How to take a screenshot on a Samsung Galaxy S10 in 5 different ways

There are several ways to take a screenshot on the Samsung Galaxy S10.

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There are several ways to take a screenshot on the Samsung Galaxy S10.
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It’s surprising how often you need to take a screenshot on your phone – whether it’s to capture a moment from a social media post, freeze the winning screen in a game, or grab the image of a web page.

The good news is that not only is it easy to capture a screenshot on your Galaxy S10, there are several different ways you can do it – so you can rely on whichever one is easiest or works best for you.

How to take a screenshot on a Galaxy S10 using buttons

Though Samsung gives you a few different ways to take a screenshot, the traditional way – which is most similar to the method you may know from other phones – is to use the buttons on the side of the phone.

1. Set up the screen the way you want to capture it.

2. Press the Volume Down and Power buttons simultaneously, and hold them for a second or two until the screenshot is taken. You’ll see the screen flash and shrink slightly.

You can grab any screen on the Galaxy S10 by pressing the Volume Down and Power buttons.

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You can grab any screen on the Galaxy S10 by pressing the Volume Down and Power buttons.
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3. The screenshot toolstrip will appear at the bottom of the screen for a few seconds. You can use the tools to tweak the image or, if you do nothing, the screenshot will be saved automatically to the Gallery.

How to take a screenshot on a Galaxy S10 using your palm

Many Android phones let you do common tasks with gestures, and the S10 allows you to take a screenshot by sliding the edge of your palm across the screen. This should be turned on by default, but if you want to make sure, do this:

1. Open the Settings app.

2. Tap “Advanced features.”

3. Tap “Motions and gestures.”

4. Make sure “Palm swipe to capture” is on by swiping the switch to the right.

Once it’s configured, you can take a screenshot using your palm. To do that:

1. Set up your screen with the content you want to screenshot.

2. Place the edge of your palm on the edge of the S10’s screen, so your pinkie is pointing along the long side of the phone.

3. In one smooth motion, slide your palm across the phone. You can do this in either direction – right to left or left to right.

Swipe your palm across the screen to take a screenshot.

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Swipe your palm across the screen to take a screenshot.
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You’ll see the screen flash and shrink, indicating the screenshot was successfully captured.

How to take a screenshot on a Galaxy S10 using Bixby

Bixby, which is Samsung’s personal assistant (similar to Apple’s Siri), can take a screenshot on your behalf as well. Assuming that Bixby has been set up (if it isn’t configured, press the Bixby button below the volume controls on the left side of the S10 to get Bixby ready for business), here is what you need to do:

1. Set up your screen with the content you want to screenshot.

2. Say, “Hey Bixby, take a screenshot.”

Bixby will take a screenshot and save the image in the Gallery.

How to screenshot a portion of the Galaxy S10 screen with Edge panels

The S10 has a few Edge panels that you can enable and access quickly with a swipe on the side of the screen. You can’t use an Edge panel to take a full-screen screenshot, but you can use an Edge panel to grab a segment of the screen.

Before you can use an Edge Panel to capture part of the screen, you need to turn on the appropriate panel – it’s not on by default.

1. Start the Settings app.

2. Tap “Display” and then tap “Edge screen.”

3. Tap “Edge panels” to see the list of available panels.

4. The first one – Apps edge – is probably already enabled. Tap “Smart select” to make sure it is enabled as well.

Turn on the Smart select panel if you want the ability to grab parts of the screen using the Edge panel.

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Turn on the Smart select panel if you want the ability to grab parts of the screen using the Edge panel.
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Once you’ve turned it on, here’s how to capture a portion of the screen with the Edge panel:

1. Set up the screen with the content you want to capture.

2. Swipe from the right edge of the screen towards the left, above the halfway point of the screen. If you are on the phone’s home page, that would be above the Google Assistant search box. On any other screen, just swipe high enough on the screen that you’re above the midpoint.

3. Swipe until you see the Smart select options. If you have more than one panel activated, you might need to swipe a few times.

The Smart select panel lets you grab a portion of the screen.

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The Smart select panel lets you grab a portion of the screen.
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4. When you see the Smart select panel, tap the tool you want, such as the rectangle.

5. Position and resize the selection on the screen, and then tap “Done.”

The Rectangle and Oval tools let you grab a section of the screen. You can even grab an animated GIF.

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The Rectangle and Oval tools let you grab a section of the screen. You can even grab an animated GIF.
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6. When you are ready, tap the Save button at the bottom of the screen (it’s a downward-pointing arrow) to save the selection to the Gallery.

How to take a scrolling capture of the Galaxy S10 screen

When you take a full screenshot using any of the methods above – using the buttons, your palm, or Bixby – you can tweak the screenshot before you save it using the screenshot toolstrip that appears at the bottom of the screen for a few seconds. Perhaps the most powerful feature in the toolstrip is the scrolling capture button, which lets you take screenshot of web pages that are much longer than the phone’s display.

1. Set up the screen with the content you want to capture, such as a web page.

2. Take the screenshot using the buttons, palm, or Bixby method.

3. When the toolstrip appears, tap the scrolling capture button to extends the length of the screenshot. Every time you tap the button, it adds extra length of the bottom of the screenshot, so you can tap it repeatedly for a very long page.

The scrolling capture button lets you make very tall screenshots of lengthy web pages.

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The scrolling capture button lets you make very tall screenshots of lengthy web pages.
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There are other options in the toolstrip, including a crop button, an annotation button (so you can draw on the screenshot), and a share button.

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