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Screenshotting has turned from a niche feature on a few high-grade phones to becoming a heavily used component for the majority of mobile devices.
It is the easiest way to quickly show someone a picture, message, or simply just a funny gif without the hassle of saving or downloading.
While screenshotting works in exactly the same way across all devices, the actual method for doing it is slightly different for each.
Samsung phones, for example, have much of the same compartments and features as an iPhone, but going about using these features can be a bit confusing for someone who has just bought a new phone, or is new to phones in general and has just picked up one of the Samsung variations.
Different Samsung models come in various designs, so to ensure you know how to screenshot for your specific phone or tablet, below is a step-by-step guide on how to screenshot for Samsung smartphones.
Some older Samsung models will have a big wide home button at the bottom of the phone used for opening the phone, but also for screenshotting. If you have this type of model, keep reading to learn how to screenshot.
Choose What To Screenshot
First, pull up what it is you want to screenshot on your phone, this can be a picture, message, announcement or whatever you like.
Hold Power And Home Key
Next, hold down both the home and power buttons together for 2 seconds.
The home key is the wide button at the bottom of the phone and the power will be located to the right of the screen near the middle.
If you have screenshotted successfully the screen will flash and your snap will be saved into your photos.
Volume And Power
Some newer Samsung models will be fitted with the volume and power buttons near each other on the right hand side.
If this is the case with your phone and there is no wide home button, this is how you can screenshot.
Firstly bring up the thing you want to screenshot onto your screen ready.
Push The Volume And Power
Next, simply press in the power and volume button to take a screenshot.
Unlike Samsung phones with a home button, it is important to only briefly push in both buttons here as holding them down will open the power menu.
The screen will flash after you press the buttons to let you know the screen has been saved.
Many new Samsung will have a Bixby button on the left side which moves the buttons around and makes screenshotting a bit different.
Press And Hold Volume And Power
Just like before, when you want to screenshot hold down the volume and power.
These will not be on the right hand side this time however, the volume will be on the left and the power on the right.
Also make sure for this method to hold down the buttons for a few seconds rather than tap.
Confirmation of a successful screenshot will come from the screen quickly flashing when you are done.
While it can seem unnecessary and potentially complicated at first, screenshotting on Samsung devices is extremely easy when you know how, so be sure to try it out whenever you see something you want to share in an instant and don’t want to go through the hassle of saving and then sending it.