Learn how to take a screenshot on the Samsung Galaxy S21/S21+/S21 Ultra (SM-G991, SM-G996, SM-G998). If you are like most users, you probably take a lot of screenshots on your phone for various reasons. Maybe you want to show something to your friends, or maybe you just want to save something for later. No matter what, taking screenshots is a very important feature that all Android phones have, including the Galaxy S21.
If you have just gotten a brand new Samsung Galaxy S21, you might be wondering how to take a screenshot. Most Samsung phones have the same or similar methods for taking screenshots. If you have used a Galaxy device before, you might be familiar with this article. If not, go ahead learn how to take a screenshot.
How To Take a Screenshot on the Samsung Galaxy S21 and S21 Ultra
1. Galaxy S21 Screenshot – Hardware Keys
The first method to take a screenshot on your Galaxy S21 is to use the physical keys located on the side of the phone. This is the traditional method that is used the most.
Grab your phone, press the power button, and volume down button at the same time. Do not release the keys until the screen flashes white. This indicates that a screenshot has been taken. After the screen flashes white, a small menu bar will appear at the bottom of the screen. The menu will have three buttons. The first button is to edit and crop the image. The second button is to enable Scroll Capture, while the third button is to share the image on social media.
2. Galaxy S21 Screenshot – Palm Swipe to Capture
If for some reason the first method does not work due to broken buttons or some other issue, then you take a screenshot on your Galaxy S21 using the “Palm Swipe to Capture” feature. This is Samsung’s solution and does not require any hardware button.
To enable Palm Swipe, go to Settings -> Advanced Features -> Motions and Gestures. There will be an option called Palm swipe to capture. It is disabled by default. Tap on it to enable. Now swipe your hand across the screen to take a screenshot. The phone will vibrate to indicate that the task has been accomplished.
3. Galaxy S21 Screenshot – Assistant Menu
If you want something easier to work with, then you can try Assistant Menu. This is the last resort if all the hardware keys of your Galaxy S21 are broken and nothing else works for you.
To enable Assistant Menu, go to Settings > Accessibility > Interaction and dexterity and tap on the Assistant menu. A small circle will appear. Tap on the circle. A number of options will appear. Tap on Screenshots. The screen will flash white, indicating that a screenshot has been taken.
These are some ways you can take a screenshot on the Samsung Galaxy S21. It is nice of Samsung to include a few software features to be able to take screenshots when the hardware buttons are broken. Do you have any other ways to take a screen capture? Let us know below.
Using a s21 ultra the button method is not working. It just tur s off the phone.
It sure was awkward trying to push both of those buttons at the same time, but it worked my second try.