Learn how to take screenshots of Galaxy S10, S10 Plus and S10e. Samsung announced the Galaxy S10 lineup along with a bunch of other products at this year’s Unpacked event such as the Galaxy Buds, Galaxy Watch Active, Galaxy Fit, and the much awaited Galaxy Fold which is quite interesting, to say the least. The Samsung Galaxy S10 lineup of devices come with Android 9 Pie along with Samsung’s new skin over Android called One UI. With a new device often comes a slightly new learning curve; however, if you’ve used any Samsung Galaxy flagship recently, then you wouldn’t have to worry about figuring out small things like taking a screenshot.
Something about Galaxy S10, Samsung has always been known for their mobile displays but that is particularly best with the Galaxy S10 which has brought an 18 by 9 aspect ratio Super AMOLED qHD resolution display with radically improved brightness. Further, the display has almost no bezels which make for a best-in-class viewing experience. To achieve this, Samsung has utilized a display cut-out which houses the front camera. Once you take screenshots, that area will be filled rather than being blank which makes sense. Ahead, we have detailed all the methods you can use to take screenshots on Galaxy S10.
If you’re switching over from any other Android/iOS device, then the most basic thing to learn first is how to take a screenshot on your new device. So without wasting much time, let’s check out how to take a screenshot on the Galaxy S10.
How to Take Screenshots Samsung Galaxy S10 / S10 Plus / S10e
We have written different methods with which you can take screenshots on Galaxy S10 / S10 Plus / S10e:
1. How To Take Screenshots Using Hardware Buttons:
This method is one of the fastest and most convenient ways to take screenshots on your Samsung Galaxy S10 / S10 Plus / S10e. 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 S10 / S10 Plus / S10e 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.