How to take a screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S21

How to take a screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S21
So, there’s some juicy gossip going on with one of your friends on Instagram… and you want to take a screenshot of that chat and send it to another friend. Or you've just found a fantastic martini recipe and you want to save it for later to try out. Taking a screenshot is a very simple way to save information, аnd all screenshots are conveniently saved on your phone. If you have a Samsung Galaxy S21, a Galaxy S21+, or a Galaxy S21 Ultra, here’s how to take a screenshot on your phone, view it, and edit it.

How to take a screenshot on your Samsung Galaxy S21


Once you’re on the screen you want to take a screenshot of, press both the power button and the volume down button at the same time. You don't need to hold the buttons, just press them: the screenshot taking is instant.


Be careful not to hold the two buttons as instead of taking a screenshot, the phone will display the shut down/restart menu. If you have successfully triggered the screenshot-taking mechanism, that gorgeous AMOLED display will flash in a second to show you a screenshot has been taken and that it has been saved to your Gallery.

How to take a screenshot of a whole webpage with your Samsung Galaxy S21


This is exactly what the Scroll Capture mode is for: it helps you take a screenshot of a whole webpage (when you need to scroll to view all content). When you press the volume downand the power button together to take a screenshot with the method mentioned above, you then need to tap the Scroll Capture (the first option that shows up at the bottom of the screen) to let the Galaxy automatically scroll down and take another screenshot. Repeat the action until the page stops scrolling down to capture the entire page. In the image below, you see how that screenshot looks like.

How to edit your screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S21


Right after the shot is taken, your Galaxy S21 will show you a menu with edit options. You will see four buttons: Scroll Capture mode, Crop/Draw, Tag, and Share. The Tag feature will help you find the screenshot easily within your Gallery. The function helps you tag and organize screenshots and photos in your Gallery. You can even create your own tag or use the default Samsung tags. The Share feature is pretty self-explanatory: it allows you to send the screenshot to one of your contacts.


The button Crop/Draw will allow you to crop the screenshot or write notes on it if you tap on the Pen icon.

The Scroll Capture mode is used to take a screenshot of an entire webpage on your Galaxy S21.

Alternative way to take a screenshot on Galaxy S21: Palm swipe



If you don't want to use the buttons to take a screenshot on your Galaxy, than you can use the cool option called Palm swipe. The feature is activated by default, so you just need to swipe on the screen from one edge to the other, gently, with the side of your palm, and you can take a screenshot.

If this feature doesn't work on your Galaxy S21, check if you didn't disable it by mistake. To enable/disable the Palm swipe feature, go to Settings > Advanced Features > Motions and Gestures > and toggle the Palm swipe to capture (the last option in the list of Motions and Gestures)

Where to find your screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S21


Screenshots are saved in your Samsung Galaxy S21’s Gallery app, where all your photos reside. If you want to see the screenshots only, you have to tap on Albums (at the bottom of the screen), and then choose the “Screenshots” album. From there you can edit, delete, or share your screenshots as any regular photo.

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Galaxy S21

PhoneArena Score:

8.5

User Score:

10.0
  • Display 6.2 inches 2400 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Triple camera) 10 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 8GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 4000 mAh
  • OS Android 11 Samsung One UI
Galaxy S21+

PhoneArena Score:

8.5

User Score:

8.0
  • Display 6.7 inches 2400 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Triple camera) 10 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 8GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 4800 mAh
  • OS Android 11 Samsung One UI
Galaxy S21 Ultra
  • Display 6.8 inches 3200 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 108 MP (Quad camera) 40 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 12GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 5000 mAh
  • OS Android 11 Samsung One UI

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