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How to Take Screenshots on Galaxy A7 (2016)

During December 2015, Samsung released its all new 2016 A Series lineup — followup to the original A Series. In this post, we will be looking at how you can take screenshots on the new Galaxy A7 (2016). As you’re reading this post, all new Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) phones are being shipped to different parts of the world, and before taking shipping of yours, you might want to know about the tricks and how-to’s about your new Galaxy A7 (2016). With this post we will be guiding you on how to simply take a screenshot on your Galaxy A7 (2016). Experienced Samsung users would already know the tradition around this part of the market, but to new users who are either coming from an Apple ecosystem or any smartphone manufacturer other than Samsung, can easily read this post to get all the details. There are multitude of methods you can utilize in order to successfully take screenshots hence we have listed all of them in this single and easy to follow article. You can just follow this post of how to take a screenshot on your new Samsung Galaxy A7.

As mentioned  on previous posts, Samsung wants similarity for it’s users, so if you are a loyal Samsung customer taking screenshots will be very easy. However, some latest features on phones like the Galaxy A7 (2016) need to be activated before using them. When you do, you would never go back to pushing buttons for a screenshot ever again. We will be covering both in detail right below!


There are two methods that you can follow in order to take a screenshot on Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016). 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 A7 (2016). 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). 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.

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Shamir Javed

Interested in all kinds of android products and love to write about them.
Cause every detail matters!

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