Like just about every Android device, taking a screenshot on the Samsung Galaxy S7 is easy, but there’s more than one way to get the job done. It’s purely preference which method you use, so don’t worry about which way is better they all accomplish the same task: taking a screen shot. You’ll find each method below.
Using physical buttons
Using physical buttons is arguably the toughest way to take a screen shot. It’s all about timing and for whatever reason, some folks just aren’t good at. It might take some practice to nail but once you get the hang of it, it becomes 2nd nature. Here’s the process:
- Press and hold the power + home key buttons simultaneously
- Wait for screenshot animation/sound
- Tap on “Screenshot taken” notification to share, favorite, delete, or edit your screen shot
Using gestures (wave your hand)
The software on the Samsung Galaxy S7 is chock full of features. One of those is the ability to use to gestures to activate functions like, you guessed it — taking a screen shot. Here’s how you turn it on.
- Open the Settings app
- Scroll down and select Advanced features
- Enable Palm swipe to capture
- Take a screen shot by swiping the edge of your hand from one side of the phone to the other, keeping constant contact with the screen
Using Google Now
In Android Marshmallow, Google added a handy way to take a screen shot on all devices and it’s as simple as opening the Google Now app. There are rumors that this could change in later versions of Android and/or versions of the app, so don’t freak out if you this is broken down the road. At the time of writing, it works. Here’s how you do it.
- Long press on the home button
- Select the share icon in the bottom left corner
- Wait for the screen shot animation
Using Smart capture
Another handy feature found on the Galaxy S7 for capturing screenshots is something they call Smart capture. This feature allows you to capture not only the screen, but all the scrollable content as well (an entire web page for instance). Here’s how you can turn it on.
- Open the Settings app
- Select Advanced features
- Enable Smart capture
Capture a screenshot and choose one of the following options:
- Capture more – Capture more content that continues across multiple screens, such as a
web page. The screen will automatically scroll down and more content will be captured.
- Share – Share the screenshot.
- Crop – Crop a portion from the screenshot
For more, check out 50+ Samsung Galaxy S7 Tips & Tricks!