How to take a screenshot on a Galaxy Note 10 in 4 ways, from a quick button press to a voice command

It's easy to take a screenshot on the Galaxy Note 10.Hollis Johnson/Business Insider

  • You can take a screenshot on the Galaxy Note 10 in four main ways.
  • The easiest way to take a screenshot on a Note 10 is to quickly press the Volume Down and Power buttons at the same time.
  • You can also take a screenshot on the Note 10 by swiping your palm across the screen, using the S Pen, or using a Bixby voice command.

Samsung gives you no fewer than four ways to take a screenshot on a Galaxy Note 10. You can learn them all and use them interchangeably, or just stick with a single method — it's up to you.

You can take screenshots using the buttons on the side of the phone, with a hand gesture, using Bixby, or by using the Note 10's S Pen. Here's how to do all of them.Advertisement

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How to take a screenshot on the Note 10 using the side buttons

Most of the time, the easiest way to take a screenshot is by using the power and volume buttons.

1. Go to the screen you want to screenshot.

2. Briefly press the Volume Down and Power buttons simultaneously. Release the buttons quickly — if you hold them too long, the Note 10 will display options to shut down.
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Press these buttons at the same time to take a screenshot.Samsung; skitching by William Antonelli/Business Insider

3. You'll see the screen flash slightly and the screenshot toolstrip will appear at the bottom of the screen. You can use the tools to edit the image or, if you do nothing, the screenshot will be saved automatically to the Gallery app.

You can take a screenshot by pressing the Volume Down and Power buttons.

How to take a screenshot on the Note 10 using a hand gesture

Just like the Galaxy S10, you can take a screenshot on the Note 10 by swiping the edge of your palm across the screen. This should be turned on by default, but to make sure:Advertisement

1. Open the Settings app.

2. Tap "Advanced features."

3. Tap "Motions and gestures."Advertisement

4. Make sure "Palm swipe to capture" is on by swiping the switch to the right.

Turn on palm swipe in your Settings app.Dave Johnson/Business Insider

If it's enabled, here's how to take a screenshot:

5. Go to the screen you want to screenshot.Advertisement

6. Place your hand just beyond either the left or right side of the phone, with your palm aligned with the edge of the screen so your pinkie is touching the side of the phone.
Swipe your palm across the screen to take a screenshot.Dave Johnson/Business Insider

7. In one smooth motion, slide your palm across the phone. You can do this in either direction – right-to-left or left-to-right.

This method is pretty tricky to do and takes some practice. Even with practice, though, it's prone to error — you'll probably find that more often than not, your palm triggers a button or swipes the entire screen instead of taking the screenshot. Advertisement

How to take a screenshot on the Note 10 using Bixby

Bixby, which is Samsung's personal assistant (similar to Apple's Siri), can take a screenshot on your behalf. If Bixby has been set up and is able to listen for commands, do this:

1. Go to the screen you want to screenshot. 2. Tap and hold the power button.Advertisement

3. Once Bixby appears, continue to hold the power button and say, "Take a screenshot."

Bixby will take a screenshot and save the image in the Gallery.

How to take a screenshot on the Note 10 using the S Pen

Finally, you can use the S Pen to take a screenshot — with annotations. Advertisement

1. Remove the S Pen from its slot at the bottom of the Note 10.

2. Use the S Pen to tap the Air Command button on the right side of the screen.

3. In the pop-up menu, tap "Screen write."Advertisement

4. The Note 10 will take a screenshot, which you can now draw on with the stylus.
You can annotate your screenshots once taken.Hollis Johnson/Business Insider

5. When you're done, tap Save at the top-right of the screen.

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