Taking screenshots on Android was always an intuitive and easy to perform operation. However, even though the classic screenshot solution remained the same as the year passed by, each OEM developed dedicated solutions for their users. Thus, in that regard, Samsung also added some great screenshots features on the Galaxy S10 Plus.
Therefore, if you’re reading these lines, you want to learn more about these features. Well, that’s why we’re here for you. During the following guidelines we will detail and explain the methods that can be used for screen capturing the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus. Test all the methods, or choose the ones you prefer the most. Bottom line, in the end you will be prepared to take screenshots faster than ever.
Taking screenshots on the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus – the complete guide
The classic Android way – using hardware keys
- Go to the screen from where you want to initiate this process.
- When ready, hold down the Power and the Volume Down buttons – do it simultaneously.
- The shutter sound and a short vibration is the feedback you need.
- That’s it the screenshot is available within the Gallery app.
Samsung’s palm swipe feature
- First, enable this functionality on your Galaxy S10 Plus: follow ‘Settings - > Advanced features - > Motions and gestures - > turn on Palm swipe to capture option’.
- Navigate towards the screen where you want to test the screenshot feature.
- Just swipe your palm across the screen from one edge to another.
- The screenshot should be displayed in the end.
Use Samsung’s assistant
You can just ask Bixby to take a screenshot for you on your Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus. Here is how to do it:
- Access the screen that you want to capture.
- Press the Bixby button and say ‘take a screenshot’.
- You can also activate Bixby by saying ‘hey Bixby’.
- That should be all.
Use Google’s assistant
Similarly whit the previous screenshot method, you can ask Google’s Assistant to do that for you. Here is how to do it:
- Once more, go to the screen from where you want to take the screenshot.
- Launch the Google Assistant – hold down the home key.
- When Google Assistant is ready say ‘take a screenshot’.
- The Google Assistant can be made active by saying ‘Ok Google’.
Remap Bixby key
On the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus you can choose to remap the Bixby key which means that you can change its functionality. Thus, you can personalize it in matter of setting it into screenshot behavior.
- Go to Settings, then tap on Advanced features and pick Bixby key.
- Access Double press to open Bixby and enable Use single press.
- Choose Run quick command and then navigate towards Settings.
- Tap on Go to Quick commands and tap on the ‘+’ icon.
- Name the command ‘screenshot’ and save your changes.
- Now you can tap the Bixby key once in order to take a screenshot on your Galaxy S10 Plus.
Use the Smart select feature
If you want to take a more complex screenshot that can be also edited later, then you should set up the Smart select feature. Here is how you can do this on your Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus:
- On your phone go to Settings.
- Navigate towards Display and then choose Edge Screen.
- Next, tap on the Edge panels option.
- The Smart select feature should be selected.
- Now, when you want to take a screenshot swipe your palm from the right side of the screen. This will bring up the Edge panel.
- From the Smart select options choose Rectangle or Oval and adjust the grid area.
- When you’re done with the selection tap on Done.
- That’s it, you can now personalize your screenshot image.
There you have it; those are the methods that can be used for extending the classic screenshot functionality on your Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus. Stay close for further useful tips and tricks available for your smartphone and search through our ‘how to’ page if you want to learn dedicated troubleshooting steps compatible with the Galaxy S10 Plus. Enjoy.