Take a screenshot on a Samsung Galaxy Note 10

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There are plenty of easy ways to take a screenshot on Samsung phones, and there are many situations where a screenshot can be useful – whether you want to share something you came across online with friends or obtain image proof of your latest findings with colleagues.

We will be using the Galaxy Note 10 as our guide, but these screenshot methods cover most Samsung Galaxy smartphones, including Galaxy S20 and Note 10 Plus.

There are four ways to take a screenshot on a Samsung Galaxy Note 10. You can choose whichever method works best for you.

Power and volume buttons

Like most Android smartphones, the easiest method to take a screenshot on a Samsung phone is by using the power and volume buttons. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Go to the screen page you want to screenshot.
  2. Press the Power and Volume Down buttons simultaneously for one second, and release them quickly – holding the buttons too long will display options to shut down.
  3. You’ll see the screen flash, and the screenshot toolstrip will show up at the bottom bar that pops on the screen. You can use the tools to edit (crop and draw) the screenshot or leave it the way it is, and the screenshot will be saved automatically to the Gallery app.

Palm swipe hand gesture

Another easy way to take a screenshot on the Note 10 is by swiping your palm across the phone screen. The palm swipe settings should be on by default, but you can check by going to the settings app > Advanced features > Motions and gestures > Palm swipe to capture. Make sure it’s on by toggling the switch to the right. Once it’s enabled, here’s how to screenshot:

  1. Go to the screen page you want to screenshot.
  2. Place your hand vertically on either the left or right edge of the phone screen.
  3. In one sleek motion, slide your palm across the phone screen. You can do this either from left-to-right or right-to-left.

The screenshot is done and will be saved automatically to the Gallery app. This is one method that’s quite tricky to do and may take some practice to get used to.

Bixby voice

You can also use Bixby (which is Samsung’s version of Apple’s Siri) to take a screenshot. Bixby is automatically set up and ready to take your commands, to do this:

  1. Go to the screen page you want to screenshot.
  2. Press and hold the power button to launch Bixby.
  3. Once Bixby is activated, continue to hold the power button and say, “Take a screenshot.”
  4. Bixby will take the screenshot and automatically save it in your Gallery.
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S Pen

Lastly, you can use the S pen (with annotations) to take a screenshot.

  1. Pull out the S Pen from its slot at the bottom of your Note 10.
  2. Launch Air Command by using the S Pen to tap the Air Command button located on the right side of the screen.
  3. Tap Screen write in the menu that pops up.
  4. Bixby will capture the screenshot, which you can edit with the stylus.
  5. To save the edited screenshot, tap Save at the top-right of the screen.

Screenshot on Galaxy Note 10 FAQs

Answer to related questions people also ask:

How do I take a screenshot with my Samsung Note?

To screenshot on your Samsung Note, Press and hold the S Pen anywhere on the screen. The screenshot will open automatically – you can then crop, share, or add a short note to the image. You can also capture your screen by pressing the Home key and the Power/Lock key at the same time. Your screenshot will be copied to the clipboard and saved in the Gallery > Screenshot folder.

How do I Screenshot on my Samsung Note 20?

To take a screenshot on the Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra, Press down the volume down and power buttons simultaneously and quickly release them.

How do you take a screenshot by swiping?

Go to “Settings” and tap “Advanced Features.”

Scroll down and toggle on the “Palm Swipe To Capture” option.

To capture your screen, place your hand vertically on either the left or right edge of the screen, and then swipe to take a screenshot.

What is smart capture Samsung?

Samsung screen capture is a feature that lets you capture parts of the screen that are out of sight. It can automatically scroll down any page or image and take a screenshot of the part that is hidden from view. Additionally, Smart Capture will merge all the screenshots into one image – allowing you to crop and share the screenshot. To turn on Smart Capture: Go to Settings, search, and select Smart Capture. Next, touch the slider to turn it on.

What is the top button on the S Pen for?

The top button on the S Pen opens the S-Pen menu when you have the pen out. The S Pen top clicker makes it possible to pull out of the phone.

How do I use the S Pen button?

To use the S Pen, remove it from your smartphone by pressing softly on the end. Once you remove the S Pen, your smartphone will vibrate momentarily. Another way to activate the S Pen is by hovering it over the screen and pressing the S Pen button twice.

How do you take a screenshot easily?

To easily take a screenshot on Galaxy A21, A51, M21, and M31, quickly press and release the Power and volume down keys simultaneously. Your device’s screen will flash, and the screenshot will be saved.

How do you send a screenshot to someone?

To send a screenshot to anyone: After taking the screenshot, swipe down the notification panel and tap “Share.” Then, choose from one of the options to share your screenshot.

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