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How to screenshot on Samsung Galaxy A phones

The screenshot is one of the most-used smartphone features. We use screenshots to share important data, memes, pictures, and a multitude of other activities.

Screenshots aren't limited to expensive flagships like the iPhone 13 Pro and Galaxy S22 Ultra. They're also readily available on more affordable phones — including Samsung's Galaxy A devices. Whether you have a Galaxy A53 5G, Galaxy A42, A13, etc., taking screenshots is a critical feature to know.




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What You Need

  • Sasmsung Galaxy A series phone

In case you’re new to the Galaxy A club and are having trouble taking screenshots, fret not, we’re here to help. Like all other Android smartphones, taking a snapshot on a Galaxy A device is easy. We will discuss a few different methods so you won’t ever get stuck while taking a screenshot on a Galaxy A series phone.

How to take a screenshot using button combinations

Let’s begin with the simplest of all. On any of the Samsung Galaxy A phones, you can take a screenshot by using the device keys. In order to make that happen, you need to follow these steps.

Step 1: Open the page you want to screenshot.

Step 2: Simultaneously press the Power + Volume down button until the screen flashes and you hear a click.

Step 3: You will find the captured screenshot in the Gallery or Photos app of your Galaxy A device.

How to take a screenshot using palm swipe

This method allows you to take a screenshot using a palm swipe gesture. It's not quite as convenient as the button combo, but it's another option at your disposal. Here's how it works.

Step 1: Open the Settings app on your Galaxy A phone.

Step 2: Scroll down the page and tap Advanced features.

Step 3: Tap on Motion and gestures and tap the toggle next to Palm swipe to capture.

Step 4: Set your hand on either side of the screen and swipe with your palm. The screen will flash once and you will see a notification saying your screenshot has been saved.

How to take a screenshot using scroll capture

In case you need a screenshot that is larger than the area of your display, you can use a feature called "scroll capture" on your Galaxy A phone. As the name implies, it allows you to take a screenshot, scroll down the page, and then take another screenshot. Your Galaxy A phone will stitch those multiple captures together, resulting in one long screenshot — useful for capturing a webpage, Twitter thread, etc.

Step 1: Navigate to the screen you want to capture.

Step 2: Hold down the Power button + Volume down key simultaneously. A Smart Capture menu will appear once you do this.

Step 3: In the Smart Capture menu, tap on the Scroll capture icon (the one with a downward arrow).

Step 4: The icon will bounce up and down. Tap the icon to begin capturing the screenshot and continue until you reach the desired spot or bottom of the page.

Step 5: To save the screenshot, tap outside the Smart Capture menu.

How to take a screenshot using voice assistant

Last but not least, the voice assistant on your Galaxy A phone can also be used for taking screenshots. If you use Google Assistant, say “OK Google, take a screenshot.” If you use Bixby, say, “Hey Bixby, take a screenshot”.

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