of your hand.

  1. Put the content you want to capture on the screen.
  2. Place the edge of your palm on the edge of the device screen so that your little finger points to the long side of the phone.
  3. Slide your palm over the phone in a smooth motion. You can do this in either direction – right to left or left to right.

You will see the screen blink and zoom out, indicating that the screenshot has been successfully captured.

How to use Bixby to take screenshots on Android

Samsung’s personal assistant Bixby (similar to Apple’s Siri) can also take screenshots on your behalf.
Assuming you have set up Bixby, here is how to use it:

  1. Set your screen with the content you want to capture.
  2. Say, “Hey, Bixby, screenshot.”

Bixby will take screenshots and save the images in the gallery.

How to use smart select to capture part of Samsung screen

If you only want to capture specific parts of the screen rather than the entire screen, you can use the intelligent selection function. This allows you to crop screenshots before shooting, ensuring that you capture only important content.
To use intelligent selection, you need to enable the edge panel function.

  1. Open the setup application and click display, then click the edge screen.
  2. Click on the edge panel to view all available panel options.
  3. The first apps edge may have been enabled. Click smart select to open it.
  4. When you see the intelligent selection panel, click the tool you want, such as rectangle.
  5. Locate and adjust the size selected in the screenshot, and then click finish.
  6. When you are ready, click the Save button at the bottom of the screen (it is a down arrow) to save the selection to the gallery.

The smart selection panel allows you to capture only a portion of the screen.

If you are using Galaxy note8, you can also take out the s pen to activate the air command function, and then select smart selection from the menu that appears.