One of the most useful utility features found in modern smartphones is the screenshot function. A screenshot, also known as screen capture, is an image taken of what is displayed on a computer, smartphone, or tablet screen.
In modern smartphones, a screenshot can be taken to capture a moment, save information, share with others, or document a problem. And Samsung’s Galaxy A51 variant also has the same function. In this article, we will show you how to take and make use of screenshots on the Galaxy A52 smartphone. Keep reading for more detailed instructions.
Taking screenshots in Samsung Galaxy smartphones can be carried out using various methods including physical buttons, gestures and voice commands. Here’s how each of these methods works on the Galaxy A51.
Method 1: Physical Buttons
The most common (traditional) way to take a screenshot on Samsung Galaxy A51 is by using the physical buttons.
To do this, follow these steps:
- Navigate to the screen that you want to capture.
- Once you’re in the desired screen, press and hold the Volume Down button and the Power button simultaneously.
You will hear a camera shutter sound and see a visual animation on the screen indicating that a screenshot has been taken. The screenshot will be saved in the Gallery app, particularly in the Screenshots folder.
Method 2: Gestures
Modern smartphones are designed with touch screen technology that allows them to respond to taps and swiping gestures. The screen senses where it’s touched and the device does something in response.
Such technology is also embedded into the Galaxy A51 system. Having said that, you can also use gestures to take screenshots on this device. Here’s how it’s done:
- To begin, navigate to the screen that you want to capture.
- While in the desired screen, swipe your hand horizontally across the screen, starting from one edge of the screen and ending on the other edge
You will hear a camera shutter sound and see a visual animation on the screen indicating that a screenshot has been taken
The screenshot will be saved in the Gallery app
Method 3: Palm Swipe to Capture
Palm swipe is another advanced accessibility feature found in modern Samsung Galaxy devices including the Galaxy A51 smartphone.
With this feature enabled, you can take a screenshot by simply swiping the edge of your hand across the screen.
- To make use of this feature, navigate to your phone Settings and then search for and select Palm swipe to capture from the given options.
- Finally, tap to turn on the switch next to Palm swipe to capture.
- Alternatively, go to Settings-> Advanced features-> Palm swipe to capture menu then toggle the switch to turn the feature on.
By then, you should be all set to take a screenshot by navigating to the desired screen and then swiping the edge of your hand across your phone’s screen.
You will hear a camera shutter sound and see a visual animation on the screen indicating that a screenshot has been taken. The phone will then save the current screenshot in the Gallery app.
Method 4: Using Voice Commands (Bixby/Google Assistant)
Bixby Voice or Google Assistant are advanced voice input technology tools that are primarily designed to aid smartphone users, particularly those with special needs.
- Once activated, you can use your voice to take a screenshot on your phone. Just say, “Hey Bixby, take a screenshot” and Bixby will instantly capture what’s on your screen.
If you prefer to use Google Assistant to take screenshots, just say “Hey Google, take a screenshot” and the screenshot will be captured.
Common Uses of Screenshots
Screenshots are essential in modern days for several reasons as follows:
- Communication. Screenshots help people communicate more effectively by providing visual aids and allowing them to share information with others quickly and easily.
- Documentation. Screenshots can be used as proof of a conversation, transaction, or other online activity, making them a valuable tool for documenting important information.
- Troubleshooting technical problems. Screenshots can be used to diagnose and solve technical issues, allowing users to share error messages, system settings, and other relevant information with support personnel.
- Design and development. Screenshots can be used as references for designers and developers when creating websites, apps, or other digital products.
- Social media tool. Screenshots are often used on social media to share interesting or humorous content, to capture important moments, or to express opinions and reactions. Screenshots can be used to share information with others, such as sending a message, a social media post, or a webpage to a friend.
- Capturing memorable moments. Users can take screenshots of their phone screens to save important messages, photos, and videos.
- Saving information. Screenshots can be used to save information, such as directions, recipes, or shopping lists, for later reference.
Quick Tips for Taking the Best Screenshots
While modern Samsung phones are already known to produce decent screen captured images, there are still some tweaks that you can do to further enhance the quality of your screenshots. Just refer to these outlined tips for your reference:
- Make sure that the content you want to capture is visible on the screen
- Use a dark background for clear and sharp screenshots
- Use the Physical Buttons method for quick screenshots
- Use the Gestures method for quick and discreet screenshots
- Use the Palm Swipe to Capture method for easy and convenient screenshots
And that’s how you make the most of the Galaxy A51’s screenshot function to capture, save, share and document information on your device’s screens.