How to take a screenshot on your phone in 2022 (May)?

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The screenshot allows you to capture the displayed image on your computer, tablet or smartphone. Thanks to this function, we can graphically capture the conversation in Messenger, the current state of the website or an event in the application. In this article, you will learn how to make a screen shot on a phone with Android and iOS (iPhone). 

How to take a screenshot on an Android phone in 2022 (May)?

The method of taking screenshots on Android phones depends on the design of the device.

If there are physical keys under the screen, in order to take a screenshot on the phone, you need to hold down the Home button at the bottom of the device and the lock (power) button. The power button is on the side of the smartphone. Press the buttons for two seconds.

In the case when the phone does not have a physical Home button, and the navigation takes place on the screen bar, to take a screenshot, press the lower volume control key and the power (lock) button. Both buttons are on the side of the smartphone. As in the first case, the keys are held for two seconds.

After taking the screenshot, the screen will blink and the smartphone will make a sound of taking a picture.

Some phones also have a special shortcut for taking screenshots, which can be found in the drop-down menu. To expand the panel, drag your finger from the top of the screen to the bottom. This menu also includes other skins, for example to turn on bluetooth, wifi, data transfer or sound.

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Some older Android smartphones do not have the screenshot feature . This is where applications such as Easy Screenshot or Screenshot touch available on Google Play can prove useful. Thanks to them, we can easily capture the image from the website to our phone.

If, despite the above instructions, you still do not know how to take a screenshot on your Android phone, remember that you can always visit your operator’s stationary point and ask an employee of the facility for help. Employees have knowledge about smartphone models sold at their points of sale and will know how to make a screen on your device.

Screenshot of Samsung

In this section, you will learn how to take a screenshot on a Samsung phone . In some Samsung phones, a screenshot is taken as standard by simultaneously holding down the “On / off” and “Volume down” buttons (located on the sides of the smartphone). In other Samsung models, however, taking a screen looks a bit different than in the smartphones discussed above.

For example, in the Galaxy J3 , J5 , J7 , S7 and Note 4 smartphones , to take a screen, press the Home and Power buttons at the same time (and not, as in the case of other manufacturers’ smartphones, the lower volume key).

Additionally, models such as Galaxy J5, J7, S7, S8 , Note 4, S9 , S10 , S20 , S21 have the function of making screenshots through gestures. Just drag your hand over the screen and your phone will take a screenshot.

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How to take a screenshot on Samsung using a gesture?

To make a screen on a Samsung phone using gestures, you need to turn on the “palm swipe” function. You just need to:

  1. Open Settings,
  2. Select the option “Advanced features”,
  3. Click the “Motions and gestures” tab (on some models this step is skipped)
  4. Go down, find and activate the “Swipe to capture” function using the slider.
  5. To take a screenshot, simply move the side of your hand from the right to the left side of the screen (your hand must touch the display).

After taking the screenshot, the screen will blink and Samsung will make a sound of taking a photo. The image will be immediately saved to your phone gallery.

Screenshots on Samsung Galaxy Note phones and tablets can also be taken using a stylus (applies to models equipped with S Pen stylus).

How to take a screenshot on Samsung with a stylus?

To take a screenshot on your Samsung Galaxy Note or tablet, first remove the S Pen and open the Light Command menu. To do this, click the button on the stylus. You can also tap the floating stylus icon on the device screen. You can take a screenshot with the stylus on Samsung devices in two ways:

Method 1 – Writing on the screen

  1. From the S Pen shortcuts, select Screen Writing. A screenshot will be taken automatically.
  2. Then you can personalize your screenshot, for example by adding some text or drawing. You can also trim the screen.
  3. To save the screen in the gallery, select “Save”.

Method 2 – Intelligent Choice

  1. From the S Pen shortcuts, select “Smart Select”. You also have the option of selecting different shapes to capture a portion of the screen (garden, rectangle, lasso)
  2. Use the dotted lines to mark the area you want to capture
  3. The selected area will appear on the screen.
  4. You can modify the shape of the screenshot by adding or cutting out parts of the specified area (“+” and “-” signs). After editing, select “Finish”. You also have the option to personalize the screenshot, for example by adding an inscription or a drawing. To save a screenshot in the gallery, just select “Save”.
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Screenshot on iOS phones

On Apple smartphones, a screenshot is made using the Sleep and Start key combination . On older models, sleep mode is on the top, and on newer models, it is on the side. The Start (Home) is on the front bottom of the smartphone.

For an iPhone X that doesn’t have a physical Home button, taking the screenshot is a bit different. To take a screenshot you need to simultaneously press the power side button on the right side of the device and the upper or lower volume up button on the left side of the phone.

Location of the screenshots

Screenshots on Android phones are saved in the Pictures / Screenshots folder . To find screenshots on Apple devices, go to the Photos >> Albums >> Camera Roll application.