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Take a screenshot

You can send text messages and emails all day, but when you want to show someone what you see on your phone, you need a picture. Fortunately, capturing a screenshot on the Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge is as simple as hitting a pair of tandem buttons, or simply sliding on your screen. -Avram Piltch

Swipe for screenshots on the Galaxy S6

If you do not mind using your entire hand, you can sweep from the right side to the left to capture a shot. You should be slow and deliberate in your gesture, though.

Two-button screenshots on the Galaxy S6

You can also use two buttons in tandem, which you can find faster and more accurate. But your fingers will have to press simultaneously.

  1. Place a finger on the power button, located on the right side. Do not press it yet.
  2. Cover the home button with another finger.
  3. Press both buttons simultaneously. If you hit one or the other first, you’ll end up going home or putting the phone on standby rather than taking a screenshot.

After taking a screenshot, you can find it in several ways:

As a notification: Your most recent screenshot appears as an alert in your notification drawer. You delete, edit, view or share from there.

In the gallery
In the folder / DCIM / Screenshots on the phone storage.
If you have enabled the automatic saving of photos on Facebook, Dropbox or any other application, your screenshots will be downloaded as photos taken with your camera. If you have Dropbox on your PC and phone, the images will be available on your computer a few seconds after they switch on the Galaxy S6.


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