Take Screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S8/S7

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2 Ways to Take A Screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S8/S7

There are many situations that you want a screenshot come in handy, for example, you want to share your home screen with your friends, or you just want to keep a pictorial proof of your latest high score. The methods of taking a snapshot of your Android phone's screen are vary from different phone brands and models. This guide uses the Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 Plus, S7, S7 Edge as examples, to tell you how to take screenshots on Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S7.

Tips: If you are an iPhone user, you can click to learn how to take screenshots on iPhone.

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Method 1: Take A Snapshot of Samsung Galaxy S8/S7 by Swiping the Screen

Taking a screenshot on the Galaxy S8/S7 and other Samsung Galaxy series with a swipe of your hand is quite simple:

1. Put your hand on either side of the phone screen vertically, and shape it like you are karate chopping the phone.

2. Horizontally swipe across the screen like your hand is a photo scanner.

3. You will hear the camera shutter and see a screenshot move across the screen. Then, a notification will pop up, telling you that a picture has been saved to the gallery.

This method works with almost all Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy Note. But if this method is useless for you, may be because you haven't enabled the swipe feature in Settings. And you should enable it by doing like this:

1. Open Settings > Motions and gestures (in the Motion category).

2. Tick the Palm swipe to capture box.

3. Close the menu and find the screen you want to capture.

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Tips: If you accidentally deleted important screenshots from your Android phone, you can learn how to recover lost screenshots from Android devices.

Method 2. Take A Screenshot on Galaxy S8/S7 Using A Button Shortcut

If you don't like gesture controls. Don't worry, most Android phones offer a more tactile method for capturing a screenshot - using a button shortcut.

1. Press the Power and Home buttons at the same time.

2. Hold both buttons for a second, until you hear a camera shutter or see a notification indicating a picture has been taken.

3. Please note that you need to hold the Power button slightly before pressing the Home button, then hold them both down.

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Well, we know that Galaxy S8/S8 Plus doesn’t have a physical Home button, then the key combination is a little different:

1. Press and hold the Power and Volume down buttons at the same time.

2. Hold both buttons for a second, until you hear a camera shutter or see a notification indicating a picture has been taken.

3. You should also note that you need to hold the Power button slightly before pressing the Volume down button, then hold them both down.

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