How to take a screenshot on the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge (Android 6 with TouchWiz tutorial)

The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are the top Samsung phones in 2016 and they run on the latest version of TouchWiz, on top of Android 6 Marshmallow.

And sometimes, to demonstrate something you have on your phone, you might want to take a screenshot. How do you do this? Well, nothing has changed in this regard on the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, the shortcut to take a screenshot is the same as on earlier Samsung phones:

  • Touch and hold down simultaneously the Home key (below the display) and the Power/Lock key (on the right) for a couple of seconds
You will see a little animation showing you a quick preview of the screenshot that you have captured and you will be able to later find it in the Gallery application. Your most recent screenshot will also automatically appear as a notification in the dropdown shade, from where you can quickly share it online.



1. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Hmm.. Looks like slow news days MWC is over

2. sssm23 unregistered

touch wiz is really Nokia

3. Carlitos

Posts: 673; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

They probably still have palm swipe to capture. Honestly one of the few features I use most

4. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

I'd rather use the button combo.. Palm swipe sometimes doesn't work and then the picture or thing you screenshotting gets moved

14. aegislash

Posts: 1516; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Palm Swipe is abysmal on S6 Edge and Edge+. Button combo works so much better.

5. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

The process of taking a screen shot on the S7/S7 Edge is essentially the same for every other device out there, pressing the Home & Power button.

6. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Do people actually use buttons to take screenshots on the Galaxy S? NO! What use the long way? The best and alternative way is with a palm swipe. Geez! PA, just keep everyone using their phone in the dinosaur age. This isn't an iPhone where you must use this method. This is a Galaxy. All Galaxy devices support "palm swipe" for screenshots.

10. Dee79

Posts: 307; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Palm swipe doesn't always work, it can be so annoying. Buttons are more reliable and really easy

17. benno

Posts: 94; Member since: Apr 17, 2015

Palm swipe sucks. Granted this is a pretty boring story but the button combo is much better.

7. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

just played with the new next big thing @ best buy. What a joke! couldnt figure out the diff between the s7 or s6! what blew my mind even more. 32gb model only has 11 gigs available! where is the other 20 gigs. tw cant be that heavy! 800 for 11 gigs is truely mind blowing

9. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

really? You can't figure out the difference? really? Than you're stupid. Signs usually help. The back on the phone is different. The UI is different too. You couldnt tell the difference because you didnt want too. Why even look at a phone you dont even plan to buy? You have the phone you like, so stop trolling and be happy with what you have.

11. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

He's obviously just trolling

8. MDave

Posts: 210; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

Joke of an article to be honest. Just use the palm swipe gesture, it will allow you to capture the screen in a sort of continuous picture. Also available on Marshmallow for the S6/Edge/Note.

12. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

11 gigs available. 20 gigs of tw and bloat

13. Quduz

Posts: 84; Member since: Aug 18, 2015

stupid troll 24 gigs available not 11

15. Be_Mine

Posts: 290; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

I like how it is in One Plus X. You just have to press the Power button one the side and hold. Three option appears on the screen, 1. Power Off. 2. Reboot. 3. Screenshot.

18. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Well in certain circumstances when that 3 option window appears, the thing you wanted to screenshot closes down. Am not sure in which thing it was, but it does happen

21. Be_Mine

Posts: 290; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

Haven't had such experience so far. Be it while playing Youtube videos from the app, WhatsApp, Facebook, Apple Music, Lock Screen, etc.

16. cncrim

Posts: 1588; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Off topic. Why can Samsung just build one S7 can squeeze all the baseband in like Nexus, Moto X and Iphone does. It work everywhere less firwware to keep track, much more lean and save money.

19. Inotamira

Posts: 173; Member since: Feb 06, 2016

What the f**k are you takin about O.o

20. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

I think his question is still understandable despite his poor grammar. If you didn't understand what he said then you should get back to elementary school.

22. Leandronb

Posts: 86; Member since: Jun 03, 2014

Doesi it support note 5 like feature like continuous print screen?

23. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Yes it does, even S6 will be capable of it once it's on Marshmallow update

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