Taking a screenshot on your Galaxy S10 is incredibly easy! There are two ways to do so – either with gesture controls or with a button combination.
In order to take a screenshot of whatever is shown on your phone, press the Power and Volume Down buttons at the same time. Your phone will take a screenshot automatically – your screen will briefly light up, before a small menu appears at the bottom.
There, you find editing options. You can trim your photo, you can use various editing and pen tools on it, and you can, of course, share your screenshot. If you don’t press the menu options, they disappear after a second or two.
In addition, a notification in your notification bar will alert you to the fact that you’ve taken a screenshot.
Tip: You also have the option to use SmartCapture when you’ve taken a screenshot. The symbol of two arrows pointed down in the toolbar allows you to extend your screenshot. If you are on a website that is longer than your screen, for example, it will automatically scroll down and ‘stitch’ together the images into one longer screenshot. You can repeat the scroll down by tapping the button a few times in a row. You can only expand your screenshot down though – not left/right. This option ONLY appears if your screen can extend down – it won’t show on your home screen, for example.
In order to be able to use this type of screenshot, you need to activate gesture controls on your phone. To do so, you need to open the Settings app on your phone. Scroll to “Motions and Gestures” and then tap on “Enable Palm Swipe” to turn it on.
When you have done so, you can use your hand to swipe across your screen to take a screenshot. Either direction will work, you just need to hold your hand perpendicular to the phone’s screen and swipe from one edge swiftly to the other. Don’t use your flat hand, merely the outside edge of your palm.
Tip: Practice the gesture a few times – you’ll get the hang of it quickly.