Take a screenshot using the button shortcut

Galaxy S6 screenshot shortcut

This is probably the simplest method of taking a screenshot on the Galaxy S6 or S6 edge. Using the physical button shortcut — holding power and home at the same time — will immediately capture what's on your phone's display. This is the same as taking a screenshot on an earlier Samsung phone or an iPhone, only the specific buttons might be in different locations.

  1. Get the app or screen that you want to capture ready to go.
  2. Press and hold the power button and the home button at the same time. It can be a bit of a stretch on these larger phones — particularly on the GS6 edge with its super-thin side bezels — but it works. You'll hear the camera shutter sound fire off, along with a short flashing animation, and that's how you know you're good to go.
  3. You'll now be able to see the screenshot in the Gallery app, or in Samsung's built-in "My Files" file browser.
  4. If you need to find the screenshots from a command line or through the Android File Transfer tool, they'll be in /pictures/screenshots.