The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra feature a number of noteworthy innovations, including a new and improved method of taking screenshots. There are four methods for grabbing a screen, each with advantages and disadvantages (which we discuss at length in the FAQs below). Simply follow the tutorials below to learn how to screenshot on the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra.

Method 1: How to Capture a Screenshot on a Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Using hardware buttons

Follow the steps in the below to take screenshot on a Samung Galaxy Note 20 using hardware buttons: 

  1. By tapping the Power and Volume Down hardware buttons simultaneously while using your Samsung Galaxy Note 20, you can capture the screen at any moment. To begin, look on the right side of your smartphone for them.
  2. To take a screenshot with these buttons, press and hold them simultaneously until your device indicates that a screenshot has been taken (this usually takes less than a second).
  3. Tap and hold the icon in the screenshot pop-up that looks like an open box with two downward pointing arrows to extend your screenshot by scrolling further down the page you’re capturing.
  4. Tap the corresponding icon in the screenshot pop-up if you want to edit, crop, view, or share your screenshot.
  5. Alternatively, you can let the pop-up fade away and your screenshot will be saved to the screenshots folder in your Gallery for later access.

Method 2: How to Capture a Screenshot on a Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Using palm swipe Gesture

  1. To begin, go to Settings > Advanced Features > Motions and Gestures > and then enable the “Palm swipe to capture” feature.
  2. To use the palm-swipe feature, simply swipe the edge of your hand across the screen at any time.

Note: If the keyboard is visible, you cannot use this function.

  1. Tap and hold the icon in the screenshot pop-up that looks like an open box with two downward pointing arrows to extend your screenshot by scrolling further down the page you’re capturing.
  2. Tap the corresponding icon in the screenshot pop-up if you want to edit, crop, view, or share your screenshot.
  3. Alternatively, you can let the pop-up fade away and your screenshot will be saved to the screenshots folder in your Gallery for later access.

Method 3: How to Capture a Screenshot on a Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Using Smart Select

  1. To begin, enable Smart Select in Settings > Display > Edge Screen > and then touch on ‘Edge Panels.’ You can now enable and add any panels you like to the Edge Screen (like contact shortcuts, etc.). Make sure ‘Smart Select’ is enabled.
  2. To use the Smart Select option, find the slender grey bar on the right side of your screen and tap and swipe it to the left to enlarge it.
  3. Swipe around the Edge Screen until you find the Smart Select function that you enabled earlier. You may now pick between a square/rectangular crop, an oval crop, and even an animated GIF when taking a screenshot. Choose whichever you prefer.
  4. Next, drag and stretch the crop box’s corners over the area of the screen you want to capture or record. To finish the capture, press the ‘Done’ button.

Note: To record a GIF, do the same thing as before, but this time hit ‘Record’ and then ‘Stop’ if you’re satisfied with the clip you’ve captured.

  1. After you’ve captured the image, you can edit it with the pen icon, share it with the share symbol, or save it to your Gallery with the share/download icon.

Method 4: How to Capture a Screenshot on a Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Using S-Pen

  1. Pull remove the S-Pen from the phone to activate this screenshot method on the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra.
  2. Then, hit ‘Screen Write,’ which will capture a snapshot of the current screen.
  3. You can now annotate the capture however you want. When you’re finished, tap the ‘Download’ (or ‘Save’) icon to save the screenshot to your Gallery app.

Frequently Asked Question

What is the point of taking a screenshot on my Samsung Galaxy Note 20?

The ability to screenshot is undoubtedly one of the most important capabilities on a modern smartphone, It is, nevertheless, one of the least well-known. Taking a screenshot, often known as screen-grabbing, simply involves capturing a static (or, in the case of Samsung, sometimes animated) image of whatever is currently showing on your phone’s screen.

Taking a screenshot can be useful for a variety of reasons. If you’re browsing the internet, you might want to take a screenshot of a page that you’re not sure you’ll be able to view later. Alternatively, you might want to transmit some information or a hilarious still to a buddy without having to link them to the entire page, video, or whatever you’re seeing; screenshots come in handy here as well.

On the other hand, Samsung is so advanced when it comes to screenshots that you can even produce GIFs from them or easily annotate whatever screenshot you’ve just taken, making it a tool not just for sharing, but also for creativity and business.

Is this device’s technique different from other Samsung devices?

The basic method of hardware-button screen-grabbing remains the same as on most other Samsung devices: pressing the POWER and VOLUME DOWN buttons simultaneously (though note that on the Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra, these buttons are both on the right-hand side of the phone, whereas they were on opposite sides in previous Samsung generations). Similarly, Smart Panel has been a feature of Samsung phones for some time, despite the fact that many Samsung customers (including myself) are unaware of its existence.

However, several screenshot ways are unique to the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra, such as the Pen method and the hand-swipe method.

What happens when I capture a screenshot on my Samsung Galaxy Note 20?

When you snap a screenshot on a Samsung device, a bar appears down the bottom with several options. There is a thumbnail of the screenshot, which you can click to open in the Gallery view.

Then there’s the two downward arrows icon, which, if you tap and hold, allows you to keep extending the screenshot by scrolling further down the page you’re capturing for as long as you like (or until the page runs out).

Following that are the crop and edit icons, which allow you to immediately alter the screenshot you just took by cropping it to size or using a variety of editing tools such as the pen and text tools.

Finally, there’s the share icon, which allows you to quickly and easily share the screenshot you just took via any number of methods – social networking applications you’ve downloaded, text, email, upload to Google Drive or OneDrive, or some other cloud platform, whatever.

If you do not use any of these buttons, rather than allowing the pop-up to disappear, the screenshot will be stored to your screenshot folder in your phone’s image Gallery and will remain there until you move or delete it.

What is the best way to take screenshots on the Samsung Galaxy Note 20?

This is entirely dependent on your desired goal or whatever is most convenient for you.

If you don’t care about the appearance of the screenshot and just want to rapidly capture it for the purpose of storing it to your phone or sharing it with friends, either the POWER and VOLUME DOWN approach or the hand-swipe method are preferred. Whichever of them you choose is simply a matter of personal preference.

The Smart Panel approach is best if you want to quickly capture only a certain section of your screen, if you want the capture to take on a specific shape, or if you want to animate your capture. Finally, if you want to annotate your capture (perhaps for professional reasons), the Samsung Pen technique is preferred.

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