There are three methods for taking a screenshot on the Galaxy S7 or S7 edge.
The Galaxy S7 (and Galaxy S7 edge) can do a lot of things, but it’s time to get down to business — like how to take a screenshot on these phones. If you’re a Samsung Galaxy veteran, you’ll know exactly what’s coming next. I’ve been there, done that, and have the proof in the form of a screenshot.
If you’re new to Samsung phones, you might be surprised at how many different ways you can take screenshots and what you can do with them afterwards. So, let’s take a quick look at how Samsung takes screenshots on the Galaxy S7.
Method 1: Using The Button Shortcut To Take a Screenshot
This is the tried-and-true method for taking a screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S phones.
- Prepare the app or screen to be captured.
- Press and hold both the home and power buttons at the same time. On these larger phones, it can be a bit of a stretch, but it works just fine. You’ll hear the camera shutter sound, followed by a brief flashing animation, and you’ll know you’re ready to go.
- You can now view the screenshot in the Gallery app, Samsung’s built-in “My Files” file browser, or Google Photos if you prefer.
- If you need to find the screenshots using a command line or the Android File Transfer tool, look in /pictures/screenshots.
Method 2: Swiping The Screen To Take a Screenshot
Samsung’s smartphones now have another cool feature for taking screenshots. When compared to the button method, some of us believe it is the easier way to take a screenshot. (However, it becomes a little more difficult if you’re using the larger Galaxy S7 edge.)
- Tilt your hand slightly to the side, so your thumb is pointing away from the screen.
- Swipe your entire hand across the screen in any direction — left to right or right to left is up to you.
You’ll hear the shutter sound and see a short on-screen animation, just like in the other method.
This method is enabled by default, but you can disable it in the settings if you prefer or if you find yourself taking screenshots unintentionally.
- Navigate to the settings menu.
- Select “Motions and gestures” from the “Motion” drop-down menu.
- “Palm swipe to capture” should be selected.
- Toggle the toggle switch from on to off.
Method 3: Taking a Scrolling Screenshot On a Galaxy S7
Many of the things you’ll want to screenshot may be more than one screen deep. As an example, consider a web page. To that end, Samsung has taken a feature from the Galaxy Note 5 and modified it.
- As before, take a screenshot.
- Scroll down and select “Capture more” to capture more of the screen.
- Continue tapping until you’ve gotten what you’re looking for.
After You’ve Captured Your Screenshot
So you took a screenshot. Congratulations. Your Galaxy S7 appreciates it. We appreciate it. But what should we do with it? You have a couple of options. One option is to share or modify your screenshot (maybe you want to crop something out or leave an annotation). To do either of these things quickly, simply press the buttons in the notification. Another option is to do nothing at all. Simply swipe away the notification and go about your business. However, your screenshot will remain on the device.
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It’s always a good idea to make the most of what you have, but the Galaxy S7 is also getting old — it’s been replaced by several generations of Galaxy S flagships. The new Galaxy S20 series resembles the Galaxy S7, but it’s only a passing resemblance at this point — the S20 is light years ahead. And it’s joined by a slew of fantastic Android phones that we recommend, covering a wide range of sizes, prices, and features. This is where you should look when it’s time to upgrade.