How To Screenshot on Samsung Tablet (Old Gen, New Gen, Gestures)

Three different ways to capture that Samsung tablet screen

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As today’s touch screen devices have essentially rendered buttons obsolete, it has made simple tasks of old like taking a screenshot require different steps for completion. This is the case with Samsung tablets as the company has followed that same trend of removing any front-facing buttons and instead, providing users with a full-screen experience.

In this article, we’ll run you through how to screenshot on Samsung tablets so that you can take a snap of your screen whenever you want without fumbling around with different side buttons to get to the endpoint. We’ll also take you through the steps you need to follow if you have an older generation Samsung tablet just in case you do have a front-facing button. And finally, there’s a third super-secret way of Samsung tablet screenshotting which we’ll spill the beans on also.

How To Screenshot on Samsung Tablet

As we’ve stated, we’ll be talking through both methods of how to screenshot on Samsung tablets new and old. Let’s get into it.

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How To Screenshot on Samsung Tablet - Newer Generation

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So, if you have a newer generation Samsung tablet that doesn’t have a front-facing button, the more traditional route to screenshot has vanished. Don’t fret though, it’s still a quick and easy process. Here’s how.

STEP
1

Press and hold Power and Volume Down keys

Locate the Power and Volume Down keys which are placed on the side of your Samsung Tablet. Press and hold these simultaneously.

STEP
2

Wait for the screen to have a highlighted border

Wait a short amount of time and a white border will flash around the edges of the screen. This indicates that a screenshot will have been taken.

2

How To Screenshot on Samsung Tablet - Older Generation

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If you’re an older generation Samsung tablet owner, you will have a front-facing button on your device. This will allow you to use the traditional method of screenshotting utilizing that button and the side inputs together. Let’s take you through the steps.

STEP
1

Press and hold Power and Home buttons

Locate the Power and Home buttons which are placed on the side of your Samsung Tablet. Press and hold these simultaneously.

STEP
2

Wait for the screen to have a highlighted border

Wait a short amount of time and a white border will flash around the edges of the screen. This indicates that a screenshot will have been taken.

3

How To Screenshot on Samsung Tablet via Gestures

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Finally, if either of the above methods aren’t for you, you can in fact use a gesture to take a screenshot on your Samsung tablet. While users tend to stay away from gestures as they are somewhat hard to do correctly time and time again, taking a screenshot using this route is an easy process.

STEP
1

Open up your app drawer

Open your app drawer to view all your available apps.

STEP
2

Click the Settings app

Locate the settings app and press on it.

STEP
3

Move to Advanced Settings

Delve deeper into settings by entering Advanced Settings.

STEP
4

Enter the Motions and gestures section

Locate the Motions and gestures section and go into it.

STEP
5

Locate the Palm swipe to capture feature and turn it on

Find the Palm swipe to capture option and turn it on to enable this gesture for screenshotting on your Samsung tablet.

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