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How to take a screenshot with the Samsung Galaxy S20

Check out the myriad of ways you can take a screenshot with Samsung's Galaxy S20 smartphones!
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April 15, 2021
Samsung Galaxy S20 display

The Samsung Galaxy S20 series of smartphones is now available for sale. Like many previously released phones in the Galaxy S series, there are actually several different methods when taking a screenshot with the Galaxy S20. Some of them are easier than others. Here’s a quick look at all the known methods of taking a Samsung Galaxy S20 screenshot.

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Method 1: Hold the buttons

Samsung Galaxy S20 side edge

This is the most common way to take a screenshot and, more or less, it works on all Android smartphones. Just press and hold the volume down and power buttons simultaneously and the screenshot should be created in a second or two.

Step-by-step instructions:

  1. Navigate to the content you want to capture.
  2. Press and hold the volume down and power buttons simultaneously.

Method 2: Palm swipe

Taking a screenshot on the Galaxy S20 with a palm swipe may feel a bit odd when you first try it out, but you will get the hang of it pretty quickly. Just swipe the side of your palm across the whole display from left to right or vice versa to take the screenshot. This method will need to be enabled first by heading to Settings > Advanced features > Motion and gestures > Palm swipe to capture.

Step-by-step instructions:

  1. Navigate to the content you want to capture.
  2. Swipe the side of your palm across the display.

Method 3: Smart capture

Samsung Galaxy S20 Android 10 One UI 2

This method of grabbing a Galaxy S20 screenshot lets you capture the entire page of a website instead of just what you see on your screen. You start by taking a regular screenshot by pressing and holding the volume down and power buttons simultaneously (method one), or with a palm swipe (method two).

Once that’s done, a few options will pop up at the bottom of the screen. Select “Scroll capture” and keep tapping on it to continue going down the page. Your Galaxy Note 10 will take multiple screenshots of the page and then stitch them all together to create the final product.

Make sure you enable this Galaxy S10 screenshot method by going to Settings > Advanced Features > Screenshots and screen recorder > Screenshot toolbar.

Step-by-step instructions:

  1. Navigate to the content you want to capture.
  2. Take a screenshot with the volume down and power buttons or a palm swipe.
  3. Tap the Scroll capture option that shows up at the bottom.
  4. Keep pressing the Scroll capture button to continue going down the page.

Method 4: Bixby

Samsung’s Bixby digital assistant lets you take a Galaxy S20 screenshot with a simple voice command. Just press and hold the phone’s dedicated Bixby button on the phone and say, “Take a screenshot.”

You can also use Bixby to take a screenshot just by saying, “Hi Bixby,” but you have to set up the feature by going to Bixby home > Settings > Voice wake-up.

Step-by-step instructions:

  1. Navigate to the content you want to capture.
  2. Press and hold the Bixby button or say “Hi Bixby.”
  3. Say “Take a screenshot” when the digital assistant is activated.

Method 5: Google Assistant

In addition to Bixby, the Galaxy S20 phones all have Google Assistant on board, which also lets you take a screenshot with a voice command. Just say, “OK Google,” to bring up Assistant. Then just say, “Take a screenshot,” or type in the command with the keyboard.

Step-by-step instructions:

  1. Navigate to the content you want to capture.
  2. Say, “OK Google.”
  3. Say, “Take a screenshot”, or type in the command with the keyboard.

Method 6: Smart select

Samsung’s Smart Select feature is great when you only want to capture a specific part of the content displayed on the screen. You can take a screenshot in two different shapes (square or oval) and even create a GIF.

Make sure this method is enabled in your settings first. To check if it’s turned on, head to Settings > Display > Edge screen > Edge panels.

Step-by-step instructions:

  1. Navigate to the content you want to capture.
  2. Open the Edge panel and choose the Smart Select option.
  3. Select the shape you want to use for the screenshot.
  4. Select the area you want to capture and tap Done.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra screen in hand
Samsung Galaxy S20
The Samsung Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus, and Galaxy S20 Ultra are super-premium 5G smartphones from the South Korean company. No matter what you're looking for, the Galaxy S20 line likely has something to suit your needs.

These are all the known methods for taking a Galaxy S20 screenshot.