Taking a screenshot on your Samsung phone allows you to capture what’s displayed on your screen and save it as an image. This can be useful for capturing information, saving something to share later, or troubleshooting issues.
Normally, taking a screenshot on a Samsung phone involves pressing the power and volume down buttons simultaneously. However, there are a few other ways to take a screenshot without using the power button.
Using Palm Swipe to Capture
One of the easiest ways to take a screenshot without the power button is by using Palm Swipe to Capture. This feature uses your device’s front camera to detect when you swipe the edge of your hand across the screen from side to side, triggering a screenshot.
To enable this feature:
- Open the Settings app and tap on “Advanced features.”
- Scroll down and tap on “Motions and gestures.”
- Turn on the toggle for “Palm swipe to capture.”
Once enabled, you can take a screenshot anywhere on your phone simply by swiping the edge of your hand across the screen from left to right or vice versa. The screenshot will automatically be saved to your Gallery.
Using Bixby to Take a Screenshot
If you have Bixby enabled on your Samsung device, you can use voice commands to take screenshots without buttons.
To take a screenshot with Bixby:
- Make sure Bixby is enabled on your device. You can activate it by pressing and holding the Bixby button.
- Say “Hi Bixby” or “Bixby” to launch Bixby.
- Say “Take a screenshot.” Bixby will take a screenshot and save it to your Gallery.
This hands-free method makes capturing screens quick and easy. Just activate Bixby and ask for a screenshot anytime you need one.
Using Gestures and taps
Some Samsung devices allow you to take screenshots using taps and gestures on the screen, without needing any buttons.
On many recent models like the Galaxy S20 series, you can take a screenshot by:
- Double tapping the screen with two fingers
- Swiping up or down with three fingers
To enable these gestures:
- Go to Settings > Advanced features
- Tap on Motions and gestures
- Toggle on the screenshot gestures you want to use
Once enabled, you can test out the gestures to take seamless screenshots. The screenshots taken will be saved to your Photos app as usual.
Using Third-party Screenshot Apps
If the built-in options don’t work for your device, there are various third party apps on the Google Play Store that can enable screenshot capture without buttons.
Some popular options include:
- Volume Screenshot – Uses volume up key instead of power button
- Screenshot Easy – Multiple screenshot gestures and options
- Screenshot Touch – Single tap screenshot gesture
Look for a highly rated app that offers the features you need. Be sure to check what permissions the apps require before downloading.
Taking screenshots without the power button takes just a few steps to set up. Once enabled, you’ll have quick access to capture screens using taps, gestures, or Bixby voice commands. Use whichever method works best for your Samsung device and screenshot needs.