- One popular method for taking a screenshot on a Samsung tablet is using the power and volume down buttons.
- Another method is using the home and power buttons, although this is only applicable to older models with a physical home button.
- Palm Swipe is a Samsung feature that allows you to capture a screenshot by swiping your palm across the screen.
- You can also use Google Assistant or a Samsung S Pen to easily take screenshots on your Samsung tablet.
Screenshots are part of our daily lives. They come in handy whether you spot a funny meme on Twitter or a client left a great review on your website. All you need to do is take the screenshot and save it for later use or share it with others. Luckily, you don’t need to be a techie to learn how to screenshot on a Samsung tablet.
Let’s dive into the easy steps to take a screenshot on a Samsung tablet hassle-free.
Method #1: Using the Power and Volume Down Buttons
The power and volume-down button is one of the most popular screenshotting methods. It’s pretty straightforward once you master how to position your fingers correctly.
Let’s see how to go about it.
Step 1: Press the Power and Volume-Down Buttons
Scroll to the desired area and ensure everything is captured in the screenshot.
Place one finger on the power button and another on the volume down button. You can use the fingers that you are comfortable with. Press the two buttons simultaneously and release.
Your screen will zoom out and a screenshot will be taken and saved to your tablet’s gallery. Avoid long pressing as the screenshot might not be captured.
Step 2: View the Screenshot
To view your screenshot, go to your tablet’s gallery, and check the images saved in the screenshots album.
You can also view the saved screenshot on the notifications bar. Swipe your screen from the top, and you will see “screenshot saved” on the notifications list. Tap to view the screenshot.
Step 3: Share the Screenshot
If you’d like to share the screenshot, tap the downward icon on the screenshot’s notification. You will be presented with the options to share, edit, and delete. Once you click share, you will be directed to different apps to share your screenshots, such as Whatsapp, Instagram, and Gmail.
Step 4: Edit the Screenshot
If the screenshot captured some irrelevant details, you might need to edit them before sharing. To do so, click the downward icon on the screenshot’s notification, then tap Edit to crop, resize, add a filter, or add text.
After editing, remember to save your edited screenshot.
Method #2: Using the Home and Power Buttons
Most Samsung tablets no longer have the physical home button but you might still find it in their older models. While the button is mostly used to turn on the tablet’s display, it also helps in taking screenshots.
Let’s proceed to the steps.
Step 1: Press the Home and Power Buttons Simultaneously
If your Samsung tablet has a physical home button like the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3, you need to press the home key and the power button at the same time and release. A screenshot will be taken and automatically saved in your gallery.
Method #3: Using Palm Swipe
What could be better than being able to take a screenshot on the go by simply swiping your palm across the screen? Palm Swipe is a Samsung feature that lets you swipe your palm to the right or left to capture a screenshot.
Let’s find out how to do it.
Step 1: Go to Settings
On your tablet, click on the Settings icon.
Step 2: Search for Palm Swipe
At the far right-hand corner, there’s a search icon. Click on it and type in “palm swipe”. Under motions and gestures, you will see Palm Swipe to capture. Turn it on if it’s off.
Scroll through the screen. Then, select the part that you want to screenshot and position your palm vertically to swipe across the tablet’s screen. You will know you’ve captured the screenshot when the screen zooms out. You can view your saved screenshot by visiting your tablet’s gallery or checking the notifications bar.
Method #4: Using Google Assistant
Using your palm and fingers to screenshot can be hectic until you familiarize yourself with your gadget. Luckily, you can still take a screenshot easily using your voice. Most Samsung tablets come with inbuilt voice assistants like Bixby and Google Assistant.
Let’s discuss how to screenshot using Google Assistant.
Step 1: Search for Google Assistant
On your tablet, search “Google Assistant,” and scroll down to find the Hey Google and Voice Match features.
Step 2: Activate the Voice Feature
Click Hey Google and Voice Match. Then toggle on the blue icon to activate it so that you can always access the assistant whenever your screen is on.
Step 3: Go to the Screen You Want to Screenshot
Visit the screen you want to screenshot and say, “Hey, Google.” The Google Assistant App will appear at the bottom of your screen, and you can ask it to “take a screenshot.”
Step 4: View and Share the Screenshot
Once you take the screenshot, the screen will zoom out, and you will be presented with sharing options. To share, select the app where you would like to share the screenshot.
If you are not sharing the image immediately, you can view and retrieve the screenshots later from Google Photos. Alternatively, type “take a screenshot” on Google Assistant if you can’t use your voice.
Method #5: Using a Samsung S Pen
Apart from editing your images and videos, the S Pen can also be used for screenshotting. So, if your Samsung tablet supports the S Pen, you are good to go.
Step 1: Navigate to Air Command
Navigate to the screen you want to capture and ensure all the details are displayed.
Then, retrieve your S pen, and click the Air Command.
Step 2: Take the Screenshot
Using the S pen, tap the Air command, then click screen write, and you’ll have captured the screenshot.
Step 3: Edit your Screenshot
If you would like to make some changes to the screenshot, such as marking specific areas, use your S Pen and save the changes. Your screenshot will be saved on the gallery app for later use.
Method #6: Using Screenshot Easy
Another great method to take screenshots on your Samsung tablet is third-party screenshot apps. Even though there are many screenshot apps you can use, we found the Screenshot Easy app to be very convenient. The interface is straightforward, and the app offers multiple methods of taking a screenshot.
Step 1: Navigate to the Play Store
Search for the Play Store or use the search bar on your Samsung tablet to locate it.
Step 2: Download Screenshot Easy
In the Play Store, search for the Screenshot Easy app. Install it on your Samsung tablet.
Step 3: Allow Access
After installing the app, open it and allow it to access the photos and media on your tablet.
Step 4: Turn on the Screenshot Features
Make sure that you turn on the overlay icon, notification icon, and shake features.
Step 5: Take a Screenshot
To capture your first screenshot, tap Start now. Ensure you grant Easy Screenshot permission to appear on top of the apps you will likely be screenshotting. Once done, the Easy Screenshot camera icon will appear on your screen.
Proceed to the screen you want to screenshot and tap on the floating camera icon to screenshot.
Step 6: View the Screenshot
After screenshotting, tap View to see the image. Once you open the image, Easy Screenshot gives you options to send, crop, edit, or delete the screenshot.
So long you’ve turned on the shake feature on your Easy Screenshot app, you can also shake your Samsung tablet to screenshot.
Taking a screenshot on your Samsung tablet should be the least of your worries since there are various easy methods you can explore. Considering that all the methods described are free, you can try each and see which suits you best.
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|Using the Power and Volume Down Buttons||1. Press the Power and Volume-Down Buttons2. View the Screenshot3. Share the Screenshot4. Edit the Screenshot|
|Using the Home and Power Buttons||1. Press the Home and Power Buttons Simultaneously|
|Using Palm Swipe||1. Go to Settings2. Search for Palm Swipe|
|Using Google Assistant||1. Search for Google Assistant2. Activate the Voice Feature3. Go to the Screen You Want to Screenshot4. View and Share the Screenshot|
|Using a Samsung S Pen||1. Navigate to Air Command2. Take the Screenshot3. Edit your Screenshot|
|Using Screenshot Easy||1. Navigate to the Play Store2. Download Screenshot Easy3. Allow Access4. Turn on the Screenshot Features5. Take a Screenshot6. View the Screenshot|
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