How do I take a screenshot on the Galaxy Note 7?

Taking a screenshot on your phone is one of its most basic functions, but the Galaxy Note 7 follows previous Notes by giving you several ways to capture your screen. Though you still have two simple ways to take a regular full-screen screenshot to share or keep for yourself, there's also an option to take a so-called "scrolling screenshot" to capture even more. You can also use your S Pen to draw on and manipulate screenshots with Screen Write. Here's how it all works.

Take a standard one-page screenshot

There's no shortage of situations where taking a basic screenshot is useful, whether you're showing something to a friend, saving a quick piece of information for yourself or troubleshooting an issue. There are two ways to take a standard full-screen screenshot on the Note 7.

To take a screenshot on the Note 7:

  1. Open the content you wish to screenshot.
  2. At the same time, press and hold both the power button and home button for two seconds.
  3. You'll see the screen briefly flash, and a notification appear.
  4. Check your notifications, where you'll see the screenshot and an option to share, edit or delete it.

Take a palm swipe screenshot on the Note 7:

  1. Open the content you wish to screenshot.
  2. Place your hand vertically along the left or right edge of your Note 7, and swipe in from that edge with your hand touching the screen.
  3. You'll see the screen briefly flash, and a notification appear.
  4. Check your notifications, where you'll see the screenshot and an option to share, edit or delete it.
  5. (Optional) If this method doesn't work, check Settings > Motion and gestures to enable it.

Capture more:

No matter how you initiate your screenshot, after capturing you'll briefly see a set of options at the bottom of the screen, including "capture more." This "capture more" button allows you to scroll through content and take multiple screenshots, which are automatically stitched together into one long screen showing everything together. This is particularly useful for capturing a full webpage, a set of directions or a long restaurant menu online.

Screenshot with the S Pen and Screen Write

The Note 7 also has an additional screenshot method, which you initiate with the robust Screen Write app using your S Pen. While this is a bit overkill for most situations, it's useful if you need to write on whatever you're planning to screenshot.

To take a Screen Write screenshot on the Note 7:

  1. Open the content you wish to take a screenshot of.
  2. Take out the S Pen to launch Air Command, tap on Screen Write.
  3. The screen will flash and capture a single screenshot.
  4. You're now instantly taken to an editing pane, where you can write on the screen with the S Pen.
  5. In the top toolbar, you'll see options to change the color of your pen, enable an eraser and undo/redo your strokes.
  6. When finished, tap Crop, Share or Save to complete your work.