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How to take a screenshot on the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4

Capture either screen in its full glory.
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September 1, 2022

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is a very unique device with a foldable display, so it makes sense to wonder if things like taking a screenshot work the same way. Luckily, the concept is very similar, and Samsung has included multiple ways to take a screenshot on the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4. Let’s go over them together.

Read more: The best foldable phones available

QUICK ANSWER

The simplest way to take a screenshot on the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is to press the Power and Volume Down buttons simultaneously. Just make sure not to press and hold on to them for too long. Doing this will trigger the power options. For a screenshot, a quick press on the buttons will suffice.


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Take a screenshot on the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 using the physical buttons

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The beauty about Android is that often you don’t need to do any research to find out how to take a basic screenshot. This method works on nearly any Android device out there.

  1. Navigate to the page you want to take a screenshot of.
  2. Press the Power and Volume Down simultaneously. Remember not to hold the buttons for long, as this will trigger the power options. A quick press will suffice.
  3. Your phone will take a screenshot!

Try the Palm swipe gesture

Samsung devices have an amusing and simple gesture for taking a screenshot, and the Galaxy Z Fold 4 is not the exception. Palm swipe makes it possible to slide the edge of your palm across the screen to capture the display’s content. You must enable the feature first, though.

How to enable Palm swipe:

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Go into Advanced features.
  3. Select Motions and gestures.
  4. Toggle Palm swipe to capture.

How to take a screenshot using Palm swipe:

  1. Once the feature is enabled, navigate to the page you want to capture.
  2. Swipe the edge of your palm across the screen to capture a screenshot.
  3. Done!

Pull up the Assistant menu on the Galaxy Z Fold 4

The Assistant menu is for users who like one-handed use or prefer a simple window to access great tools. This menu includes “hardkeys, gestures, and other common interactions.” Like the previous feature, you’ll have to enable this one in the settings.

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Go into Accessibility.
  3. Hit Interaction and dexterity.
  4. Toggle Assistant menu on.
  5. This will pull up a floating button. Tap on it and select Screenshots.
  6. Your phone will take a screenshot of what the screen is showing.

Use voice commands with Bixby or Google Assistant

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Samsung devices have access to a couple of digital assistants: Bixby and Google Assistant. Luckily, you can use either to take a screenshot using voice commands.

If you’re using Bixby:

  1. Navigate to the page you want to capture.
  2. To wake the assistant, press and hold the Side button or say, “Hi, Bixby.”
  3. Say, “Take a screenshot.”

If you’re using Google Assistant:

  1. Navigate to the page you want to capture.
  2. To wake the assistant say, “OK, Google.”
  3. Say, “Take a screenshot.”

Take a screenshot using Flex mode

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Ryan Haines / Android Authority

There are multiple ways to use your Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4. You can use it in its slim mode by keeping it folded close and using the external display. It’s also possible to unfold it and take advantage of the much larger screen. There’s also something that falls in the middle, though. Users can unfold the phone halfway and use one side as a platform while the other part of the screen sticks up. Doing this usually extends the image anyways, but there is a neat feature that can turn the bottom side of the screen into a set of tools. It’s called Flex mode.

Enable Flex mode:

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Go into Advanced Features.
  3. Hit Labs.
  4. Select Flex mode panel.
  5. Toggle on the apps you want to be able to use Flex mode with.

How to take a screenshot using Flex mode:

  1. Navigate to the page you want to take a screenshot of.
  2. Fold the device halfway (about 90 degrees).
  3. The bottom part of the screen will show a set of options and tools.
  4. Hit the Screenshot icon.
  5. The phone will take a screenshot.

Use Scroll Capture to take a screenshot on the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4

Scroll Capture is great for apps or websites that have more content than the screen can show at once. We used to have to take multiple screenshots to cover all content. With Scroll Capture, you can create a single long screenshot.

  1. Navigate to the page you want to capture.
  2. Take a screenshot.
  3. When the screenshot toolbar shows up, tap the Scroll Capture button.
  4. Tap on the screen when you want the feature to stop scrolling.

Where do my Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 screenshots go?

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A screenshot is just an image of your display’s content. It is pretty much like another photo on your phone, but you’ll have to dig a bit to find it, as it is sent to a different folder in your files. Any gallery app will do, but we’ll show you how to find your screenshot with Samsung’s pre-installed gallery app.

Where to find your screenshots:

  1. Open the Gallery app.
  2. Go into the Albums tab.
  3. Enter the Screenshots folder.
  4. Your screenshots will be there!

Alternatives: The best screenshot apps available

FAQs

Regardless of the method you use, the device will take a screenshot of whichever screen you’re using at the time. If your Galaxy Z Fold 4 is folded closed when you take a screenshot, it will capture the outer display. If it’s folded open, it will capture the internal display.

Unless you’re using the Scrolling Screenshot feature, screenshots will always be the same size as your screen resolution. This means the screenshot size will depend on which screen you capture. If you’re using the 7.6-inch screen, the resolution will be 1,812 x 2,176. The external display’s resolution is 904 x 2,316.

These will usually show up in the Gallery app. Go into Albums > Screenshots. Your screenshots will be there.

Yes, you can take scrolling screenshots on your Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4. Just take a screenshot, and tap on the Scroll Capture button. Tap on the screen when you want the feature to stop scrolling.

Screenshots are just images, so you can edit them just as you would any other photo. That said, an Edit button in the Screenshot tools shows up right after the screenshot is taken.