The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge have been on the market for a few months now, and we’re constantly getting questions from their owners. A simple task that is constantly asked is to take a screenshot. This quick guide will explain how to take a screenshot on Galaxy S6.
Launched in April, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are two excellent smartphones with a beautiful design, stunning big screen, and a new bigger home button with an improved built-in fingerprint scanner. This home button is one of the keys you have to press to take a screenshot.
This is an old trick, but one that many consumers want to learn right away and start enjoying on their new phone. The Galaxy S6 screenshot function can be done in two different ways, one that has been the same for years and the other that comes with the Galaxy S4. A few buttons or swipes on the wrist are all it takes, so read on to learn how.
Anyone who has used a Samsung Galaxy device in the past few years will be right at home and probably won’t even have to look up how. However, if you are an Android convert leaving iPhone or a previous Android smartphone, below are a few simple steps you should take to capture and save a screenshot.
For those who are confused. A screenshot (or screenshot, screenshot) is essentially what our smartphones capture and save on the screen. This can then be edited or cropped to get exactly what you want, making it extremely useful for a variety of uses.
Now as we said above, it’s ridiculously easy to save screenshots on Samsung smartphones. All you have to do is hold down both the power button + home button at the same time. Briefly press and release both buttons; You will see and hear the screenshot. This much. The phone saves what is viewed and can be accessed from the gallery. From here, users can share however they want, switch to edit mode and crop everything and easily share things with their friends or family.
However, although I find myself using the above method the most, there is a second method that is even easier technically. Samsung has neat gestures with the Galaxy S6, and they work too. A simple swipe of the edge of your hand across the entire screen will also capture a screenshot. You probably did this by accident and didn’t know how, but it’s a feature. See the image below for an idea of what we mean.
Users can go to settings > device > gesture controls and make sure the “Palm swipe” gesture is enabled. Once you’ve done that, simply swipe the edge of your hand from the front of the screen and it will take a screenshot. Make sure your hand is touching the screen the entire time, swipe and it will record whatever is on the screen.
It works both ways and it may take a few tries before you master the technique. Once understood, owners can capture a copy of the screen in seconds and share it with ease.
The screenshot will be in the notification popup bar and you can tap and share from there right away. But if you swipe and need it later, these images can be found in the app drawer in the gallery app or Samsung’s “My Files” app.
If you find that you accidentally took a screenshot or don’t want to use the palm swipe method, here’s how to turn it off. Settings > Device > Gestures and gestures > Palm Swipe to Capture > and toggle the toggle switch.
Screenshots are very useful and something I use on a daily basis. This is all the owners need to know. Press and release power and home at the same time, or use the palm motion gesture detailed above. It’s that easy and only takes a few seconds.