With the release of the much-awaited Samsung series, Galaxy S9, and S9+, people are going gaga over its functionalities. Along with its excitement, some confusion regarding its usage like, ‘how to take a screenshot on the Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus?’ is troubling users due to the absence of its real home button, like in the last year’s duo Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+.

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With the volume button doing the job of the home button in Galaxy S9 just like S8, thankfully, S9 doesn’t bound you to stick to only one method for taking screenshots. Since a screenshot comes handy when you want to share your display content with others instantly, the brand new Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus offer other ways of taking a screenshot as well. Follow our step-by-step guide to know how to capture a screenshot on Galaxy S9 or S9+.

How To Take Screenshots on the Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus

How To Capture a Screenshot on the Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9+: Five Methods Explained

Method #1: Volume + Power key Combo

The old-fashioned key combo in almost every phone got slightly tweaked in Galaxy S9/S9 Plus. To capture a screenshot using hardware keys.

Step #1. Go to the desired screen or app to be captured.

Step #2. Now press and hold the Power and Volume Down keys simultaneously until you feel a buzz or hear the shutter sound, confirming your screenshot.

Step #3. Click on the quick animation on your screen to review your latest screenshot from the notification bar. Or, you can view all of them together by heading to Pictures > Screenshots.

Method #2: Gesture control (Palm Swipe)

Why stick to the old-school power+volume combination, when you have smart features on Galaxy S9/S9 Plus? If you don’t want the trouble of pressing and holding hardware keys, use gestures to take a screenshot. How? To enable this advanced and catchy feature;

Step #1. Open the Settings app on your Galaxy device.

Step #2. Go to Advanced features.

Step #3. Scroll and find Palm swipe and click to enable it.

Step #4. To take the screenshot, swipe the edge of your hand from right to left or left to right, horizontally.

Step #5. As soon as you hear the buzz, a quick animation will appear confirming the screenshot.

Note: It may take few tries to master this gesture, but once you get hold of it, it is the best option especially when your physical buttons are not working.

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Method #3: Take a Scrolling screenshot on Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus

Galaxy S9 or S9+ is loaded with advanced features one among which is ‘Scroll Capture.’ Instead of capturing multiple screenshots of a webpage, you can scroll and capture the entire page with this feature. To enable this, first, you need to activate ‘Smart capture,’ which allows you to instantly edit/share the screenshot.

Step #1. Open Settings → Advanced features on your device.

Step #2. Enable Smart capture in it.

Step #3. Navigate to the screen you want to capture.

Step #4. Take a screenshot using any of the above two methods.

Step #5. Next, tap on Scroll capture from the options that will show up at the bottom of the screen.

Step #6. Continue tapping the “Scroll capture” button until you reach the point in the page where you want to stop or tap somewhere on the screen to save it

Note: This feature only works if there is some content below what you’re trying to capture.

Method #4: Oval or square screenshots and GIFs

Apart from the typical screenshots, Galaxy S9/S9 Plus offers some fun ways to capture your screenshots like in the shape of rectangles and ovals and even create GIF out of it. For that, do the following

Step #1. Open the settings app on your device.

Step #2. Select Display → Edge screen → Edge panels.

Step #3. Head over to the screen you want to capture.

Step #4. Open the Edge panel and slide until you find the Smart select section.

Step #5. Select your desired shape, rectangle, oval or animation.

Step #6. Select the area of the screen you want to turn into a gif or take a screenshot off

Method #5: Take a Screenshot on the Galaxy S9 or S9+ Using Bixby

Perhaps the simplest and quickest way to capture a screenshot of all the methods is Bixby!

Step #1. Wake up Bixby by saying “Hi, Bixby” or press the dedicated Bixby key.

Step #2. Simply ask Bixby to “Take a screenshot,” and your job will be done.


The all-new features of Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are pretty amazing, and so, we are exploring it more and more to provide you with all possible guides about the things you can do on your brand new Galaxy S9 series. For now, we hope you found this guide very helpful.

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