How to take and manage screenshots on your Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge [Complete Guide]

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This post will help you learn how to take and manage screenshots on the new Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge devices. Read on to learn more about screenshot management on these new Galaxy smartphones.


The following steps will allow you to take a snapshot or screenshot of your Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge's current screen. Screenshots are automatically saved as photo or picture file to the Screenshots folder located in the Gallery. Screenshots are also accessible through the clipboard.

Two ways to take a screenshot on Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

First method: Using the Device Keys

One way to capture screenshots on this new Galaxy device is done by simultaneously pressing the Home key and the Power/Lock key for 1 to 2 seconds.

Second method: Using Palm Swipe

Another way to take a screenshot on the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge is through palm swipe. This is done by touching the phone's screen with the side of your hand and then swipe across from right to left or vice versa.

The Palm swipe to capture feature is enabled by default. If this feature is disabled on your phone, follow these steps to enable it again:

  • Tap Apps from the Home screen.
  • Tap Settings.
  • Scroll to and tap Advanced features.
Note: Menu options may vary depending on your carrier or software version. If necessary, tap the Device tab and then tap Advanced features.
  • Tap Palm swipe to capture.
  • Toggle the OFF switch to ON. This will enable the feature.


You should then see the Smart capture options shown at the bottom of the screen a few seconds after the screenshot is taken. You can use any of these options to edit the captured screenshot.

  • Capture more -  tap Capture more to automatically scroll down and capture more screenshots until the whole page is captured.
  • Share - tap share to share the screenshot using any of the available sharing options. To view more sharing options, swipe to the left of the screen.
  • Crop - tap Crop to trim the screenshot down to a portion of the screen or as you desire.

How to enable/disable Smart Capture feature on your Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

Be default, the Smart Capture feature is turned on. If you wish to turn it off, follow these steps:

1. Tap Apps from the Home screen.
2. Tap Settings.
3. Scroll to and tap Advanced features or tap the DEVICE tab and then tap Advanced features.
4. Tap Smart capture.
5. Toggle the slider to turn the feature ON or OFF.

How to view a screenshot on your Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

You can immediately view a screenshot right after it's captured. Here's how:

1. Swipe from the top of the Home screen down to the bottom. This will open the Notification Panel.

2. From the notification panel, tap Screenshot captured. This will launch the Gallery app containing the screenshot you want to view.

3. You can also use other screenshot photo editing functions from the Notification Panel including Share, Edit, or Delete. 

If you don't see these options, swipe down on the notification panel and they should be there.

You can also access or view screenshots at any time you want. Here's how:

1. Tap Apps from the Home screen.
2. Tap Gallery.
3. Tap the Arrow down or drop-down icon.
4. Select Albums from the given options.
5. Tap the Screenshots album to open it.
6. Tap the desired screenshot you want to view.

How to Share a screenshot on your Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

You can share your screenshots using different sharing options on your phone. Here's how:

Method 1: Share from the Notification Panel

  • Swipe from the top of the screen down to the bottom.
  • On the Notification Panel, tap Screenshot captured to view screenshots you want to share.
  • Tap Share to share the selected photo.
Note: Sharing options may vary depending on the apps installed and features enabled on your device. To view more sharing options, swipe to the left of the screen.


Method 2: Share from the Gallery

  • Tap Apps from the Home screen.
  • Tap Gallery.
  • Tap the drop-down arrow and then tap to select Albums from the given options.
  • Tap Screenshots to view its contents.
  • Tap to select the screenshot you want to share.
  • Tap the Share icon and select the sharing option you prefer to use.

Screenshot Options Available

While viewing a screenshot, you will see different options at the bottom of the screen. You can use these options to modify screenshots as you desire. Among the available options include the following:

  • Auto adjust - used to automatically optimize photo, by modifying its color, contrast, and composition.
  • Share - used to share a screenshot photo using any of the available sharing options.
  • Edit - used to edit a screenshot photo using Photo Editor. Among the editing functions available include rotate, adjust colors, add effects, embellish, and more.
  • Delete - used to erase any unwanted screenshot.

Other options available on top of the screen include Favorite and More. Favorite option is used to mark the screenshot as a favorite. MORE option is used to access additional options for the screenshot including Details, Slideshow, Set as contact picture and Set as wallpaper. Simply tap any of these options you want to use.

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