Samsung Galaxy S6 User Guide

Take a Screenshot

You can send text messages and emails all day long, but when you want to show someone what you're seeing on your phone, you need a picture. Fortunately, capturing a screenshot on the Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge is as simple as hitting a pair of buttons in tandem, or just swiping across your screen. —Avram Piltch

Swipe for Screenshots on the Galaxy S6

If you don't mind using your whole hand, you can swipe from the right side to left to capture a shot. You should be slow and deliberate in your gesture, however.

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Two-Button Screenshots on the Galaxy S6

You can also use two buttons in tandem, which you may find faster and more accurate. But your fingers will need to press simultaneously.

1. Place one finger on the power button, which is located on the right side. Don't press it yet.

2. Cover the home button with another finger.

3. Hit both buttons simultaneously. If you hit one or the other first, you'll end up going to home or putting the phone to sleep, rather than taking a screenshot.

After you have taken a screenshot, you can find it a number of ways:

  • As a notification: Your most recent screen shot appears as an alert in your notification drawer. You delete, edit, view or share it from there.
  • In the gallery.
  • In the /DCIM/Screenshots folder on the phone's storage.

If you have automatic photo backup turned on in Facebook, Dropbox or any other application, your screenshots will get uploaded just like pictures you snap with your camera. If you have Dropbox on your PC and phone, the images will be available on your computer just a few seconds after you snap them on the Galaxy S6.

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  • Fathallah Yankalbe
    Theme Store is not available in my country. Help me please ! My model is G925W8
  • Desertwoman
    I'm still confused, I downloaded Newsstand and it does not show up in the app tray. How do I access it?
  • Leroy_
    Is there a beginners guide for this. Or can I follow the advanced guide?
  • tadalex
    Any update on rooting for the S6 on AT&T?
  • EbrahimDUROSIMI
    Hi, I just tried this now and I have a "Recovery is not seandoird enforcing" error. What should I do Please?
  • dakmitch44
    I also got "Recovery is not seandoird enforcing", what can i do?
  • brunovd123
    My S6 model is sm-g920i, however the build id showed in CF- Root site for this model doesn't match the build number of my device. Is this a problem?
  • riGHT22CLIck
    how to unroot again from root using the above? tia
  • David_657
    amazing. Helped a lot on my samsung s6 920f :)
  • MorganaRue
    Great intruduction, but for some reason not all your fixes work for me. For example, I want to disable the shutter sound on the camera. When I follow your instructions (allowing for the fact that I likely have a different version) I have no option to disable it. My only workaround is to mute my system sounds. Not a convenient option. Any suggestions?