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How To Take A Screenshot On Galaxy S21, S21+ & S21 Ultra?

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This tutorial will help you to take a screenshot on your Samsung Galaxy S21, Galaxy  S21+ & Galaxy  S21 Ultra.

The Galaxy S21 series is an unbeatable flagship from Samsung with amazing spec. It comes with a 6.2 inches Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1300 nits bright touchscreen display with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection on top of it. The Galaxy S21 is also packed with the all new Android 11 & One UI 3.1. It also got Octa-core Cortex X1  processor and Mali-G78 GPU.

However today rather than going deep into it’s specs we are concentrating on the screenshot taking methods on this wonderful phone. There are multiple methods so please read the tutorial carefully.

The compatible Galaxy S21 series models for this method are;

  • Galaxy S21 5G: SM-G991B, SM-G991U, SM-G991U1, SM-G991W, SM-G991N and SM-G9910
  • S21 Plus 5G: SM-G996B, SM-G996U, SM-G996U1, SM-G996W, SM-G996N and SM-G9960
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G: SM-G998B, SM-G998U, SM-G998U1, SM-G998W, SM-G998N and SM-G9980

Steps to take a screenshot on Galaxy S21, S21+ & S21 Ultra

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 S21, S21+ or S21 Ultra.


When enabled the switch will turn to blue colour 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 to get a screenshot of the current screen.

Other S20 tutorials

Before proceeding to the screenshot tutorial let me list out some other useful Galaxy S21 tutorials which may interest you;

Normal queries for this tutorial

  • How To Take A Screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S21?
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  • Take A Screen print on Samsung Galaxy S21, S21+ and S21 Ultra?

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