If you recently purchased the new Samsung Galaxy A3, this guide will show you how you can take a screenshot with it. Screen capturing has become one of the most used built-in capabilities of Android. Rather than describing a full settings configuration or explaining them one by one can be cumbersome so to avoid this, you may share a screenshot. This shows one of the many applications of this feature. Samsung has a generally same process to take a screenshot over all their devices, users who are new to this tradition can follow all the steps given below.

On Galaxy smartphones, you have an option to use a separate method along side the button pressing one. This different method, however needs to be activated first before using it. Believe us, when you get to use this feature, you would never go back to buttons again. 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 A3. 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 A3. 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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  1. Απλός Πολίτης Reply

    The 1st method with the buttons does not work because hold down the Home button brings up “Google Now”. The second works fine

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