How To Take A Screenshot On Galaxy S20? (All Models)

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Today, we will be guiding you through the complete steps which will enable you to screenshot on your favourite Samsung Galaxy S20 series of Smartphones. Most of you out there are thinking that you need an app to take a screenshot, but you don't need one as this is an inbuilt feature of your Galaxy phone.

There are are two separate methods are there to take the screenshot, and I will explain each of them as simple as possible for you to understand it without any hustle.

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What are screenshots?

Screenshots will help you to remember a particular page for safe keeping. The screenshot will be in JPG or PNG format so that you can store it digitally anywhere. In short it's a screen recorder with still images.


It is also helpful as a proof of payment, for that you just need to take the screenshot of the payment page.

Also you may take screenshots of memories from social media's. Or some fun moments.

Steps to take a screenshot on Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, S20 Ultra, S20 FE & S20 FE 5G

Method-1 using palm swipe

In this method we are going to take the screenshot using a palm swipe. To do that first you need to enable the feature from settings menu if not already did.

For that tap on "Settings" from the app drawer.

Now scroll down and tap on "Advanced features".


 When in "Advanced features" menu tap on "Motion and gestures".


 Once done you will get the below page. Here enable "Palm swipe to capture" if not already did on your Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, S20 Ultra, S20 FE or S20 FE 5G.


When enabled the switch will turn to blue color and will get greyed out when disabled.

Now as the feature name suggest just swipe your palm across the screen of which you want to have a screenshot and the image will be saved in the "Gallery" in JPEG or PNG format

However if you want to edit the way the screenshots are saved and need to do some other customization please tap "Screenshots" when in the "Advanced features" main menu. Below given is the "Advanced features" main menu.


Now you will get the below page. Here you may disable the "Screenshot toolbar", change the screenshot image format from JPG to PNG etc.


Now lets proceed to the method 2.

Method-2 using button combinations

This method is the most easiest one. Just press and hold the "Vol-Down" + "Power" buttons at the same time on your Galaxy S20 to get a screenshot of the active screen.

Compatible Galaxy S20 variants

This method is compatible on all Samsung Galaxy S20 variants like Samsung Galaxy S20 SM-G980F, Samsung Galaxy S20 5G SM-G981B, Samsung Galaxy S20 5G SM-G981N, Samsung Galaxy S20 5G SM-G981U, Samsung Galaxy S20 5G SM-G981U1, Samsung Galaxy S20 5G SM-G981W, Samsung Galaxy S20+ SM-G985F, Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G SM-G986B, Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G SM-G986N, Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G SM-G986U, Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G SM-G986U1, Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G SM-G986W, Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra SM-G988B, Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra SM-G988N, Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra SM-G988U, Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra SM-G988U1, Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra SM-G988W, Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G SM-G781B, Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G SM-G781B/DS, Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G SM-G781U, Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G SM-G781W and Samsung Galaxy S20 FE SM-G780F.

Alternate S20 tutorials

Before proceeding to the screenshot tutorial let me list out some other useful Galaxy S20 tutorials which may interest you;

Normal queries for this tutorial

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