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A tiny way One UI makes screenshot button combo more convenient

Here’s something for those who tend to take screenshots often on their Galaxy device: On Android Pie, you no longer need to press and hold the volume down and power buttons to take a screenshot. You can simply press both buttons together and immediately let go to take a screenshot. It’s great for us who take screenshots almost daily as part of our job description, and most likely for many of our readers as well.

One UI also makes the screenshot animation more pleasing, but that’s part of more visually attractive animations across the board on Android Pie. And yes, not having to hold down the volume and power buttons for taking a screenshot might seem like a tiny change for a dedicated article. But we’re deliberately trying to be impartial in our coverage of the new stuff the latest version of Android will bring to the Galaxy S9, Galaxy Note 9, and other Galaxy devices, and both minor and major changes play a role in improving the overall user experience.

What do you think about Android Pie not needing you to hold down the volume and power buttons for taking a screenshot?

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siaho
siaho

Those small details are what makes the good software, a great one.

Gunter2
Gunter2

Very good news. I take screen shots a lot , maybe we all do! If I don’t have two hands available I just use palm swipe gesture. No need to press any buttons.

Biransahin
Biransahin

I also need to take a lot of screen shots for my work. It’s certainly a small but significant improvement. It will be very useful. Palm swipe is also very easy but people forget about it a lot. I probably use that more. No button touches!

Gunter2
Gunter2

I use both methods but palm swipe is great if the phone is lying on desk.

SAMgalaxyXXX
SAMgalaxyXXX

Still Samsung needs to copy other easier ways to take screenshots like just tapping once or twice on the screen or sth.

Biransahin
Biransahin

There is an easier one. It’s called palm swipe to capture. No button presses. Just swipe your palm across the screen. It’s even easier than double tapping. I thought most people with Samsung phones knew that one, though some do forget. It’s very easy, you should try it.

SAMgalaxyXXX
SAMgalaxyXXX

I know that one and I have it on but tapping on the screen is way easier especially for one handed mode use. I thought this One UI was all about improving the one handed mode usability. Also,
Palm swipe doesn’t work with gloves not even with touch sensitivity on.
Finger swipe could be another better option so you don’t have to swipe your entire hand all over your phone looking more like cleaning the screen than taking a screenshot.

Gunter2
Gunter2

You should study the methods available on your phone. If you use a Samsung phone you should learn the palm swipe method. You don’t need to press buttons and you don’t even need to be holding the phone. It is not necessary to double tap anything.

SAMgalaxyXXX
SAMgalaxyXXX

I’ve been using Samsung phones for a loooong time and I know all its features old and new ones

Kathan Gandhi
Kathan Gandhi

I am used to the Swipe palm to take screenshot feature for taking screen shot

Biransahin
Biransahin

Yes, this is the easiest way.! 👍

ProfiFahrer
ProfiFahrer

It’s a good change. When I take a screenshot, I hold the buttons, because I forget the change everytime. Then I ask myself: “What? So fast?” 🙂

Mindseer0676
Mindseer0676

What I really like is the new scroll for screen shots where you can tap it multiple times to take long screen shots as oppose to only being able to tap it once like before. You can now get whole screens in one shot no matter how long they are.

vanillasky
vanillasky

But this is not a new feature for Android pie. It was available even on Galaxy S8

Biransahin
Biransahin

That’s not new, it was on S8 and Note8 and came to S7 later.

Andrei603
Andrei603

No,even my friend has it on Android 6.0 on a Galaxy S5 Neo,so I think it is on every device with Android 6.0 or later

Gunter2
Gunter2

This was available since a few years now from what I hear.

HDERAZI96
HDERAZI96

Click is was better than hold, some times you need the phone to take the screenshot really fast or the thing you want to take screenshot disappears like on videos/snapchat. Keep it quick would be better; there is no chance of by mistake screenshots if two keys must be pressed.

x M a L i K x
x M a L i K x

Tiny detail but I love the sound when taking a screenshot hopefully samsung change the camera shutter sound to this aswell.