How to take a screenshot on Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge

how-to-take-a-screenshot-on-galaxy-s7-or-galaxy-s7-edge3 Simple ways to take a screenshot on Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge

Screenshot taking is a feature that allow you to capture entire device screen and save it as a image file. There are several built-in ways and third-party applications to perform this action. By default all the screenshots saved to the screenshots folder, as well as to the clipboard.

One of the most common way to take a screenshot on Galaxy S7/ S7 Edge is to simultaneously tap the Home + Power keys, but there are some more functions that is useful to know. Here’s how to take a screenshot on Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge.

How to take a screenshot using key combination

Hardware key combination method is one of the most common and easiest method for taking screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S7.

1. We assume that you are on a screen you want to capture.

2. Press and hold the Home + Power keys simultaneously. The camera shutter sound along with a short flashing animation will indicate you that you are good to go.

3. Now open Gallery app, My Files, or Google Photos to view the captured image.

4. You can also access your captured images from command line or through the Android File Transfer tool.

  • Path: /pictures/screenshots

Also see: How to Take a Screenshot on Android Devices

How to take a screenshot by swiping the screen

This is another cool feature of Samsung smartphones for taking screenshots. And for most of us this method is the easiest way to take a screenshot as compared to the key combination method.

1. Tilt your hand on its side and swipe it across the screen from left to right or vise versa to take a screenshot (your palm need slightly touch the screen).

2. You should feel a vibration if it’s on and you’ll also hear the shutter sound along with a on-screen animation.

This feature is enabled by default, but you can also turn in on/off in the settings.

1. Tap on Apps

2. Open device settings menu.

3. Scroll down to find Advanced features.

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4. In Advanced features tap on Palm swipe to capture.

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5. Use the on/off toggle to enable/disable this feature.

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How to take a scrolling screenshot

The goal of this article is to provide you information on how to take a screenshot in multiple ways without using any third-party application. But what will you do if you want to take a screenshot of more than just one screen? Using the above two methods you can only take a screenshot of single-screen. Galaxy S7/ S7 Edge has borrowed a cool feature from the Galaxy Note 5 through which you can easily take a scrolling screenshot.

In normal Android phones if you want to take a screenshot of an entire webpage, email or sms, you’ll need to take multiple screenshots and stitch them together using third-party app, which is lengthy and time taking task. But in Marshmallow you can take extended screenshots via Smart capture feature. Smart capture feature is enabled by default, but you can also turn in on/off in the settings:

  • Go to Settings > Advanced Features > Smart Capture

1. First take a screenshot using any method mentioned above.

2. Tap on Capture more option to scroll down and capture more of the screen.

3. Keep on tapping Capture more option until you’ve done.

Note: It is possible that the output can get very large. The default output resolution of single-screen is 1440×2560. Long screenshots width automatically downscaled to 1080px, and the whole image saved as a JPEG instead of a PNG.

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