Samsung Galaxy S8 Active
An essential functionality today in a mobile phone or tablet is the possibility of taking screenshots, that is to say to grab in an image what appears on the screen at that precise moment on your Samsung Galaxy S8 Active.
There are applications that can perform this functionality, but fortunately you do not need to install any additional app as it is included in the Android 7.0 (Nougat), planned upgrade to Android 8.0 (Oreo) operating system.
When you make a screenshot, you can send that WhatsApp conversation, Tinder, 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 S8 Active, 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 S8 Active
If you want to make a screenshot to your Samsung Galaxy S8 Active you have to follow these simple steps:
Estimated time: 2 minutes.
1- First step:
First we go to the screen to which you want to make the screenshot of your Samsung Galaxy S8 Active, be it a web page, chat or application.
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: it consists of sliding the side of the palm of the hand across the screen from the right side to the left (or vice versa) of our Galaxy S8 Active to that we see a flash that indicates that the capture has been made. This method may not be available, depending on the version of the software you have.
To take the screenshot with this gesture you must first activate it from the settings, go to the settings, click on "Advanced functions" and activate the option "Move palm to capture".
3- Third step:
When taking the screenshot on the Galaxy S8 Active, a flash will be displayed on the screen, as if a picture of the screen had been taken and depending on the version of the installed software and the model or region, a black bar will be displayed on the bottom of the screen from which we 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.
4- Fourth step:
The captured image is automatically saved in the gallery of your mobile/cell phone Samsung Galaxy S8 Active.
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, it is possible that your image gallery application is Google Photos, in this case look for the icon of a four-pointed star made of paper with four colors, one for each point.
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 S8 Active, and you will be able to edit it, trim it or send it to your contacts or through your preferred social network.
Second method to make a screenshot in Galaxy S8 Active:
1- Go to the screen or application you want to capture the screen on your Samsung.
2- Open the notification bar or quick setting bar of your Samsung Galaxy S8 Active by sliding your finger from the top of the screen down and pressing the "Screenshot" icon.
3- 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, it is possible that your image gallery application is Google Photos, in this case look for the icon of a four-pointed star made of paper with four colors, one for each point..
If what you want is to capture a complete web page in your Samsung Galaxy S8 Active first of all you should know that this method is not available natively on Android for the moment however Samsung has incorporated it into its One UI customization layer.
To make a scroll screenshot on a web page, a WhatsApp conversation or any other application from your Samsung Galaxy S8 Active, take the screenshot with the method indicated above, when taking the screenshot the capture and the screen capture menu will appear for a few seconds, before it disappears, click on “Scrollshot” and wait while scrolling on the screen capturing all the content, when you want to cut the screenshot, click on the screen to stop since if the web page or the application has a very long or infinite scroll it can generate a too large image and block the system.
Once the capture is made, it will be saved in the Galaxy S8 Active image gallery and you can edit and share it on social networks.
If none of the indicated methods to capture screen on your Samsung Galaxy S8 Active has worked, it may be a problem with the settings or software, to solve it we must reset the Galaxy S8 Active 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 S8 Active will restart and you can check if the screenshot works correctly.
About the device:
Samsung Galaxy S8 Active a size of 151.9 x 74.9 x 9.9 mm (5.98 x 2.95 x 0.39 in), a weight of 208.1 grams, a screen size of 5.8 inches, 85.4 cm2 (~75.0% screen-to-body ratio) and a screen resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio (~568 ppi density).
It has a processor Octa-core (4x2.35 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo), a graphics card Adreno 540, a RAM memory 4 GB and an internal memory of 64 GB, 4 GB RAM.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 Active comes from the factory with the Android 7.0 (Nougat), planned upgrade to Android 8.0 (Oreo) operating system.
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