How to Screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S8/S9

Want to learn how to screenshot on Galaxy S8/S9? Here in this post, we will share with you 3 easy methods to take a screenshot on Galaxy S8/S9. Keep reading and find more.

By Elena Fontaine | Posted: May. 08, 2018, Last Updated: May. 09, 2018
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Galaxy S8, Samsung’s first bezel-less display device as well as the first to remove a physical home button that was an icon on Samsung devices. Everything from its camera, infinity display, and an all-powerful chipset contribute to its superb performance. The newly launched Samsung Galaxy S9 is also marvelous with improved chips, camera, and display.

You can do almost anything on your Galaxy S8/S9 from playing high-resolution games or watching HD videos. If you want to share the high score of the game or interesting things on social media with your friends, you can take a  screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S8/S9. Taking a screenshot on Android is as easy as it can be but, this process has been made simpler in Galaxy S8. Here in this article, you will find different methods to take a screenshot on Galaxy S8/S9.

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How to Screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S8/S9

There are actually three different methods to take a screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S8/S9. Please give these methods a try.

Method 1. The Original Way to Take a Screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S8/S9

To take a Samsung Galaxy S8 screenshot using the traditional way, you need to open the content that you want to capture in the screenshot, then press and hold the “Volume Down” and “Power” buttons simultaneously until you hear a shutter sound and see a flashing animation on the screen.

How to Screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S8/S9 - The Traditional Way

How to Screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S8/S9 – The Traditional Way

Method 2. Taking a Screenshot via Palm Gesture Method

In Samsung S8/S9, it is also possible to capture a screenshot using a palm gesture. It will be hard to capture a screenshot using palm gesture method at first, but once you get the hang of it, you will be able to screenshot faster. Follow the steps mentioned below to take a Samsung Galaxy S8 screenshot using the palm gesture method.

Step 1Open the screen or content whose screenshot you want to take.

Step 2Place your hand vertically on the side of the screen and swipe it across.

Step 3A shutter sound will tell that a screenshot has been captured which you can later access in the Gallery.

Samsung Galaxy S8/S9 Screenshot - Palm Gesture

Samsung Galaxy S8/S9 Screenshot – Palm Gesture

Method 3. Take a Screenshot with Scroll Capture Feature

The above two methods can capture a screenshot of a single page. However, when you need to capture something that exceeds the capacity of a single screenshot, you would need to take multiple screenshots. Instead of taking multiple screenshots, you can use the Scroll capture to take a screenshot on your Samsung Galaxy S8/S9. You can follow the below steps to learn how to screenshot on Galaxy S8/S9 using the scroll capture feature.

Step 1Turn on the scroll capture feature on Samsung Galaxy S8/S9 by navigating to Settings> Advanced Features> Smart Capture and enable the Scroll Capture toggle.

Step 2Go to the page you want to capture and take a screenshot using the original or palm gesture methods.

Step 3A preview will appear along with several options at the bottom of the display.

Step 4Tap Scroll Capture to take a screenshot of the next content and keep pressing it to go down to the page.

Step 5Click “Done” when you are finished and the screenshots will be merged into a single image.

How to Screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S8/S9 - Scroll Capture

How to Screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S8/S9 – Scroll Capture

Bonus Tip: How to Transfer Screenshots and Other Photos on Galaxy S8/S9 to Computer

The screenshot you take on your Samsung Galaxy S8 is saved as normal images in the Gallery. You can transfer them to your computer like every other image. However, transferring Samsung Galaxy S8/S9 screenshots is not as easy as most people think. You have to find the right folder on your Samsung phone with the screenshots and copy them to the computer, which is complicated. Besides, it could be quite time-consuming to finish the whole transferring process.

To avoid any inconveniences, here we recommend you an easy-to-use tool – AnyTrans for Android. Developed by iMobie Inc., it aims at providing Android users more convenient way to manage Android data. Here is why thousands of Android users choose to use AnyTrans for Android.

1. AnyTrans for Android can help you view and transfer screenshots and other photos to computer directly. You don’t have to spend lots of time searching them.

2. AnyTrans for Android transfers photos at a blazing fast speed. According to statistics, it can transfer almost 400 photos from Samsung phone to computer.

3. AnyTrans for Android is safe and secure. It is developed by a trustworthy developer and while using it, you have our guarantee that it does no harm to your devices and accidents like data loss or information leakage would occur.

Now, let’s see how to use AnyTrans for Android to transfer photos from Samsung to the computer.

Step 1Download AnyTrans for Android on your computer, launch it. As mentioned above, it is a safe and green software, please be free to use it.

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Step 2Connect your Samsung phone to the computer using a USB cable and select the “Photo Library” option to scan all the photos present on your device.

How to Transfer Photos from Samsung to PC/Mac - Step 2

How to Transfer Photos from Samsung to PC/Mac – Step 2

Step 3Select the photos that you want to transfer to your computer and click “To PC/Mac” button.

How to Transfer Photos from Samsung to PC/Mac - Step 3

How to Transfer Photos from Samsung to PC/Mac – Step 3

The Bottom Line

That’s all for how to screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S8/S9. With above three methods, you can easily make screenshots on Samsung Galaxy S8/S9. If you want to create a backup of the screenshots you have made or photos you have taken, why not give AnyTrans for Android a 5-day free trial?

Elena Fontaine

Member of iMobie team, has a mania for Apple products and reading. Like to fix all kinds of Apple-related issues.

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