How to Take a Screenshot on Samsung Galaxy Phones [with Scrolling Screenshot]

Samsung Galaxy phones run on Samsung’s own custom operating system called One UI. A user interface has all the basic features and many advanced features. Speaking of basic functions, a must-have feature is an option to take screenshots. And there is not one but many ways to take a screenshot on Galaxy phones. Here are the best ways to take a screenshot on Samsung Galaxy phones.

Since all Samsung phones run on the same operating system and have the same user interface, the screenshot methods are also similar. There are different methods for foldable phones that you can read about here. And here we are going to share the methods applicable to all Samsung Galaxy phones.

Reasons to Take Screenshots

Knowing how to take a screenshot is important for any phone you own, not just Samsung. Screenshots are the easiest way to capture important details while browsing on your phone. And when you see a funny meme and want to share it with your friends or family, you can always take a screenshot and share it.

Knowing the different ways to take a screenshot gives you the option to use the easiest method in different situations, like using shortcut buttons when you don’t want to risk touching the screen or using swipes gestures if the hardware buttons don’t work. .

Take a screenshot on Samsung with buttons

If you have a Samsung phone and want to take a screenshot without touching or dragging, the best option is to use the side keys. If you have both hands free, the easiest way is to use the side key shortcut to take a screenshot. All the latest Samsung phones follow the same hotkey combination. So here is the step by step guide.

  1. First, navigate to the page you want to get.
  2. Now press Low volume and power keys together.
  3. This will capture the screen and show more options below.
  4. If you want to edit the screenshot further, you can use the tools below.
    How to Take a Screenshot on a Samsung Phone
  5. Wait 1-2 seconds or touch the screen and the toolbar will disappear if you don’t want to edit the screenshot.

So here’s how to take screenshots on Samsung using the side keys. Now let’s move on to the second method.

Take a screenshot on Samsung with gestures

If you don’t want or can’t use keyboard shortcuts for screenshots, you can use gestures. Like other phones, Samsung phones also have gesture shortcuts for screenshots. Unfortunately, it’s a little trickier than the three-finger gesture we see on other phones. Let’s see how this move works with Samsung.

  1. First, enable the gesture by going to Settings > Advanced Features > Motions & Gestures > Swipe Palm to Capture.
    How to Take a Screenshot on a Samsung Phone
  2. Now open the page you want to get.
  3. Once you’re on the page, swipe your palm across the screen to get it.
  4. After the screenshot, you will see a toolbar at the bottom that you can use to edit or share the screenshot.

Take a screenshot on Samsung using the Edge Panel

Samsung’s popular Edge panel contains shortcuts to various functions such as apps, tools, tasks, and more. You can also use the Edge panel to take a screenshot on a Samsung phone. Here are the steps.

  1. Open Settings on your phone and select Display.
  2. Under Open Display Side panels.
  3. Enable side panel from toggle. And choose Panels.
    How to Take a Screenshot on a Samsung Phone
  4. In Panels, select Task, you can deselect the Applications section or you can keep both applications and tasks selected.
    How to Take a Screenshot on a Samsung Phone
  5. Open the page you want to get.
  6. There will be an edge bar on the right side, drag it to the left to expand it.
  7. This will open the task panel where you will see the Take screenshots option, tap it.
    How to Take a Screenshot on a Samsung Phone
  8. When you tap the option, the screenshot will be taken.

So here’s how to take screenshots on any Samsung phone. And if you want to take a scrolling screenshot or a long screenshot, you can follow the following method.

How to Take Long Screenshots on Samsung Phones

Long screenshots span multiple pages. You can tell it’s a composite of several screenshots. If there is a page that cannot be captured in a screenshot (such as a webpage), you can take a long screenshot, also known as a scrolling screenshot. Here’s how to take a long screenshot on Samsung.

  1. Open the page you want to capture and take a screenshot using one of the methods provided.
  2. After taking the screenshot, you will see a toolbar below.
  3. There will be a first icon with two down arrows. It only appears where you can take a long screenshot.
    How to Take a Screenshot on a Samsung Phone
  4. Tap the icon to take a scrolling screenshot. You have to press it until it gets all the pages you want to get.
  5. And when done, tap the screenshot or other place.

This is how you can take a long screenshot on Samsung Galaxy phones. Now let’s look at some other screenshot related information that you might want to know.

How to disable the toolbar

The toolbar that appears after taking a screenshot can be annoying at times, so if you want to disable it, you can do that. Well, if you turn it off, you won’t be able to edit the screenshot immediately or take a long screenshot.

  1. Open Settings on your Samsung Galaxy phone.
  2. Now go to Advanced Features > Screenshots and Screen Recorder.
    How to Take a Screenshot on a Samsung Phone
  3. Under the screenshots, you will find the option “Show toolbar after capture”. Kill it.
  4. Now when you take a screenshot, you won’t see the toolbar.

You can still enable it whenever you want by following the same steps.

How to change the format of screenshots

Screenshots taken are usually saved in JPEG format. But you can also change the screenshot format to PNG. JPG takes less space but PNG takes more storage. Here’s how to change the format.

  1. On your phone, go to Settings > Advanced features.
  2. Now go to Screenshots and Screen Recorder.
  3. Under Screenshots, tap Format and tap PNG.
    How to Take a Screenshot on a Samsung Phone
  4. If you take a screenshot now, it will be saved in PNG format.

How to Access Screenshots on Samsung Phones

Here’s another screenshot related guide you might want to know. All the screenshots you take on your phone are organized in one place. So it’s easy to find all the screenshots you’ve taken.

To see all the screenshots, open the Gallery on your Samsung phone. Find the Screenshots folder and open it. This will open all the screenshots you have taken on your phone.

So that’s all about how to take a screenshot on Samsung phones. I hope all your questions are clear about the screenshot feature. If you have any questions, let us know in the comment section.

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