I use screenshots all the time when I’m arguing with my friends on WhatsApp. A picture can be worth 1000 words, and it’s hard for a picture to be wrong! Best of all, it’s free as long as you have an internet connection. If I want to show somebody a news story or a funny image, it’s often faster and easier to send them a screenshot rather than the link itself.
It might seem like a simple process, but a number of users have reported issues when taking screenshots with the latest version of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. There is more than one method to take a screenshot so, even if swiping your palm across the screen feels slightly counter-intuitive you have other options.
If you’re having problems taking screenshots on your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, check the following guide for tips and advice, as well as information about how to view, share and edit your images.
Related article: Android Screenshot
What are the different methods to take screenshots on the Galaxy S6 Edge?
Most Android phones take screenshots the same way, but they often use a different combination of buttons. For example, Nexus models tend to use Volume Up and Power, while Samsung prefers the combination of the Power button and the Home button.
There are two different methods to take a screenshot on the S6 Edge Plus:
Taking a Screenshot Method 1
The first is true to form for Samsung. To take a screenshot on the S6 Edge you should:
Step 1: Ensure that the screen is showing the image that you want to take a shot of.
Step 2: Hold the Power and Home buttons together.
Step 3: The device will make a notification sound if the process was completed correctly. (And notifications are enabled.)
Step 4: If this method isn’t working, it’s advisable to press the Power Button just before you press the Home button to take your screenshot, as it could just be a case of bad timing. (It can also take some getting used to when making the switch over from the iPhone.)
Step 5: If you’ve entered the Power Options, this means you have pressed the Power button too early.
Step 6: If you’re sent to the Home screen, this means that the Home button was pressed too early.
Taking a Screenshot Method 2
The second method involves swiping your palm across the screen from right to left, which probably isn’t as cool in practice as it sounded during the development phase. It’s a little unwieldy, but it does work.
Step 1: You may have to enable the feature first to complete the maneuver. Enable it by going to your Settings, and tapping the Motions and Gestures
Step 2: Make sure the Palm Swipe to Capture feature is enabled. There will be a switch in the top right-hand corner of the screen to toggle this.
Going back to my earlier point, sometimes a picture is just more useful. Here’s an image showing how you should swipe the device to capture a screenshot.
Though it might seem simple, you’re not alone if you’ve had problems trying to get your S6 Edge Plus to take screenshots. Users have taken to forums to ask for help, so checking a guide is pretty proactive. If you’re using your phone to read this, you could even take a screenshot so you’ll always remember!
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If you’re having separate issues with your Samsung Galaxy S6 here’s a troubleshooting guide that might be able to help out.
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