Taking screenshots, or capturing a photograph of the current display on your Samsung Galaxy S21
, is a crucial feature of any modern smartphone or tablet.
The good news is that this capability is built right into Android 11 and One UI 3.1, so there’s no need to download any third-party apps to get it.
You can share a WhatsApp chat, Tinder profile, Instagram story, Facebook photo, or video clip from your device’s storage by taking a screenshot.
How to screenshot on Samsung S21
These are the easy steps you need to take to take a screenshot on your Samsung Galaxy S21:
Time required: 2 minutes on average
Start by opening the app, website, or chat room that you wish to capture a screenshot of on your Samsung Galaxy S21.
There are two ways to take a screenshot on the Samsung Galaxy S21: the standard Android method, which involves pressing the power and volume down keys at the same time, and
Samsung’s own system, which involves swiping the palm of your hand from the right side to the left (or vice versa) of the screen. Depending on the software version you’re using, you might not have access to this feature.
First, you’ll need to enable the “Move palm to capture” option in the settings before you can use this gesture to take a screenshot.
When you take a picture with your Samsung Galaxy S21, it will be saved instantly in your device’s gallery.
To edit, crop, or share the most recent capture you made with your Galaxy S21, open the gallery and the photos and images will show in chronological order.
- Open the Samsung screen or app you want to capture.
- Slide your finger down from the top of the Samsung Galaxy S21 screen and tap the “Screenshot” icon.
- The photo is saved in your Samsung phone or tablet’s gallery. The home screen has a photo gallery.
About Samsung S21:
|NETWORK||Technology||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE|
|LAUNCH||Announced||Not announced yet|
|BODY||Dimensions||151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9 mm (5.97 x 2.80 x 0.31 in)|
|Weight||169 g (5.96 oz)|
|Build||Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus), plastic back, aluminum frame|
|SIM||Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)|
|DISPLAY||Type||Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1300 nits (peak)|
|Size||6.2 inches, 94.1 cm2 (~87.2% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~421 ppi density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass Victus|
|PLATFORM||OS||Android 11, One UI 3.1|
|Chipset||Exynos 2100 (5 nm) – International
Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G (5 nm)
|CPU||Octa-core (1×2.9 GHz Cortex-X1 & 3×2.80 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4×2.2 GHz Cortex-A55) – International
Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Cortex-X1 & 3×2.42 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4×1.80 GHz Cortex-A55
|GPU||Mali-G78 MP14 – International
|Internal||128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM|
|MAIN CAMERA||Triple||12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.76″, 1.8µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
64 MP, f/2.0, 29mm (telephoto), 1/1.72″, 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS, 1.1x optical zoom, 3x hybrid zoom
12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm, 120˚ (ultrawide), 1/2.55″ 1.4µm, Super Steady video
|Features||LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama|
|Video||8K@24fps, 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR10+, stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS|
|SELFIE CAMERA||Single||10 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/3.24″, 1.22µm, Dual Pixel PDAF|
|Features||Dual video call, Auto-HDR|
|SOUND||Loudspeaker||Yes, with stereo speakers|
Tuned by AKG
|COMMS||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO|
|Radio||FM radio (Snapdragon model only; market/operator dependent)|
|USB||USB Type-C 3.2, USB On-The-Go|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Fingerprint (under display, ultrasonic), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer|
|Samsung DeX, Samsung Wireless DeX (desktop experience support)
Bixby natural language commands and dictation
Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
|BATTERY||Type||Li-Ion 4000 mAh, non-removable|
|Charging||Fast charging 25W
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Fast Qi/PMA wireless charging 15W
Reverse wireless charging 4.5W
|MISC||Colors||Phantom Gray, Phantom White, Phantom Violet, Phantom Pink|