You’re a proud owner of one of Samsung’s best phones to date, the Galaxy Note 20
or Note 20 Ultra
. Congratulations! As you're getting to know your new device, you might find some differences in how things work compared to your old phone. We've already covered how to turn off your Galaxy Note 20
And now you want to take a screenshot, but you're not quite sure what the magic combination is on the Note 20? Changes in the screenshot shortcut aren't uncommon, even between different Samsung models.
How to take a screenshot on the Galaxy Note 20 using the hardware buttons
Taking a screenshot on the Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra is super easy, here's what you do:
Press down the volume down and power buttons at the same time and quickly releasing them. If you hold too long, you’ll get to the power menu.
You should see the animation that signals that a screenshot has been taken, along with a sound effect.
After the screenshot is taken, you get a few shortcuts that you can use to edit the screenshot or quickly share it to different messaging apps or email.
But the Note 20 series has another way to let you capture parts of your screen: with the S Pen.
How to take a screenshot on the Galaxy Note 20 using the S Pen
To select part of your display and get a screenshot out of it, just pull out your S Pen and from the menu that pops up, choose Smart select. If you're already using your S Pen, tap on the floating bubble with the pen icon and then on Smart select.
Smart select is one of the many things you can do with your S Pen
With Smart select you can choose a rectangular area or a shape of your choosing to screenshot and then share or draw/write on.
That’s it, now you know how to take a screenshot on your Galaxy Note 20 or Note 20 Ultra.