How to Take Screenshot on Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus


Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus is loaded with latest TouchWiz UI. Galaxy S8 / S8 Plus TouchWiz has improved  usability and incorporated more gestures support and accessibility features. With this improvement, a task as simple as taking a screenshot can be performed in several ways. Since, nearly a decade, screenshots are taken by using hardware buttons but with Samsung Galaxy S8 / S8 Plus there are other interesting ways to do that. No third-party applications will be required to take screenshot other than the use of hardware buttons. We have compiled a step by step guide on how to take screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.

You can take screenshot on S8 and S8 Plus by two Methods:

  • Hardware Buttons
  • Palm Swipe Gesture

How to take screenshot on Galaxy S8 / S8 Plus using hardware buttons

Step 1: Go to the screen, of which you want to take a screenshot.

Step 2: Now press Volume Up + Power key together.

Step 3: The screen will flash and you will hear a click sound. This shows that your screenshot is successfully taken.

How to take screenshot on Galaxy S8 / S8 Plus with Palm Swipe Gesture

Step 1: First you will have to activate Palm Swipe Gesture. To do so go to Settings > Motion.

Step 2: From the Motion Menu find Hand Motions and from here enable the Palm Swipe to Capture by checking the check-box.

Step 3: Now that you have enabled the required gesture, simply navigate to the screen of which you want to take a screenshot.

Step 4: Here is the tricky part! Now place your hand on your screen, of course, you don’t need to touch the screen, place it like you are going to Karate Chop the screen, and simply swipe it across the screen horizontally edge to edge from either side.

There you go, you have successfully taken a screenshot on Galaxy S8 / S8 Plus. The screenshots are saved in Screenshots folder in your Gallery, you can easily access them from there. They won’t mix up with your other images and photos.