The most basic way to take a screenshot on a Galaxy S7 is to simultaneously tap the Home button and power button, but there is further screenshot functionality that is useful to know. Here’s how to take a screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S7. Also see: Samsung Galaxy S7 review and best Samsung Galaxy S7 deals

How to screenshot on Galaxy S7

• Simultaneously press and hold the Home button and power button

• The screen will be grabbed and saved to your gallery

• Use the drop-down notification bar for quick access to options to Share, Edit and Delete

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How to take a long screenshot on Galaxy S7

Long screenshot Galaxy S7

If you need to take a screenshot of an entire web page, email or message, with most Android phones you’ll need to take several screenshots and stitch them together using a photo editor, which is fiddly and annoying.

In the Marshmallow update to Samsung’s Galaxy S-series (which is also available for the Galaxy S6 and other high-end Samsung Galaxy smartphones) you can now take extended screenshots.

So-called Smart capture should be turned on by default. If not, go to Settings, Advanced Settings, Smart Capture and slide the toggle to on.

• Simultaneously press and hold the Home button and power button to take a standard screenshot

• At the bottom of the screen you should see options to Capture more, Share or Crop

• Tap Capture more and the Galaxy S7 will scroll down the page to capture a longer screenshot

• The screen will be grabbed and saved to your gallery

• Use the drop-down notification bar for quick access to options to Share, Edit and Delete

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How to crop a screenshot on Galaxy S7

Crop screenshot Galaxy S7

That takes care of longer screenshots, but you may also want to take smaller screenshots - perhaps cropping out a reply on a message thread or email, or zooming in on only the applicable section of the screengrab.

As before, Smart capture should be turned on by default. If not, go to Settings, Advanced Settings, Smart Capture and slide the toggle to on.

• Simultaneously press and hold the Home button and power button to take a standard screenshot

• At the bottom of the screen you should see options to Capture more, Share or Crop

• Tap Crop and a large white rectangle will appear on screen

• Use the handles at the corners of the rectangle to resize the rectangle so it covers only the section of the screen you wish to grab

• Tap Save in Gallery

• The screen will be grabbed and saved to your gallery

• Use the drop-down notification bar for quick access to options to Share, Edit and Delete

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How to take a screenshot on Galaxy S7 using gestures

Palm swipe capture Galaxy S7

As well as simultaneously pressing the power and home buttons you can also use a palm swipe to take a screenshot on the S7.

• Go to Settings, Advanced Settings, Palm swipe to capture. Slide the toggle to on

• Open the app you want to screengrab, then swipe the side of your palm from one screen edge to the other, keeping your palm in contact with the screen the whole time

• The screen will be grabbed and saved to your gallery

• Use the drop-down notification bar for quick access to options to Share, Edit and Delete

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How to share a screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S7

Share screenshot Galaxy S7

There are several ways you can share a screenshot on the S7:

1. From the Share option at the bottom of the screen immediately after capturing a screengrab (Smart capture should be turned on by default. If not, go to Settings, Advanced Settings, Smart Capture and slide the toggle to on)

2. From the Share option drop-down notification bar at the top of the screen before you dismiss the Screenshot captured notification

3. Directly from the Gallery app: find and open the screenshot, then tap on Share at the bottom of the screen

For all three options once you have pressed Share a list of applicable applications will appear onscreen. Select the app you want to use to share the message. If it’s a messaging- or email app you will then need to add a contact to the message before pressing Send.

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