How to take Screenshots on Galaxy A7 [2018]

In this tutorial, we’ll learn different methods to take screenshots on the Samsung Galaxy A7 [2018] smartphone. Since last few years, Samsung has brought many changes in their Android iteration and there is more than one way to do a specific task. Just like any other smartphone, this smartphone is capable enough to offer many useful operations that include capturing the screen as well.

When you know the exact steps, you can capture any screen that displays on your phone. No matter whether you’re keeping tabs on games or some kind of application, or facing some errors, you can take screenshots seamlessly on your phone. You must be aware of these basic functionalities of your phone. Since Android is an open source platform, more and more developers bring many useful developments frequently.

The Samsung Galaxy A7 has inbuilt features that capture screenshots in different ways. That means, there is no need for you to indulge with third-party applications or utility. You can capture the screen using the buttons present on the phone or swiping your palm right or left over the display screen. This is gesture feature that was first implanted in Galaxy A7 2016 and forwarded to further models including the recent one.

Once you know how to take screenshots, you can easily share important things with your friends. For example, if you’re getting some errors that pop up frequently, you can take a screenshot of that and ask appropriate people for resolution. Moreover, on your phone, you can easily capture the scrolling screenshots. Imaging, you’re on the webpage and you want to capture it that whole page, then you can do it on your Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 smartphone.

Out of the box, this smartphone runs on the latest Android Oreo operating system and we suppose it to get Android Pie update soon. That ensures that you’ve plenty of opportunities to improve your experience and usability of the phone.

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During this tutorial, we will discuss the two different methods to capture screenshots; through physical buttons and secondly, using the Palm Swipe gesture feature. Both the methods require minimal efforts and you can master them easily. Since these two features come inbuilt, there’s no need to use any kind of third-party application.

Once you take the screenshots on your phone, they are saved within the folder Pictures/Screenshots automatically. You can easily browse these snapshots using the default gallery application or file manager application. You cannot change this default path. If you wish to do that, you can use a third-party application like Screenshot Easy. That will give you more options to carry out this task. Without ado, we should learn these methods.

Take screenshots on the Samsung Galaxy A7 using physical buttons

This is the easiest ways to capture the display screen. No matter whether you’re playing a game or browsing the internet, you could capture it. You don’t have to configure your phone to make it work. This phone comes with this ability by default. Unless you root your phone, you can’t even turn it off.

Because this phone doesn’t have the home button, the method is slightly different than the older models. The following instructions are set to help you take screenshots on the Samsung Galaxy A7 smartphone:

  1. Get the screen, app or open the web page that you want to screenshot of it.
  2. When you’re ready, press and hold the Volume Down and Power buttons at the same for a few seconds.
  3. If you press these two buttons at the same time, you should hear the shutter sound soon: Take screenshots on Samsung Galaxy A7 using physical buttons
  4. That means, a screenshot has been taken and you can view it.

If nothing happens, try this method again. It can take several attempts to master it and do it easily. We are sure that you’ll master it in just a few attempts.

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That’s how we commonly take screenshots on Android smartphones. This method works on other phones from Samsung those do not have the home button.

There’s one more thing you could do. What if you want to capture the screen that scrolls down like ebooks, word files, web pages, browsing file manager, etc. You can do it easily on this phone.

How to scrolling screenshots on Samsung Galaxy A7

There’s nothing different you need to do. To capture the scrolling screenshots on your phone, just follow the above method and then, press the ‘scroll capture’ or ‘capture more’ button present on the screen.

Scrolling screenshots are very helpful. You can capture the whole webpage of any vertical length you want. Just follow the below instructions to do this:

  1. Open the app, web page or screen that you wish to capture.
  2. When you’re ready, press and hold Volume Down and Power button for a few seconds.
  3. You’ll hear the shutter sound soon.
  4. Now, tap on ‘scroll capture’ or ‘capture more’ button to keep taking a screenshot while screen scrolls downward direction.
  5. Tap on the screen to finish the process.

The screenshot would be like this:

Scrolling screenshot on the Galaxy Phone

That’s how it works.

This how we can use the physical buttons to take screenshots on this smartphone. As have already discussed, there’s one more way to capture the screen. Here’s the second method users could use.

Take screenshots using Palm Swipe features on Galaxy A7

I remember the time when this palm feature was found on the Galaxy S5 smartphone. Then, so far, this feature has been implanted to specific smartphones having good hardware configuration. Probably, you won’t find this feature on low budget smartphones.

Though this feature, you could use your palm to capture screenshots. Most probably, this feature comes enabled on the phone. Thus, you should try to swipe right or left your palm over the display screen. You should hear the shutter sound, that means this feature is enabled and working.

If nothing happens, there’s nothing to worry. The following instructions are set to enable this option on a Samsung Galaxy A7 smartphone:

  1. Open the Settings menu on your phone.
  2. Then, tap on Advanced features
  3. Palm swipe to capture box.
  4. Exit the menu and find that screen that you want to capture.

That’s it. You’ve enabled this feature on your phone successfully. Now, it’s the time to try it. Just get to screen and swipe your palm right or left on it. That should capture that screen just like the first method.

These are the available methods to take screenshots on the Samsung Galaxy A7 smartphone. We hope that our readers would find it helpful. Do share your thoughts and views on this tutorial in the comment section below.


    1. Hello Annabhat,

      You must know that this ability isn’t like air gesture. Your palm should touch the displays screen while swiping over it. Now try it once more and let me if you still find any problem.


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