Being able to take a screenshot has many benefits for Samsung Galaxy Note users. It helps you quickly capture that funny Snapchat picture, or it helps you capture a recipe you’ll make later or sometimes, it can be more convenient to take a screenshot rather than save an image to your Note’s image gallery. Whatever you’re using it for, I’m sure you’ll agree, it’s a handy feature of any smartphone.
The options below are specific to the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, so if you’re hoping to get your hands on the new Samsung Galaxy Note 8 or you have an older version of the Note, these directions might be slightly different for your model.
Screenshot Option One
This is the easiest and quickest way to take a screenshot on your Samsung Note 7.
- Open the content you wish to take a screenshot of
- Hold down your power button and your home button simultaneously
- Your screen will briefly flash, indicating your screenshot has been successfully captured
- You will notice your screenshot has now appeared in your notifications bar at the top of your screen
- Edit by clicking the notification
Screenshot Option Two
This option is a little more technical but a fun way to take a screenshot. So, if for some reason your home or power button is broken, this option is best for you.
- Open the content you want to screenshot
- Place your hand on either the left or right-hand side of your screen
- Swipe your hand inwards from your chosen side
- Your screen will flash just like the earlier screenshotting option
Tip: Not working? Make sure to check your motion settings in the general settings menu!
After you’ve taken your screenshot
After you’ve taken a screenshot you’ll be immediately faced with an editing screen. This screen includes a button labelled ‘capture more’ or ‘scroll capture’. This feature allows you to screenshot entire web pages or conversations and knits them together into one large image.
Other features on the editing screen including the ability to add text to your image, add a filter to your screenshot, crop your image and other options. Don’t worry if you don’t want to edit on the spot. Simply click on the image or press your back button to remove this editing menu.
You can always edit the photo at a later date, by finding it in your image gallery. Or, alternatively, you can swipe down on your home screen to navigate to the screenshot you’ve just taken. As it will appear as a notification - just in case you forget you’ve captured it!
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