Take a screenshot by swiping the screen

Screen swipe

This is another screenshot trick we've seen on plenty of Samsung phones in the past, and it's arguably easier than gripping your phone to use the button combination shortcut. (Though it's definitely a little more difficult if you're using the Galaxy S6 edge.) First, tilt your hand onto its side, so your thumb is facing away from the screen, then swipe it across the display in either direction (left-to-right or right-to-left.) As before, you'll hear the screenshot sound and see a brief on-screen animation.

Palm Swipe

You can enable or disable this shortcut in the Settings app. Here's the step by step breakdown.

  1. Go into the settings menu.
  2. Scroll down to "Motion" and choose "Motions and gestures."
  3. Tap "Palm swipe to capture."
  4. Hit the toggle button from on to off.