How to take a screenshot on a Samsung Galaxy Tablet [tutorial]

Capturing a screenshot for a Samsung Galaxy Tablet is fast and fun. Whether you’re a first time user of a Samsung Tablet or a seasoned Samsng Tablet fan, you should find this brief tutorial helpful.

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Method 1: How to take a screenshot on a Samsung Galaxy Tablet using hardware buttons

Taking a screenshot on your Samsung Galaxy Tablet is easy. The first method shown here takes advantage of the hardware keys — Power and Volume Down buttons. Here’s how:

  1. Prepare the screen or app screen that you want to capture.
  2. Press and hold the Power and Volume Down buttons at the same time.
  3. You’ll know if you’ve successfully captured the screen if there’s a white flash at the sides of the screen.

If your tablet happens to have a physical button, like the older models, another way to capture a screenshot is to press and hold the Power and Home keys simultaneously.

Method 2: How to take a screenshot on a Samsung Galaxy Tablet using Palm Swipe

The easier method to capture a screenshot on a Samsung Galaxy Tablet though is thru the use of Palm Swipe. First, you want to make sure that this feature is enabled. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Open Settings app.
  2. Type in “Palm swipe” in the search box on top to begin the search.
  3. Select “Palm swipe to capture.”
  4. Touch the slider to turn on Palm swipe to capture.
  5. To begin taking a screenshot, swipe your palm over the screen.
  6. If your phone is not set to silent mode, you should hear a camera shutter sound if you’ve successfully taken the screenshot.

How to view a screenshot image on a Samsung Galaxy Tablet

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 Samsung Galaxy Tablet

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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