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Here is How to Capture Screenshots on Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)

For all new Galaxy A7 (2018) users, here is a detailed tutorial showing how to take screenshots on the new smartphone. Samsung’s recent A series flagship is a surprising one. It is the brand’s first triple camera smartphone whilst also carrying a fingerprint scanner placed underneath the power button. Fortunately, we had a chance to play around with the phone — check our first impressions on Galaxy A7 (2018). Apart from obvious hardware changes, Galaxy A7 (2018) also carries Samsung Experience skin on top of Android Oreo. We expect a Pie release to arrive quite soon. Nevertheless, use this guide to learn how to take screenshots on your Galaxy A7 (2018).

One key benefit that users get with a custom skin on top of Android, is the extra accessibility functionality. With Samsung Experience on Galaxy A7 (2018), there is a similar case as users can take screenshots through multiple methods in addition to the standard button combination. For us, we absolutely love the palm swipe gesture as it is the most easiest to implement. Find detailed procedure on how to take screenshots on Galaxy A7 (2018) with the following guide.

How to Take Screenshots - Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)

There are two methods that you can follow in order to take a screenshot on Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018). 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.

As a bonus, you can now also try out the Android P screenshot editor app on your Samsung Galaxy Galaxy A7 (2018).

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 A7 (2018). 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.

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 A7 (2018) 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.