How to screenshot on a Galaxy S7 / S7 edge

Wondering how to capture a screenshot on your Galaxy S7 or S7 edge? This post is for you.

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How to screenshot on a Galaxy S7 / S7 edge

There are three ways to capture the screen of a Galaxy S7 / S7 edge.

Method 1: Screenshot using hardware keys

This is the simplest of the three methods. Follow the steps below to do it:

  1. Prepare the screen or app screen you want to capture.
  2. Press and hold the Home button and the Power button simultaneously. If you don’t succeed at first try, try to press the same buttons again at the same time. Once you hear the camera shutter sound, that’s the cue that you’ve captured the screen successfully. There will also be a short flashing animation that will displayed immediately after taking a screenshot.
  3. If you want view the captured image later, simply go the Gallery app.
  4. If you need to find the screenshots from a command line or through the Android File Transfer tool, they’ll be in /pictures/screenshots.

Method 2: Screenshot by swiping the screen

Another convenient way to capture a screenshot on your Galaxy S7 / S7 edge, we suggest that you use Palm Swipe. This method looks cooler than pressing the hardware keys but you need to enable the feature first. Below are the exact steps to enable Palm Swipe:

  1. Open Settings app.
  2. Scroll down to “Motion” and choose “Motions and gestures.”
  3. Tap “Palm swipe to capture.”
  4. Hit the toggle button from on to off.

Once Palm Swipe is enabled, follow these steps to take screenshots:

  1. Tilt your hand to the side a little, so your thumb is pointing away from the screen.
  2. Swipe your entire hand across the screen in either direction — left to right or right to left, it’s your call.

Method 3: Use the scrolling screenshot

This is a more complicated way to capture your S7 or S7 edge screen but it can be useful in one particular situation — when trying to capture things that goes beyond the first page on your screen. If you want to capture a web page that extends beyond the screen that you can see, scrolling screenshot comes handy. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Take a screenshot, as before.
  2. Tap the “Capture more” option to scroll down and grab more of the screen.
  3. Keep on tapping until you’ve got what you need.

Images captured by Scrolling screenshot are usually large file size. If you want to use this type of screenshot, be mindful of the possible storage requirements.

How to view a screenshot image on a Galaxy S7 / S7 edge

There are two ways to view your captured screenshots. The first one is through the Notification panel. Simply swipe down on the screen to pull down the Notification panel,  and then touch Smart capture notification.

The other way to view your screenshots is by using the Gallery app. Here’s how:

  1. Open Gallery app.
  2. Select Albums tab.
  3. Select Screenshots.

How to share a screenshot image on a Galaxy S7 / S7 edge

Because there are two ways to view screenshots on your Samsung Galaxy Tablet, there are also two ways to share them.

To share a screenshot right after taking it, swipe down the Notification panel and swipe down Smart capture. Then, tap on SHARE and select the one of the sharing options.

The other way to share a screenshot is by going to your Gallery app> Albums tab> Screenshots. Once you’ve selected the image you want to share, simply tap on SHARE.and select the one of the sharing options.


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