Tricks on How to Take Screenshot on Samsung Tablet

Last updated on August 4, 2015 by

The Samsung Galaxy Tab is a series of Android-based tablet computers produced by Samsung. There are multiple models of this tablet ranging from Galaxy Tab 7.0 to 2, 3, 4 and Pro. There are many advantages for taking screenshots on these portable devices, just to name a few of them: store the pictures you like, save the contents you’d like to read some time later and share the stuff you’re interested in with friends. To know how to screenshot on Samsung tablet, here are some solutions.

I: Using Apowersoft Screenshot

Apowersoft ScreenshotThis app is a free yet full-featured tool for Android devices. It has a built-in web browser with which you are able to capture any particular region of a webpage or even a full webpage with contents beyond the screen. Other than taking screenshot within this app, it also allows you to capture screenshot in other apps as long as you enable the function by pressing the “Start” button on the front page. Once the screenshot is taken, you can make use of its image editor which is really powerful. You can crop and annotate any images on your tablet, and or upload them to free cloud space provided by the developer or share them to other apps on Samsung tablet. Here are the steps on how to use this app.

  • First of all, download and install this app on your Samsung tablet.
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  • Open this app, and navigate to a webpage with its built-in browser. Tap on the blue camera icon on the right bottom of the screen. Then, you can capture a region by clicking the first button, capture a full webpage by clicking the second button or grab the present full screen by clicking the last button.
  • Edit the screenshot before saving it. You can mark some contents on the screenshot with lines, arrows or cover sensitive contents with mosaics.
  • Click the “Done” button on the top left to save it on your tablet. It will be saved to a folder called “Apowersoft Screenshot” under Gallery.

how to screenshot on Samsung Galaxy Tab

Pros: It allows you to capture full webpage and provides an advanced image editor.

Cons: It temporarily cannot capture screen in other apps.

II: Using the Power Button + the Volume Down/Home Button

screenshot on Samsung tabletThere used to be a screen shot icon on the main menu, but with the launch of the latest update, the icon has been removed. Instead, you have to print screen with combination of keys. To screenshot on Samsung tablet, you can just press the power and the volume down buttons together for 2 seconds. Then you will hear a camera shutter sound which denotes that the screenshot has been taken successfully. The screenshot will be automatically saved in the Gallery. However, this method is not applicable to all Samsung tablets. On devices like the Galaxy Tab 3, you need to press the power button and home button at the same time to get a screenshot. Also, the screenshot will be placed in the Gallery. Taking screenshots in this way is indeed very convenient.

Pros: This ways is very handy and you don’t have to install any apps on your tablet.

Cons: It only allows you to capture the whole screen and lacks editing options.

If you want to take screenshots of any parts on the screen and add annotations to them, you can make use of the professional third-party screenshot apps as follows.

III: Employing Third-Party Screenshot Apps

1. Screenshot Ultimate

Screenshot Ultimate iconScreenshot Ultimate is a free screen capture app with various features like sharing, annotating and editing. No matter your tablet is rooted or not, you can always run this app on your device. To print screen on Samsung tablet with this app, you just need to shake your device or press the overlay icon that is visible on the top of all screens. You can also customize the default save folder, filename and the format (PNG or JPEG) for the image.

Pros: It’s free and powerful with multiple features.

Cons: If your tablet is not rooted, you have to run an app on your PC to enable the screen capture function.

2. No Root Screenshot It

No Root Screenshot It iconAs its name suggests, you can utilize this app without rooting your tablet. But if your tablet is already rooted, you need to download the normal “Screenshot It” app from the Android market. Once you download this app on your device, it will instruct you to install a free desktop application on your computer. You have to run that desktop program with your tablet connected to the computer. This will activate the screen shooting function on your device. Once it is activated, you can screenshot on Samsung tablet whenever you want without connecting to PC. But if you restart your tablet, you have to do this all over again. It seems to be a little troublesome, but this tool allows you to take screenshots in several ways, edit, annotate and share them in an instant. This app also offers an option of delay in capture.

Pros: You don’t have to root your tablet.

Cons: It’s $4.99. You have to connect your tablet to the computer, and run an app to enable the screen shooting function every time you restart your device.

3. OK Screenshot

OK Screenshot iconThis app needs you to root your tablet and assure the system version must be at least 4.0. To do a screen capture on Samsung tablet with this app upon the installation and activation, you just need to hit the screenshot icon or press the power button and the volume down button together. After that, you can crop, annotate it as you like. At last, you can either save it to your device or share it out. It’s simple but can meet all your screenshot needs.

Pros: It is simple yet full-featured.

Cons: You have to root your tablet and the system version needs to be at least 4.0.

All in all, this article provides several ways on how to screenshot on Samsung tablet. The default way of using key combination just gives you raw screenshots of the full screen. But Apowersoft Screenshot enables you to snapshot any region on the screen and provides other useful functions like capturing full webpage, editing and sharing images. It’s absolutely the best way to snapshot on your Samsung tablet.

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