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Take Screenshots on Samsung Galaxy Alpha – How To

Taking screenshots is definitely one of the easiest way of sharing information from your Samsung Galaxy Alpha. Be it a funny internet page, latest news or even or your home screen set up, you can easily capture your screen and upload the image for everyone else to see. People who just have purchased their Samsung Galaxy Alpha, are new to Samsung phones or are new to Android in general can make use of this post.

Users who are coming from Samsung devices should know that the process remains same but a newer, much intuitive method is also available compared to the usual button pressing one. The new method was introduced in Jelly Bean firmwares and basically it lets you use your palm to capture the screen and we think this is much better. We will be covering both in detail right below!

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Like we mentioned earlier, there are two methods that you can follow in order to take a screenshot on Samsung Galaxy Alpha. 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 Alpha. 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 Home 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:

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). In order to enable the feature and use it, we have compiled detailed steps below:

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.

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