This Galaxy S8 how-to guide shows you three different methods to take screenshot on Galaxy S8 and S8+ without using any apps: physical buttons (Volume down+Power), palm swipe, and Assistant menu.
All these 3 methods work on all models of Galaxy S8 and S8+.
And of course, it is NOT necessary to install any apps.
Use physical buttons to take screenshot on Galaxy S8 and S8+?
Samsung ditched the physical Home button in Galaxy S8 and S8+, and switched to on-screen navigation buttons as explained in new features of Galaxy S8 and S8+.
You can even change the location of the Recents and Back buttons.
But missing physical Home button means the old method of using Home button and Power button to take screenshot will not work on Galaxy S8 and S8+.
Now, Samsung gives you a new button combination to take screenshot on Galaxy S8 and S8+: Volume down button and Power button.
You may check Galaxy S8 layout page if you are not familiar with the location of these buttons.
So, to take a screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+, you just need to hold down both the Volume down button and Power button simultaneously as shown below.
This method actually is from stock Android. Most other Android vendors already implemented this method in their Android devices.
In the past, because of the physical Home button, Samsung did not implement this method for taking screenshots in Galaxy phones.
Use palm swipe to take screenshot on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+
The second method to take screenshot on Galaxy S8 and S8+ (and all other Samsung Galaxy devices as well) is to use the side of your palm to swipe across the screen as shown below.
You may need to enable this feature in Settings —Advanced features— Palm swipe to capture.
This method is a bit tricky, but fun.
You need to try it a few times before you can master it.
Use Assistant menu to take screenshot on Galaxy S8 and S8+?
Assistant menu is an accessibility tool to help owners who require dexterity assistance. But it can be very useful for special purposes.
One of the nice features in Galaxy S8 Assistant menu is that you can use it to take screenshot on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+.
This is actually the easiest way to take screenshot on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. Even your grandma can master it easily.
By default, Assistant menu is not enabled in Galaxy S8 and S8+.
To use Assistant menu to take screenshot on Galaxy S8 and S8+, you must enable it in Settings — Accessibility — Dexterity and interaction —Assistant menu.
Once enabled, you can find a floating button in Galaxy S8 home screen. You can tap the button to expand it and find the screenshots option.
Can you use these 3 methods to take screenshot on Galaxy S8 and S8+ now?
If you have any questions or encounter any problems to take screenshot on Galaxy S8 and S8+, please let us know them in the comment box below.
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You may also check our Galaxy S8 guides:
- Galaxy S8 new features guide covers all new and unique features of Galaxy S8 and S8+.
- Galaxy S8 how-to guides give you detailed step-by-step guides on using most features of Galaxy S8 and S8+.
- Galaxy S8 user manuals lets you download official Samsung Galaxy S8 user manuals in your won language.
- Galaxy S8 camera guides covered everything related to Galaxy S8 camera is covered in Galaxy S8 camera guides section.
- Galaxy S8 accessories guides help you find the perfect accessories for Galaxy S8 and S8+.
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