Here’s how you take a screenshot on your Samsung Galaxy phone

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At least once a month, I google how to take a screenshot on my Samsung Galaxy phone, which is especially embarrassing considering that I’m a tech reporter. But many of the guides I find have ridiculous suggestions on how to take screenshots, which is definitely the reason why I keep forgetting.

In reality there’s only one decent method. That’s why I’ve made this humble guide, to help me remember, something that’ll hopefully be handy for you too. Below you can find how to take a screenshot (the right way) and how to do a scroll capture, i.e. a scrolling screenshot. I’ll also include two other ways of taking screenshots, but please don’t use those.

The intellectual: Hold down the ‘volume down button’ + ‘power button’