Samsung Galaxy S6 Plus

Samsung Galaxy S6 Plus

How to take screenshot or screen capture in a Galaxy S6 Plus

An essential feature of modern mobile phones and tablets is the ability to take screenshots, or capture an image of what is currently displayed on the screen of your Samsung Galaxy S6 Plus.

While there are apps that can perform this function, you don't need to install any additional apps as it is already included in the Android 5.0.2 (Lollipop) operating system.

When you take a screenshot, you can save a WhatsApp conversation, Tinder message, Instagram story, Facebook photo, or video frame in the memory of your Samsung device.

On the contrary, if you want to record a video of what is shown on the screen of your Samsung Galaxy S6 Plus, for example to record a video call, a story or a web page or piece of an internet video, you can follow the next tutorial: Record screen from Samsung Galaxy S6 Plus

Table of Contents:

First method:

If you want to make a screenshot to your Samsung Galaxy S6 Plus you have to follow these simple steps:

Estimated time: 2 minutes.

1- First step:

First, go to the screen that you want to capture a screenshot of on your Samsung Galaxy S6 Plus, whether it's a web page, chat, or application.

Home screen

2- Second step:

There are two methods: using the Android native method by simultaneously pressing the power key and the volume key down or through Samsung's own system by pressing the power or power button located on the right side and the start button, located right under the screen of our Samsung. This method may not be available, depending on the version of the software you have.

Screenshot in Samsung Galaxy S6 Plus

3- Third step:

When taking the screenshot on the Galaxy S6 Plus, a flash will appear on the screen, as if a picture of the screen has been taken. Depending on the version of the installed software and the model or region, a black bar will be displayed at the bottom of the screen from which you can open the screenshot, edit it, share it, or take a long screenshot or scroll screenshot.

Otherwise, a silent notification will appear indicating that the screenshot has been taken, we can click on this notification to view it and perform the action we want with it.

Samsung screenshot notification

4- Fourth step:

The captured image is automatically saved in the gallery of your mobile/cell phone Samsung Galaxy S6 Plus.

You can find the image gallery on the home screen, it should have a photo icon, an instant photo or depending on the version of the software installed, your image gallery application may be Google Photos, in which case look for the icon of a four-pointed star made of paper with four colors, one for each point.

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5- Fifth step:

Open the image gallery, the images and photos will appear sorted by date, click on the capture that you just made on your Galaxy S6 Plus, and you will be able to edit it, trim it or send it to your contacts or through your preferred social network.

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Video instructions

Screenshot without using the buttons on Galaxy S6 Plus

If you cannot use the physical buttons of the Samsung S6 Plus because they are broken or you do not want to use them because it is a problem for you to press both buttons at the same time to take the screenshot, there is an alternative so you can continue taking screenshots without the power and volume buttons that we tell you about below:

1- First step:

Go to the screen or application you want to capture the screen on your Samsung.

2- Second step:

Display the quick access or settings bar of your Samsung Galaxy S6 Plus. To do this, slide your finger down from the top of the screen, the shortcuts to device settings will be displayed.

Open Android quick panel

3- Third step:

Press the screenshot icon, if you don't see the icon, swipe down again to display the full panel.
If you can't see this icon, you may need to add it to the shortcuts panel.

Galaxy S6 Plus screenshot icon

4- Fourth step:

The captured image is automatically saved in the gallery of your phone or tablet Samsung.

You can find the image gallery on the home screen, it should have a photo icon, an instant photo or depending on the version of the software installed, your image gallery application may be Google Photos, in which case look for the icon of a four-pointed star made of paper with four colors, one for each point.

How to capture a full page in Samsung Galaxy S6 Plus?

If you want to capture a complete web page in your Samsung Galaxy S6 Plus, you should know that this method is not currently available natively on Android. However, Samsung has incorporated it into its One UI customization layer.

To make a scroll screenshot of a web page, a WhatsApp conversation, or any other application on your Samsung Galaxy S6 Plus, follow these steps:

1- Take a screenshot using the method indicated above. When taking the screenshot, the capture and screen capture menu will appear for a few seconds before disappearing.

2- Click on “Scrollshot” and wait while the screen scrolls, capturing all the content.

3- When you want to stop the screenshot, click on the screen. If the web page or application has a very long or infinite scroll, it can generate a very large image and block the system.

Once the capture is made, it will be saved in the Galaxy S6 Plus image gallery and you can edit and share it on social networks.

Scrollshot in Galaxy S6 Plus

Screenshot not working on Samsung Galaxy S6 Plus

If none of the indicated methods to capture screen on your Samsung Galaxy S6 Plus has worked, it may be a problem with the settings or software, to solve it we must reset the Galaxy S6 Plus settings.

To do this we go to Settings -> General management -> Reset -> Reset all settings.

A notice will be displayed indicating that all settings except personal data, security, languages, accounts and downloaded applications will be reset (ie this data will not be deleted). Click on “Reset settings” to continue, enter your PIN or unlock pattern and click on “Reset” again, the Galaxy S6 Plus will restart and you can check if the screenshot works correctly.

About the device:

It has a processor Octa-core (4x2.1 GHz Cortex-A57 & 4x1.5 GHz Cortex-A53), a graphics card Mali-T760MP8, a RAM memory 4 GB RAM and an internal memory of 32 GB.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Plus comes from the factory with the Android 5.0.2 (Lollipop) operating system.

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