While Apple’s iPad often seems to be the only game in town when it comes to tablets, don’t sleep on Samsung’s Galaxy Tab series. With a range of tablets in different price ranges, Samsung tablets are powerful, stylish and a great way to watch Netflix, play games or do anything that requires a high-tech device.
With all these cool features, you’ll eventually want to share what’s on your screen with someone else. Whether it’s a specific game moment, a funny meme, or a rather alarming error message, you need to know how to take a screenshot. Here’s our guide to taking screenshots on any Samsung Galaxy Tab.
- How to take a screenshot on a Samsung Galaxy Tab tablet
- How to take a screenshot on a Samsung Galaxy Tab tablet with an S Pen
- How to take a screenshot with a gesture
- How to take a screenshot with a voice command
- How to take a screenshot on an older Samsung Galaxy Tab tablet with a home button
- Where can you find your screenshots?
The latest Samsung tablets are fantastic tablets. But if you’re coming from an older tablet, you might be wondering how to take screenshots after the home button is removed. Thankfully, it’s still easy to take screenshots.
These instructions apply to the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 series, Galaxy Tab S7 series (including Tab S7 FE), Galaxy Tab S6 series, Galaxy Tab S5e, Galaxy Tab S4 with Android 10 and Galaxy Tab S3.
Step 1: Navigate to the screen you want to take a screenshot of.
Step 2: Press the perfomance + volume down Keys simultaneously to take a full-screen screenshot.
Pressing keys isn’t the only way to take a screenshot on a Samsung Galaxy Tab tablet. If your tablet supports Samsung’s S Pen stylus, you can also use it to take a screenshot. This is especially useful when you want to take a screenshot of a specific part of your tablet, as you can just highlight the part of the screen you want to scan and omit everything else.
Step 1: Using your S Pen, open the air commands Shortcuts menu. It’s the little pencil icon, usually on the right-hand side of the screen. If it doesn’t appear, tap your screen with your S Pen to trigger it.
Step 2: Go to Smart selection.
Step 3: Tap and drag the selection box with your S Pen over your screenshot area.
Step 4: Tap the save Image button on the right side of the menu to save your screenshot.
If these methods are not enough for you, there is actually another way to capture a screenshot on your Samsung tablet. Dating from before gesture controls were cool, Samsung’s devices come with a range of gestures that can be used to perform specific actions. One of them is swiping your palm across the screen to take a screenshot.
Step 1: First, make sure you have the feature enabled. Go to settings > Advanced features > movements and gestures. Then make sure Swipe palm to capture is on (the switch is blue).
Step 2: Place the edge of your hand on an edge of the screen and swipe across it. If done correctly, a screenshot will be taken.
It may take a little practice to get it right, but once you’ve mastered it, you can swipe right-to-left or left-to-right. Unfortunately, swiping up and down doesn’t work.
When your hands are busy, you can also take a screenshot by voice command. Here’s how.
Step 1: Make sure a digital voice assistant like Google Assistant or Bixby is activated.
Step 2: Ask the voice assistant to take a screenshot. This can be as simple as “Hey Bixby, take a screenshot.”
Tablets generally last a lot longer than smartphones, so there’s a good chance you still have a 2017 Samsung Galaxy Tab S2. If so, taking a screenshot with this device is slightly different than newer devices.
Step 1: Go to the screen you want to take a screenshot of.
Step 2: Press the perfomance + home Keys simultaneously to take a screenshot.
Of course, you need to find your screenshots once you’ve actually taken them. Luckily they are easy to find. just go to you gallery app, then tap albums > screenshots. From here, you can edit or share your screenshots to your heart’s content. If you need the space, you can also delete them.
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