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On the Samsung Galaxy Note 20, here’s how to take a screenshot.

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Dec 23, 2021

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra feature several impressive features, including a new and improved screenshot feature. There are four different ways to capture a screen, each with its own set of advantages (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). Please refer to our FAQs at the bottom of this article for any additional information or questions.

On the Samsung Galaxy Note 20, how do you take a screenshot? (hardware buttons)

  1. The POWER and VOLUME DOWN hardware buttons can be used to capture the screen at any time while using your Samsung Galaxy Note 20. To begin, look for them on the right-hand side of your device.
  2. To take a screenshot with these buttons, hold down both of them at the same time 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 in your Gallery’s screenshots folder, which you can access at any time.

On the Samsung Galaxy Note 20, how do you take a screenshot? (palm-swipe)

  1. First, go to Settings > Advanced Features > Motions and Gestures > and ENABLE the “Palm swipe to capture” feature.
  2. To use the palm-swipe function to take a screenshot, simply swipe the edge of your hand across the screen at any time.
    1. Note that if the keyboard is visible, you won’t be able to use this feature.
  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 in your Gallery’s screenshots folder, which you can access at any time.

On the Samsung Galaxy Note 20, how do you take a screenshot? (Smart Select)

  1. To do so, go to Settings > Display > Edge Screen > Smart Select and then tap on ‘Edge Panels.’ You can now enable and add any panels you want to the Edge Screen (like contact shortcuts, etc.). Make sure ‘Smart Select’ is turned on.
  2. To use the Smart Select function to take a screenshot, find the slim grey bar on the right hand of your screen and tap and swipe it to the left to expand it.
  3. Swipe through the Edge Screen until you find the Smart Select feature you turned on earlier. You can now choose between a square/rectangular crop, an oval crop, or even an animated GIF when taking a screenshot. Whichever option you prefer is yours to choose.
  4. After that, drag and stretch the crop box’s corners over the part of the screen you want to capture or record. To finish the capture, press ‘Done.’
    1. Note: To make a GIF, repeat the process but tap ‘Record’ instead of ‘Stop’ once you’re happy with the clip you’ve created.
  5. After you’ve captured the shot, you can use the pen icon to edit it, share it with the share icon, or save it to your Gallery with the share/download icon.

On the Samsung Galaxy Note 20, how do you take a screenshot? (S-Pen)

  1. The S-Pen is included with the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra; remove it from the phone to use this screenshot method.
  2. After that, tap ‘Screen Write’ to capture a screenshot of your current screen.
  3. You can now annotate the image however you want. Once you’re happy with the screenshot, tap the ‘Download’ (or ‘Save’) icon, and it will be saved to your Gallery app.

That’s all there is to it! There are so many ways to grab the screen on the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra that it can be overwhelming at first, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll quickly realize how useful each method is.

Please see our FAQs below if you require any additional information or have any unanswered questions.

Questions that are frequently asked.

Why would I want to use my Samsung Galaxy Note 20 to take a screenshot?

The ability to screenshot is undoubtedly one of the most valuable tools on a modern smartphone, and yet it is also one of the most underappreciated. Taking a screenshot, also known as screen-grabbing, is the process of capturing a still (or, in the case of Samsung, sometimes animated) image of whatever is currently displayed on your phone’s screen.

Taking a screenshot is useful for a variety of reasons. If you’re surfing the web, you might want to take a screenshot of a page that you’re not sure you’ll be able to access later if you don’t have access to the internet. Alternatively, you might want to send some information or a funny still to a friend without having to link them to the entire page, video, or whatever you’re looking at; screenshots come in handy here as well.

On the other hand, Samsung has advanced to the point where you can make GIFs from screenshots and easily annotate any screenshot you’ve just taken, making it a tool not just for sharing but also for creativity and business.

Is this device’s method different from that of other Samsung devices?

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

However, the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra introduce some new screenshot methods, such as the Pen and hand-swipe methods.

WHAT HAPPENS TO IT when I take a screenshot of my Samsung Galaxy Note 20?

A bar will appear along the bottom of your Samsung device when you take a screenshot, displaying a few different options.

There’s also a thumbnail of the screenshot, which you can click to open in Gallery view.

Then there’s the two downward arrows icon, which, when tapped and held, allows you to keep expanding the screenshot by scrolling down the page you’re capturing for as long as you want (or until the page runs out).

The crop and edit icons are next, allowing you to quickly edit the screenshot you just took by cropping it to size or using various editing tools like 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 a variety of methods, including social media apps you’ve downloaded, text, email, upload to Google Drive or OneDrive, or some other cloud platform, and so on.

Instead of allowing the pop-up to disappear, if you choose not to use any of these buttons, the screenshot will be saved to your screenshot folder in your phone’s image Gallery and will remain there until you move or delete it.

On the Samsung Galaxy Note 20, what’s the best way to take screenshots?

This depends entirely on your desired outcome or whatever is most convenient for you.

If you don’t care about the appearance of the screenshot and just want to quickly capture your screen to save information to your phone or share it with friends, the POWER and VOLUME DOWN method or the hand-swipe method are better options. Whichever of these you choose is simply a matter of personal preference.

The Smart Panel method is best if you want to quickly capture only a specific part of your screen, if you want the capture to take on a specific shape, or if you want to animate your capture. Finally, the Samsung Pen method is preferred to annotate your capture (most likely for professional purposes).

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