Taking screenshots is one of the easiest ways to document the screen you’re currently on and if you’re an owner of a Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus, or any Galaxy device for that matter, there are already a couple of procedures that available for you to use.
Those procedures are the first that we’re going to show you since you don’t need to change any setting in your phone to be able to use them.
Take A Screenshot Using Physical Buttons
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The first procedure that's readily available on your phone and could work out of the box is by using the physical buttons. You just need the Volume Down button and the Power key for this. Here's how it's done:
- Open or load the content you want to take a screenshot of.
You can take a screenshot of almost everything in your phone.
- Press the Volume Down button and the Power key at the same time and release them immediately.
The screen will flash and the screenshot toolbar will appear at the bottom of the screen. It's a sign that the screenshot was successful.
- To view the screenshot immediately, tap the round thumbnail on the toolbar.
If you haven't set a default app to open images, you might be prompted to choose one. You can view the image using Gallery or Photos.
- You can also swipe down from the top of the screen and tap the Screenshot saved banner.
It will stay on the Notification panel until you dismiss it.
- To locate the screenshot, pull up the app drawer, tap Samsung and select My Files.
Navigate to Internal storage > DCIM > Screenshots. You can find your screenshots in that directory and are arranged by date taken.
- Galaxy S22 Plus
And that’s how easy it is to take a screenshot using the physical buttons in your phone.
Take A Screenshot With Palm Swipe
Another method you can immediately use without changing any setting your phone is Palm Swipe, provided that you didn’t disable it manually. Such a feature is enabled by default and you only need to swipe the side of your hand from one edge of the screen to the other. This is how you do it:
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Step 1: Load the content you want to take a screenshot of.
Step 2: Swipe the side of your hand from one edge to another. It doesn’t really matter where you start as the Palm Swipe gesture will work if you swipe from left to right or vice versa.
Step 3: The screen will flash and the screenshot toolbar will appear on the screen.
Step 4: You can then view the image by tapping its thumbnail on the toolbar or by accessing it from the notification panel.
Take A Screenshot With Smart Select
While this method will actually allow you to take a screenshot, it’s the least practical but it still has its uses. But before you can actually use it, you need to change some settings. So here’s what you should do:
Step 1: Pull up the App Drawer and tap Settings.
Step 2: Tap Display to view other options.
Step 3: Scroll down a bit and then tap Edge panels.
Step 4: Tap the switch at the top-right corner to enable it if necessary.
Step 5: Tap Panels and then put a check on Smart select.
Step 6: After enabling it, you’re ready to take a screenshot, so load the content.
Step 7: Swipe left on the Edge Panel and make sure Smart Select panel is visible.
Step 8: Choose Rectangle.
Step 9: Adjust or reposition the frame and tap Done to capture the screen.
Step 10: Tap the Save button represented by an arrow pointing down to save the picture to the Gallery.
And that’s how you take a screenshot using the Smart Select feature of your phone.
Take A Screenshot Using Screen Recorder
Another way to take a snapshot of your screen is by recording it and save it as a video. That way, you can just play it later and take a screenshot of the frame that you need. However, make sure to set the resolution of the screen recorder to the highest so that you’ll have the best quality. You can do that by doing into Advanced Features section in the Settings app. After doing that, here’s how you screen record:
- Swipe down from the top of the screen with two fingers.
- Find Screen record and tap on it.
- Make necessary change and then tap Start recording.
- Wait for the countdown to finish and then load the content you want to record.
- Once you’re finished recording, tap the Stop icon on the floating toolbar.
The screen recording will then be saved in your phone’s storage and you can view it using Gallery or Photos.
When it comes to taking a screenshot of webpages wherein there is a lot of content you want to document, the scrolling screenshot is the best method to use. You can capture a long article into one screenshot, and here’s how you do it:
- Launch a web browser and load up the content you want to take a screenshot of.
- Press the Volume Down and Power buttons at the same time and release them immediately.
- The screen will flash and when the toolbar appears at the bottom of the screen, hold the scroll capture icon and your phone will automatically scroll down and take a screenshot of the screen.
This smart capture feature will actually stay on the screen until your done recording whatever it is you want to take a screenshot of. So you have to tap the Back key to close it once you’re done.
Other Android Phones also have this feature but it’s Samsung that introduced it first to its devices.
- Why is the Palm Gesture doesn't work on my Android phone?
The Palm Swipe is only available on mid-range and high-end Samsung devices. You cannot find it in any other Android devices, although some manufacturer might have developed a way to take a screenshot using gestures.
- Can I take a screenshot using Google Assistant?
Yes, you can. Just load up the content on your screen and then activate Google Assistant (OK Google). After that, give it the command to take a screenshot of whatever it is on your screen. The screenshot will then be viewed using the Gallery app.
- How to I find the screenshots on Galaxy S22?
You can use the Gallery or Photos app to view the screenshots. However, you can also find its location using My Files. To do that, pull up the app drawer and tap on the Samsung folder. Look for My Files and then tap on it. Once inside, tap Internal Storage and then select DCIM. There should be a folder named Screenshots and that's where you can find them.