The Samsung Galaxy S6 is one of the most beautiful phones to date. The only device that seems to beat it is the Galaxy S6 Edge.
With the new S6 devices, Samsung has certainly made a successful attempt in moving out of the iPhone’s shadow.
There are no longer any accusations that Samsung is trying to imitate the Apple phones. Besides the looks, the Galaxy S6 stands out for its powerful configuration.
It has an octa-core CPU that clocks up to 2.1GHz, a 16-MP camera, fingerprint scanner and a lot more than almost any other handset.
One of the most commonly asked questions among Galaxy S6 users is how to capture a screenshot.
This guide will touch upon the topic from two perspectives because there are two methods to accomplish the job. Find out how to take a screenshot and where to find the resultant image file.
Method 1: TAKE A SCREENSHOT USING THE BUTTON SHORTCUT (Home + Power)
This may be seen as a relatively easier method to capture a screenshot, but the other method isn’t much difficult as well. This is a more accurate method, but you will have to be precise to press the buttons simultaneously.
- Place a finger on the power button but make sure not to press it yet.
- Place another finger on the home button.
- Now press both the buttons simultaneously. If they are not pressed simultaneously, you will either put the device to sleep or enter home.
Once this is done accurately, you will have the screenshot saved in your Galaxy S6.
Method 2: TAKE A SCREENSHOT BY SWIPING THE SCREEN
The second method is more commonly referred to as the Palm Swipe method. You will have to use the Palm Swipe to Capture feature, but it can be used only if it has been enabled from within the settings.
In this method to capture the screenshot, it is not much about the method itself but more about activating it from the settings. So how to activate this function:
- Go to App Menu
- Enter Settings
- Tap on Motions & Gestures
- Activate Palm Swipe to Capture
Once this is done, the simplest method to take a screenshot is to wipe the edge of your hand over the S6’s display.
Where to find images after taking the screenshot (notification)
There are multiple ways for capturing the screenshot in a Samsung Galaxy S6. Similarly, there are many ways to find the captured image. The different ways are as following:
- That you have captured a screenshot will be displayed as an alert within the notification drawer of the device. You can easily access the image from here – view it, edit it, share it or delete it – whatever you may want.
- Secondly, you can find the screenshot stored as an image in the gallery.
- Thirdly, it will be stored in the folder /DCIM/Screenshots on the smartphone’s storage.
If the automatic image backup is turned on in Google+, Dropbox or Facebook, or other apps, the screenshot will automatically upload similar to pictures captured using your device’s camera.
Especially if you have installed Dropbox on your handset or computer, the screenshot will be available on your PC immediately after it has been captured using any of the above-mentioned methods.