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How to Take Screenshots on Samsung Galaxy J6 / J8

Here is the perfect guide to start exploring Samsung Galaxy J6 and Galaxy J8. Through the steps ahead, we will list down correct methods on how users can take screenshots on the new Galaxy smartphones. The latest J series phone do come with a lot of features that the higher end Galaxy flagships ship with. One key thing that the J6 and J8 carry is Samsung’s Experience UI — previously TouchWiz. Thanks to this skin overlay, there are tons of accessibility functions which make navigating and generally, using the phone that much easier. With our guide, in addition to the button method, we will explain complete steps on how to take screenshots on latest 2018 Samsung Galaxy J6 / J8 smartphones.

Screen grabs are something which a lot of users utilize on a daily basis. Whether it is a game high score they have just set, capturing a picture from Snapchat or even capturing conversations, screenshots do come in handy. However, due to variance in Android devices, manufacturers and general hardware, the procedure sometimes becomes a bit modified. With the steps ahead, users can find out how to take screenshots on Galaxy J6 and Galaxy J8 smartphones — procedure for taking long / scroll screenshots included as well.

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There are two methods that you can follow in order to take a screenshot on Samsung Galaxy J6 / J8. 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. If new gestures or any easier way of taking screenshots is discovered, we will add that to the list above. Further, both of these methods can be extended to take long screenshots through Scroll Capture.

As a bonus, you can now also try out the Android P screenshot editor app on your Samsung Galaxy J6 / J8.

1. How To Take Screenshots Using Hardware Buttons:

This one is one of the fastest and most convenient ways to take screenshots on your Samsung Galaxy J6 / J8. 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 shows 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 Capture Screenshot 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.

3. How to Capture Long Screenshots with Scroll Capture:

Trying to save a messaging conversation that is longer than a single screenshot? The process ahead will allow you to utilize Samsung Experience’s built-in Scroll Capture feature to save longer screenshots.

Step 1 – Capture a screenshot from the starting point through either Method 1 or 2.

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Step 2 – Once captured, there would be further options displayed on screen along with the preview of the screenshot on the bottom-right. From these options, select Scroll Capture.

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Step 3 – Once you tap on Scroll Capture, the device would automatically scroll down till it fills with new content. A new screenshot would be taken and it would be stitched to the older one taken in Step 1.

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Step 4 – You can continue repeating Step 3 till all your information is captured. The final image would look similar to this, height will vary depending on how many times you Scroll Capture.

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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 J6 / J8 to your computer, make sure you have the right apps to do that. You should have latest Samsung USB drivers so you phone is easily recognized by the computer.

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

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