How To Take A Screenshot With A Samsung Galaxy S21

By | December 16, 2021


How To Take A Screenshot With A Samsung Galaxy S21

If you recently purchased a Samsung Galaxy S21 and haven’t figured out how to take a screenshot the below methods will help you master the task in no time.
There are two methods available to you, it just depends on which one you prefer. It is also useful to know both methods in case your phone buttons or screen become damaged allowing you to use the alternate or second method not currently being used.

The methods below will also work on a Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus and Ultra.

There is also a video at the bottom of this post showing a video walk-through of how to complete both methods.

How To Take A Screenshot With A Samsung Galaxy S21

  • Method #1: Using The Phones Buttons
    1. Press the volume down and power button at the same time
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    3. Screen Recorder will appear at the bottom of the screen
    4. You should see a flash but if you miss it, you will also know your screenshot was taken if you see the screen recorder at the bottom of the screen.
      Here you can review, edit and delete the screenshot prior to saving it in your gallery.
      How To Take A Screenshot With A Samsung Galaxy S21

  • Method #2: Palm Swipe
    1. Select Settings
    2. For the palm swipe method we are going to turn on the setting to enable this feature.
      How To Take A Screenshot With A Samsung Galaxy S21

    3. Select Advanced features
    4. How To Take A Screenshot With A Samsung Galaxy S21

    5. Select Motions and gestures
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    7. Turn on Palm swipe to capture
    8. Pick the item you want to screenshot and with your palm held sideways, like you are going to shake someone’s hand, move it across the screen. You should see the flash and the screen recorder at the bottom of the screen.
      How To Take A Screenshot With A Samsung Galaxy S21

    9. Find Screenshots in the Gallery app
    10. All screenshots are saved and stored in your Gallery automatically. You can review your past screenshots anytime by opening up the app.
      How To Take A Screenshot With A Samsung Galaxy S21

Summary
Using the screenshot option available on your phone can be used for various reasons. It is a convenient way to save a post, photo, website, movie, or song title, just to name a few. It is also nice to have the option to choose between using the phone’s buttons or the palm swipe. If you have issues with fine motor skills the palm swipe makes it easy for you, as you don’t need to use the phone’s buttons. If you find the palm swipe feature is not working first try and restart your phone. If that does not work you can do a hard factory reset to see if it fixes the issue. Keep in mind if do a hard reset it will erase all user data.

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