Different Ways to Take a Screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S23

Need help taking a screenshot on your new Samsung Galaxy S23 smartphone? This post demonstrates a step-by-step walkthrough on each of the available screen capture methods on this new Samsung Galaxy device. Keep reading for more detailed instructions.

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Screenshots serve as modern visual aids. And one handy tool that you can use to quickly take screenshots is your smartphone. Most, if not all smartphones are already capable of taking screenshots. And the latest Samsung Galaxy flagship devices are no exception.

For starters, a screenshot is a captured image of whatever is currently displayed on the screen of your Samsung phone. This can be useful for capturing important information, sharing images or messages, or simply saving a moment for later.

There are different ways to take a screenshot on your Samsung Galaxy smartphone. The quickest and widely used method is using the hardware buttons. Aside from the key combinations, you can also take a screenshot on your Samsung phone using gestures, voice commands, edge panel shortcut and using the S Pen (for Galaxy Ultra variants).

A. Taking a Screenshot using Hardware Buttons

This is the traditional screen capture method used by many since the early Samsung Galaxy smartphone variants.

  • To take a screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S23 using the hardware buttons, simply press the Power button and Volume Down button simultaneously and then release when you hear a sound. 

A screenshot preview will also appear beneath the screen along with basic editing controls.

B. Taking a Screenshot using Palm Swipe to Capture

Another way to take a screenshot on the Galaxy S23 is through the Palm Swipe to Capture feature. In order to use this feature, you need to first enable it on your phone’s settings. Just follow these steps:

Step 1: Navigate to the Home/Apps screen and then tap Settings to launch the Settings app on your phone.

Step 2: In the Settings menu, scroll down to Advanced features and then tap on it.

Step 3: On the succeeding window, tap Motion and gestures.

Step 4: Finally, tap to turn on the switch next to Palm swipe to capture.

After enabling Palm Swipe to Capture, you can now take screenshots by swiping the edge of your hand across the screen. 

C. Taking a Screenshot using Voice Commands

If the previous screenshot methods aren’t good for you, then your other option is to use voice commands either Bixby Voice or Google Assistant.

  • To take a screenshot using Google Assistant, simply open Google Assistant on your phone and then say “Hey Google, take a screenshot.” 
  • To take a screenshot using Bixby Voice, just say “Hey Bixby, take a screenshot.”

The screenshot will immediately be captured and saved in the Gallery app.

D. Taking a Screenshot using Edge Panels

Another useful feature in high-end Samsung Galaxy smartphones is the Edge Panel. In this panel, you can access your favorite apps and frequently used features including screen capture. All you have to do is customize the Edge Panel on your Samsung phone to add an option to Take Screenshots. 

Here’s how you do it:

  1. First, open the Settings app then tap on Display.
  1. In the Display menu, scroll to find and then tap Edge panels.
  1. Enable Edge panels on the next screen to proceed.
  1. Then, tap Panels.
  1. Select Tasks and tap the Edit button that appears beneath the screen.
  1. Finally, find the option to Take Screenshots and then tap on it to add it to the Edge panel.

The Take Screenshots option will then be added to and ready to use on the Edge panel popup screen. 

In Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, you can use the preinstalled S Pen to take a screenshot. Simply remote the S Pen from your phone and then tap the Air command icon. Finally, tap Screen write to take a screenshot of the current screen. 

E. Taking a Scrolling Screenshot on Galaxy S23

The above procedures are applicable when taking the usual screen-size screenshots. If the screen that you’re trying to capture is too long like a webpage for instance, you will need to use the Galaxy S23 scrolling screenshots feature.

Scrolling Screenshots allow you to take a single screenshot of a long page. 

  • To use this feature, just navigate to the page or screen that you’re trying to capture and take a screenshot using any of the above methods. Once you’re in the desired screen, tap the Scroll Capture icon represented by a double downward arrow and keep tapping on this icon until it reaches the desired area or the bottom of the page.
  • Once you’re done, tap on the Screenshot to save it to the Gallery app.

Customizing Screenshot Options on Galaxy S23

To get more personalized or enhanced screenshot results, you can customize the screenshot settings on your phone. All you have to do is access the screenshot options menu and make necessary adjustments to any of the given options.

Among the screenshot options that you can manage are as follows:

  • Scroll capture. Allows you to take a long screenshot of the entire screen when scrolling is possible.
  • Draw. Enables you to edit the screenshot before sharing or saving it.
  • Add tag. Lets you add and save tags to your screenshot.
  • Share. Enables you to share the screenshot with another app or a contact.

Using Scroll Capture on Screenshots

To use Scroll capture on a Samsung Galaxy S23, follow these steps:

  • Take a screenshot using the Volume down and Power button or the Side button at the same time. Once you have taken the screenshot, you will see the screenshot preview at the bottom left corner of the screen.
  • Tap on the preview to expand it and reveal the available options.
  • Look for the “Scroll capture” option and tap on it.
  • Keep tapping the “Scroll capture” button until the entire content you want to capture is included in the screenshot.
  • Tap on “Done” to save the screenshot.

Drawing on Screenshots

To draw on a screenshot on a Samsung Galaxy S21, follow these steps:

  • Take a screenshot by pressing the Volume down key and Power key at the same time, or by using gestures or Smart Select.
  • Swipe down the notification panel and tap on the screenshot notification.
  • Tap on the “Pen” icon located at the bottom of the screenshot preview. This will open up the editing tools.
  • Use the available tools to draw, write, or highlight anything on the screenshot. You can adjust the pen size, color, and opacity.
  • Once you’ve made the necessary edits, tap on “Save” to save the edited screenshot to your device.

You can also tap on “Share” to share the edited screenshot with others via messaging apps, email, or social media.

Adding Tag to a Screenshot

To add a tag to a screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S21, follow these steps:

  • Take a screenshot using your preferred method.
  • After taking the screenshot, tap on the notification that appears briefly at the top of the screen. This will open the screenshot in the Gallery app. 
  • Tap on the screenshot to view it.
  • Tap on the “Details” button in the bottom left corner of the screen. This will open the Details page for the screenshot.
  • Scroll down to the “Tags” section and tap on the “Add tag” button.
  • Enter the desired tag(s) and tap on the “Save” button.

Once you have added tags to a screenshot, you can easily search for it using the tags in the Gallery app.

Sharing a Screenshot

To share a screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S23, follow these steps:

  • Take the screenshot using any of the above methods. When the screenshot is taken, you will see a thumbnail of it on the bottom left of your screen.
  • Tap on the thumbnail to open the screenshot in the Gallery app.
  • Once the screenshot is open, tap on the “Share” icon (usually represented by three dots connected by lines) located at the bottom of the screen.
  • Select the app or contact you want to share the screenshot with from the list of available options.
  • Add any additional message or caption to the screenshot (if desired).
  • Finally, tap on “Send” or “Share” to send the screenshot.

Alternatively, you can also share a screenshot directly from the notification panel. Here’s how:

  • After taking a screenshot, swipe down from the top of the screen to access the notification panel, then find the screenshot notification and tap on the “Share” icon to choose how you want to share it.

To avoid facing problems when taking a screenshot, be sure to keep your device’s software updated. Samsung is constantly pushing updates to ensure optimum system performance and device stability.

And that’s all there is to the Samsung Galaxy S23 screenshot feature.

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