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How to take a screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S5, S6 or S7

When you’re doing it on your PC, it’s really simple: you press Print Screen on your keyboard, open Paint, paste the image, then save it. And voila, your screenshot is ready. But what if you want to do it on your phone?

Whether you want to take a screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S5 or even newer models, like Galaxy S6 or S7, you need to follow a few simple steps. Then, you will see the image in your phone’s gallery, from where you can do everything you want with it, like share it or edit it.

Therefore, without much further ado, let’s see how you can take screenshots on some of Samsung’s most recent flagships!

How to take a screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S5, S6 or S7 using the buttons

The most used method of doing this is by pressing a few of the phone’s hardware buttons at the same time.

  • Go to the app, image, video or anything you want to capture a screenshot from
  • Press the Power Button and the Home Button at the same time, for 1-2 seconds
  • You will see a white flash around the phone’s screen and hear a camera shutter sound. This means that the screenshot was successfully taken
  • Open the Gallery and you should see a Screenshots folder. Here you can find your latest screenshot

How to take a screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S5, S6 or S7 using a swipe

Additionally, you can use another method to do this as well. Specifically, we’re talking about swiping your palm on the display in order to take a capture. However, this method needs to be enabled, first, in order to use it properly.

  • Go to Settings > Motions and Gestures
  • Check the Palm swipe to capture option
  • Go to the app, image, video or anything you want to capture a screenshot from
  • Swipe the edge of your hand from the right side to another of the screen. Make sure you cover the entire width of the screen
  • You will see a white frame flashing on this screen and hear a camera shutter sound. This means that the screenshot was successfully taken
  • Check out the screenshot you’ve just taken, in the Screenshots folder

As for the Samsung Galaxy S6 or S7, you can use exactly the same methods in order to take a screenshot, whether we’re talking about the regular versions or Edge ones. Things do change when it comes to the Galaxy S8 or S9 since these don’t have a Home Button anymore, but we’ll get to this in another guide.

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