Take Screenshots on the Samsung Galaxy S7
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How to Take Screenshots on the Samsung Galaxy S7 (3 Methods)

If you’re not sure about how to capture screenshots on your Galaxy S7, we’ve prepared a list that will discuss the various methods to do so. It’s familiar enough if you’ve owned a Galaxy device in the past, but it’s only easy if you know how.

If you’ve switched from the iPhone or a different brand, (or you just need a refresher) here’s a guide showing you what to do in simple steps.

Also, be sure to check our article on Android Screenshot!

Let’s get started with the most obvious method.

Method 1: Button Combinations

This is an easy method, which will allow you to take a screenshot using a combination of the physical buttons found on the device.

To take a screenshot with the buttons;

Have the image that you want to capture ready.

Press and hold the Power and Home buttons for a couple of seconds.

You’ll hear the shutter sound when it captures the image.

You can find the image located in the gallery app on your device.

Method 2: Using Gestures

Gestures haven’t taken off in the way Samsung would have liked, but they still offer another way to take screenshots on your device if you don’t like traditional methods.

(These gestures are enabled by default, so you won’t have to do anything to get them working.)

Have the image that you want to capture ready.

Swipe your entire hand across the device in either direction. (Check the image below if you’re unsure of what to do.)

Palm swipe

You’ll hear the shutter sound when it captures the image.

You can find the image located in the gallery app on your device.

If you find yourself struggling, remember that gestures can take some getting used to.

Method 3: Scrolling Screenshots

This is a newer feature which allows for longer screenshots, hence the name.

To start a scrolling screenshot;

Tap Capture more to begin a scrolling screenshot.

Keep tapping until you’ve finished getting as much as you need.

You can find the image located in the gallery app on your device.

It might take a bit of getting used to, but it’s nice to have more options.

Conclusion

The Samsung Galaxy S7 is one of the hottest devices at the moment, but what’s the point if you can’t even get the phone to take screenshots?

Hopefully, you should now have a better idea of what you need to do. If you want even more from your device, we strongly advise checking out our list with 25 tips, tricks and hacks for the Galaxy S7.

If we’ve missed an easy way to take screenshots, or you have questions about the device or one of the methods on this list, let us know in the comments below or you can contact us via Facebook or Twitter.

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2 Comments

  1. I love the gestures option and that is all I ever use to capture a screen shot. One of the many ways Android is superior to the iPhone inn my opinion!

    1. Hi Joyce,
      The option is great, isn´t it? I completely agree on Android being better, but you can count on a disagreement here and there. Thanks for commenting. =-)

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