When you may want to take screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S6?
You may think you will never take screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S6. But this is probably not true.
Whenever you want to or need show someone remotely the screen of Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 edge, e.g., technical support for Galaxy S6, requesting help for some apps, bragging the achievement in a game, showing booking proofs or ordering info, sharing some key information on a website, or a location in the Google Map (not everyone always has internet connection), you will then find taking screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S6 can solve all these issues.
Of course, if you need share some eye-catching contents with your friends through MMS or social networks, screenshot can be a better option. If you share the article using sharing buttons in most websites, people need open the browser to read it online.
But how to take screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S6?
Someone may think taking screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S6 is too geeky or difficult.
Actually, it is very easy and simple, partially thanks to the home button in in Samsung Galaxy S6.
You do not need any apps to take screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S6. Actually most such apps require root.
In this guide, I will show you 2 different methods of taking a screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S6 without using any apps, or connecting to other devices.
In short, you can take screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S6 directly.
The two methods to take screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S6 are:
- pressing and holding Power + Home button simultaneously
- swiping your palm over the screen from right side or left side of the screen
These two methods works identically on Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge.
Take screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S6 with Home button + Power button
The first method for taking screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S6 is to press and hold Power button and Home button simultaneously. Please check Galaxy S6 layout or Galaxy S6 edge layout or Galaxy S6 edge+ layout to locate the buttons,
You will hear a shutter sound if you didn’t turn off the notification sound on Galaxy S6.
The key point of this method is you need press and hold the two buttons simultaneously. In reality, however, you always press one button earlier than the other.
So, the trick of this method of taking screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S6 is to press and hold power button slightly earlier. This is due to the associated functions of the individual buttons as explained in this page.
Just for your information, as detailed in Galaxy S6 layout page and galaxy S6 edge layout page, the Power button is on the right side of Galaxy S6 (or S6 edge), and the Home button is just below the screen.
If you get the power options using this method, it means you press the power button too early.
If you are redirected to home screen, it means you press the home button too early.
Take screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S6 with moving palm over the screen
The second method to take screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S6 is to swipe your palm over the screen from left side to right side, or from right side to left side, as shown below.
If nothing happens when you swipe your palm over the Galaxy S6 screen, you may need enable this feature in Settings—Motions and gestures — Palm swipe to capture.
This method is bit gimmick. The successful rate may be not as high as method 1. But if you master it, it is fun.
How to edit the screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S6
Screenshots taken on Samsung Galaxy S6 are automatically saved in Pictures folder in the storage. Unlike in some previous generations of Galaxy S phones, it will not pop out the image for editing.
So, after taking screenshot on Galaxy S6, you need go to Gallery app or Photos app to edit the picture as normal photos.
Of course, you can share it with other apps from Gallery app or Photos app.
Once the screenshot is taken, you should also get a notification, tap the message and follow the instructions to quickly share it without editing.
How to use Assistant menu to take screenshot for Galaxy S6 ad S6 edge?
In addition to two methods mentioned above, you can use the Assistant menu to take screenshot (print screen) for Galaxy S6, S6 edge and S6 wedge+.
Please follow this guide on using Assistant menu to take screenshot on Galaxy S6, S6 edge and S6 edge+.
How to use smart capture (scroll capture) to automatically scroll down and capture additional screenshots?
In Marshmallow update for Galaxy S6, S6 edge and S6 edge+, scroll capture (smart capture), which allows you to take multi-screen screenshots, is available. You can use capture more button to automatically scroll down and capture additional screenshots until the whole page is captured.
Scroll capture works for all apps that requires scrolling up and down.
If you want to take screenshot for multiple screens (e.g., a web page) in Galaxy S6, S6 edge and S6 edge+, please follow this guide.
Why I cannot take screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S6 when playing a video?
You may notice sometimes you cannot take screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S6 when using some apps or features, mainly playing videos. In this case, you should get a on-screen message telling you screenshot cannot be taken.
This is due to copyright reasons. Samsung disable screen capturing features for such apps.
If you really need take screenshot under this situation, you can take screenshot of Galaxy S6 from a PC using ADB tools.
Can you take screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S6? Do you have problems to take screenshot on Galaxy S6 edge?
If you have any questions or problems on capturing screen on Samsung Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 edge, please let us know them in the comment box below.
We will try to find a solution for you.
For other features of Galaxy S6, please check Galaxy S6 online manual page.
For detailed guides on how to use Samsung Galaxy S6, please check Galaxy S6 how-to guides page.
For detailed guides on how to use Galaxy S6 camera, please check Galaxy S6 camera guide page.
Please check Galaxy S6 Android Marshmallow update guide for more on new features in Android Marshmallow update for Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge and S6 edge+.