How to take screenshot of Samsung Galaxy S22 series

The Galaxy S22 series is finally here, with three different models to choose from: the smaller Galaxy S22, the larger Galaxy S22 Plus, and finally the Galaxy S22 Ultra. All three phones are packed with features, including everything you normally get with Android 12 and Samsung’s One UI 4 layer on top. If you’ve never used an Android phone before, or if you just need a refresher, we’ll explain how to take a Galaxy S22 screenshot or record the screen.

It’s no surprise here if you’ve used a Samsung-made phone or tablet lately, as the general options and steps are the same as other One UI devices. However, the Galaxy S22 series has some additional ways to take a screenshot or record a screen compared to some other Android phones. There are also some useful options in the system settings to change how screenshots and recordings are created and saved.

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How to take a screenshot of Galaxy S22 series

The easiest way to take a screenshot is Press the volume down button and the power button at the same time. This will instantly take a picture of your entire screen. However, there are several other ways to take a screenshot.

The other main convenient method is the touch gesture, which should be enabled unless you turn it off at some point – you can check by opening the Settings app and searching for “palm swipe”. This feature allows you to Drag the edge of your hand across the screen (either left to right or right to left) to take a screenshot. It takes the same amount of time as it does to press the two buttons together.

If you have Google Assistant set up, you can say “Ok Google, take a screenshot.” The same is also true of Samsung’s own Bixby voice assistant: just say “Hey Bixby, take a screenshot.” However, both methods take more time than a button combination or motion gesture.

When you take a screenshot with most of these methods, a toolbar appears at the bottom of the screen with some additional options. The button with the arrows facing the bottom lets you swipe to take a longer screenshot, the share button gives you one-click sharing to any app that can import photos, and the hashtag button lets you add tags for the organization. There is also a crop button, so if you need to cut out part of the screenshot, you don’t have to search for your Photos app and open the image from there.

The Galaxy S22 Ultra has an S Pen, which means there’s another way to take screenshots. With the S Pen removed from the phone, tap Smart Select on the pop-up menu. Then you can draw an outline around the area you want to capture, which is saved as a screenshot. useful.

The Galaxy S22 series also has a mode called Samsung DeX, which allows you to use your phone’s apps in multi-window mode (similar to a regular desktop computer) on another screen. Most of the above methods for taking a screenshot of the DeX desktop don’t work, but there is a dedicated screenshot button on the right side of the taskbar just for this. Pressing this button will immediately take a screenshot of the DeX desktop, or you can press and hold (or right-click) the button to see the option to take a partial screenshot.

Screenshot menu in Samsung DeX

Screenshot menu in Samsung DeX

How to record screen on Galaxy S22 series

There are fewer ways to start a new screen recording, compared to simple screenshots. Your first option is to tap the Screen Recorder box in the quick settings menu, in the same area as the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth toggles. It may be hidden by default on your device – if so, tap the three-dot icon in the top right of the Settings panel, tap Edit Buttons, and drag Screen Recorder to the available buttons. The other way is with the Bixby voice assistant, if you have it enabled – just say “Hey Bixby, start screen recording”.

No matter which way you start the process, the Galaxy S22 will ask if you want to record without audio, media sounds (such as audio from apps and games), or your microphone. And the Media sounds. Then just click on “Start Recording”.

Change Screen Record / Screenshot Settings on Galaxy S22 Series

There are a few settings for screenshots and screen recordings, located under “Screenshots and Screen Recorder” in the Advanced features section of the Settings app. Here you can turn the popup toolbar on or off, automatically delete shared screenshots, and change the format of saved screenshots (PNG or JPG). There’s also an option to hide status and navigation bars in your screenshots, which is useful if you want a clean looking image without erasing all of your notifications.

For screen recordings, you can change the default preference for audio input, video file quality setting, and selfie camera size when this feature is enabled. Most of the important options are located in the initial popup when you start screen recording, so there isn’t much left to fiddle with within the system settings.

    Samsung Galaxy S22

    Galaxy S22 packs the latest hardware in a compact frame.

    Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus

    The Galaxy S22 Plus has a bigger screen and a bigger battery.

    Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra

    Galaxy S22 Ultra features a larger design, improved S Pen and cameras.