How to Take Screenshots on Samsung Galaxy Note 8

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Find out how to take screenshots on the newly announced Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Samsung has bounced back from the previous Note mishap and till now, the Note 8 seems quite promising. The phone is set to be with consumers later this month but till then, you can start knowing a little bit more about the phone. Previously, all Note phones came with front facing physical buttons but this time around, the screen extends to the very edge leaving no space for physical buttons. Due to this, there are few changes in how you manipulate the phone. You can take screenshots easily on the Galaxy Note 8 with the methods given below. As the phone comes with a 2K display, screenshots would be taken in the native resolution. Haven’t purchased the Galaxy Note 8 yet? Read our Galaxy Note 8 buying guide for US, for UK and for Canada. Further, once you take the screenshots, you can edit it with photo editor. Following is a detailed guide on how to take screenshots on Samsung Galaxy Note 8.

As mentioned, the removal of front facing buttons would be quite new to loyal Samsung users. Further, the phone comes with an additional button on the left side which is called the Bixby button. This button is used to activate the Bixby voice assistant. There are few methods which you can use to take screenshots. Lets take a detailed look at all the methods below!

Galaxy Note 8 Take Screenshots

There are two methods that you can follow in order to take a screenshot on Samsung Galaxy Note 8. You can take screenshots by:

  • Hardware buttons
  • Palm swipe gesture

Both of these methods are to make the whole process easy. Pick the one you find the simplest and has less of a hassle.

1. How To Take Screenshot Using Hardware Buttons:

This one is one of the fastest and most convenient ways to take a screenshot on your Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Just follow these quick steps to take one right now:

Step 1 – Open the application/screen which you want to take a screenshot of.

Step 2 – Now press and hold the Power and Volume Down buttons together.

Step 3 – You will see a quick animation and hear a feedback sound that will show that a screenshot was just taken.

Easy, eh? Next, we have the cool palm swipe gesture that is even faster to quickly take a screenshot on your phone.

2. How to Take Screenshots with Palm-Swipe Gesture:

Galaxy Note 8 - Palm Swipe Screenshot

This feature has been included in almost all of the latest Samsung TouchWiz phones (i.e. Android phones from Samsung that are not more than 2 years old). This feature is usually enabled by default, but in case it does not work — here is how to enable the feature and use it:

Step 1 – You need to activate the gesture itself before you can actually use it. In order to do so, go into the Settings app and select the Motion menu.

Step 2 – From the Motion menu, find out Hand Motions and then check the Palm Swipe to capture check-box.

Step 3 – Close the settings app, head to the screen which you want to capture.

Step 4 – Here is the fun part — now shape your hand like a knife (your thumb facing up) and swipe across the screen horizontally from either side, edge to edge. If you do it correctly, a swipe animation will trigger and it will save the screenshot.

— How to Find Saved Screenshots?

If’s very easy to find them. You can go to the Gallery app and look for the Screenshots folder/album. Or manually, you can go to the Pictures > Screenshots folder in your phone memory and check all the screenshots you have taken so far.

To transfer screenshots and other media from Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to your computer, make sure you have the right apps to do that. You should have latest Galaxy Note 8 USB drivers so your phone is easily recognized by the computer.

Samsung Smart Switch will allow you to transfer your content from your phone to Windows PC and Mac easily. Similarly, Android File Transfer can also get the job done if you are a Mac user.