Taking a screenshot is a quick and convenient way to capture what’s on your screen, whether it’s an important message, an interesting article, or a funny meme. However, the process may vary depending on the device you’re using.
If you own a Samsung tablet, there are several ways to take a screenshot, and knowing which method to use can be challenging. In this article, I’ll guide you through the different methods of taking a screenshot on a Samsung tablet. Whether you prefer using hardware buttons, gestures, or voice commands, you’ll find the method that suits you best.
So, let’s get started!
Method 1: Hardware Buttons
The easiest and most common way to take a screenshot on a Samsung tablet is by using the hardware buttons. Here’s how to do it:
- Locate the Power and Volume Down buttons on your Samsung tablet.
- Press and hold both buttons simultaneously until the screen flashes or until you hear a camera shutter sound.
- To take a screenshot on a Samsung tablet with a Home button, you can simultaneously press and hold the Power and Home buttons.
The screenshot will be saved to the Gallery app on your device. Remember that you may fail to capture a screenshot if you don’t press the buttons simultaneously or hold them down for too long. Instead, you launch the Power or Bixby menu.
Method 2: Palm Swipe
If you find pressing buttons difficult, you can also use a palm swipe gesture to take a screenshot on your Samsung tablet. Here’s how to enable the feature and take a screenshot:
- Go to your Samsung tablet’s Settings app.
- Scroll down to Advanced features and select it.
- Then navigate to Motions and gestures.
- Look for the Palm swipe to capture option and toggle it on.
- Once enabled, swipe your hand from left to right (or vice versa) across the screen to take a screenshot.
Make sure you are swiping correctly. The tablet won’t take a screenshot if your palm swipe is undetected.
Moreover, you should know that the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite doesn’t support a Palm swipe feature due to hardware limitations. However, you can still screenshot using the keys or the Air command menu.
Method 3: Using S Pen
If your Samsung tablet comes with an S Pen, you have an additional way to take screenshots using the Screen write feature. Here’s how:
- Navigate to the screen you want to take a screenshot of.
- Take out your S Pen and tap the Air command menu icon on your screen when you remove it.
- Tap the Screen write option from the menu.
- Your tablet will automatically take a screenshot of the page you’re on, and you’ll see it on your screen with a toolbar of editing tools.
- Use the S Pen to write or draw on the screenshot if you’d like. You can choose from various pen styles and colors.
- When you’re done, tap Save to store the screenshot in your Gallery app. Even if you didn’t write or draw on the screenshot, it would still be saved to your Gallery.
Using the Screen write feature with your S Pen is an excellent way to take screenshots and make notes or annotations quickly. You can use it to highlight specific parts of a page or add a personal touch to your screenshots.
Method 4: Bixby Voice
If your Samsung tablet comes with Bixby Voice, you can also use voice commands to take a screenshot. Here’s how:
- Press and hold the Side or Bixby button or say “Hi, Bixby” to activate it on your Samsung tablet.
- Say “Take a screenshot” or “Capture the screen” to Bixby.
Bixby will take the screenshot and save it to the Gallery app on your device.
Method 5: Smart Select
Samsung tablets also offer a feature called Smart Select, which allows you to take screenshots of specific areas on your screen. Here’s how to use it:
- Locate the Smart Select feature on your Samsung tablet.
- You can do this by swiping down from the top of the screen and selecting Smart Select from the Quick settings menu or by opening the Air Command menu with the S Pen.
- Choose the shape of the area you want to capture and drag it over the part of the screen you want to screenshot.
The screenshot will be saved to the Gallery app on your device.
That’s it. As you can see, taking a screenshot on a Samsung tablet is easy and can be done in several ways. Whether you prefer using hardware buttons, gestures, or voice commands, Samsung tablets have you covered.