Over the years, the process of taking screenshots had remained the same for Samsung smartphones until Galaxy S8 came along. No matter whether you’re new to the Samsung world with Galaxy S8 and S8+, or you’ve been a devoted Samsung fan, you’re going to take just less than a minute when it comes to screenshots. With the introduction of a fingerprint sensor on the back and a digital home button, the Home + Power button combo no longer works. So, how to take screenshots on Galaxy S8 and S8+?
Well, things are getting easier now for the Android world as Samsung is making use of the combo that every other Android device has been forever using. Follow our all-encompassing guide to get familiar with all the possible ways you can use to take screenshots on Galaxy S8 and its larger sibling S8 Plus. Let’s get started.
Take Screenshots on Galaxy S8 and S8+
The Traditional Way
This method works on every Android device out there and is the easiest one. Here’re the steps:
- Ensure the content you wish to capture is on the screen
- Press and hold the Power and Volume Down button at the same time
And you’re done! The screen is captured and saved in the ‘screenshots’ folder in the gallery.
Using Palm Swipe
The second method that Samsung offers to take screenshots on Galaxy S8+ and S8 is the one that’s been offered for the past few devices. Here’s how to use the palm gesture:
- Navigate to the content which you want to take a screenshot of
- Now, swipe your entire hand across the display from left to right
It’s worth notable that this is an advanced feature, so you can turn it off. Toggle it on/off by heading over to the Settings > Advanced Features > Palm swipe to capture option.
Using Scroll Capture
If you want to take a screenshot of long pages, use the scroll capture method. Here’s how to take a screenshot on Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus using the Scroll Capture feature:
- Navigate to the screen you want to capture
- Use the above-mentioned button or palm swipe method to take a screenshot
- You’ll see a preview and multiple options at the bottom of the screen
- Tap on the Scroll Capture option. You can also draw, crop, and share your screenshots with this menu
- Continue hitting the ‘Scroll Capture’ button to keep going down the page
That’s it! The feature is found in the Smart Capture section, which can be disabled. Toggle it on/off by navigating to the Settings > Advanced Features > Smart Capture section.
Using Galaxy S8 Smart Select
Take things to the new heights by using Galaxy S8 Smart Select. It makes it easier to create screenshots in the shape of squares and ovals. You can even put GIFs together and pin screen sections. To do so,
- Go to the display you want to take capture
- Launch the Edge Panel
- Slide left/right until you find the Smart Select section
- Select the shape you want to create – circle, rectangle, or oval
- You’ll return to the capture page with a frame making your selection. Reposition or resize the frame and hit the Done In case creating a GIF, tap on the Record button and then Stop when you’re done
There are some additional functions you can use. For instance, you can extract the text from screenshots. You can even draw something over them, share them, and much more.
Samsung Galaxy S8 offers you a wealth of options to take screenshots, but it also packed with other useful features. Explore its hidden features if you haven’t already.
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