Samsung Galaxy S6 Screenshots Guide: How to capture, view, and share screenshots on S6

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There are different ways for you to capture screenshots on your Samsung Galaxy S6. By default, screenshots will be copied to the clipboard and saved to your phone's Gallery inside the Screenshots folder.

In case you need further assistance in working with screenshots on your new S6 device, here's a quick guide for you to refer to.

Different ways to capture screenshots

A. Using Home and Power/Lock keys

The fastest way to capture screenshots on the Galaxy S6 is using the Home and Power/Lock keys. To use this method, simultaneously press the Home key and the Power/Lock keys for 1 to 2 seconds.

B. Using Motions and Gestures

Another way to capture screenshots on your S6 device is by touching the screen with the side of your hand and then swipe across from the left to right or vice versa. To use this method, you need to turn on the Motions and Gestures feature beforehand.

Follow these steps to enable or turn on Motions and Gestures, and use the feature to capture screenshots afterwards.

1. Touch Apps from the Home screen.
2. Touch Settings.
3. Touch Motions and gestures.

Hint: If you cannot see Motions and Gestures from the Settings menu, try to touch the Device tab. It should be there listed among other options/features.

4. Touch Palm swipe to capture.

5. Finally, touch the ON/OFF slider to turn Palm swipe to capture ON or enabled. Remember, you cannot capture screenshots through palm swipe if the feature is disabled.

Viewing a Screenshot on the Galaxy S6

You can view a screenshot immediately after you capture it. The quickest way to view captured screenshots is through the Notification Panel. Here's how:

1. Swipe from the top of the screen to the bottom to open the Notification Panel.
2. To open the screenshot, touch Screenshot captured.

Aside from viewing screenshots, you can also delete, edit or share a screenshot quickly from the Notification Panel.

Another way to view screenshots is by accessing your phone's Gallery. Here's how:

1. Touch Apps from the Home screen.
2. Touch Gallery.
3. Touch the dropdown arrow and select Albums.
4. Touch Screenshots to continue.
5. Touch the screenshot you want to view.

Sharing a screenshot on the Galaxy S6

Again, you can open the Notification Panel to share screenshots from your S6 device. Here's how:

1. Swipe from the top of the screen to the bottom to open the Notification Panel.

2. Touch Share from the Screenshot captured notification.

3. Use any of the given options to share the screenshot. Sharing options may vary depending on the installed apps and enabled features.

Hint: To view more sharing options, swipe to the left or right.

Another way to share screenshots on the Galaxy S6 is through the Gallery. Here's how:

1. Touch Apps from the Home screen.
2. Touch Gallery.
3. Touch the dropdown arrow and select Albums.
4. Touch Screenshots to view all available screenshots on your device.
5. Touch the screenshot you want to share.
6. Touch Share at the bottom of the screen.
7. Use any of the given options to share the screenshot.

Again, sharing options may vary depending on the installed applications and enabled features.

Options at the bottom of the screen:

Among the available options at the bottom of the screen, when viewing the screenshot include Favorite, Share, Edit, and Delete.

* Favorite - option to mark or tag the screenshot as a favorite.
* Share - option to share the screenshot with one of the given options.
* Edit - option to crop a screenshot image, edit it with Photo Editor or add it to a Collage.
* Delete - option to delete or remove any unwanted screenshots.

Options at the top of the screen:

Among the available options at the top of the screen, when viewing the screenshot include Camera and More options such as Details, Slideshow, Set as contact picture and Set as wallpaper.

* Camera - option to launch or open the Camera app.
* More - option to access additional options.
* Details - option to view technical details of the screenshot like its size.
* Slideshow - option to begin a slideshow of all captured screenshots saved in the folder.
* Set as contact picture - option to set a screenshot as a contact photo.
* Set as wallpaper - option to set a screenshot as wallpaper on your device.

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