How to take Screenshot Samsung Galaxy J7 [All Variants]

You shouldn’t miss this ability on your phone. This can help you a lot when it comes to capturing things present on the display screen. That can be an error or something important that you want to share with an appropriate person. In this quick tutorial, we’ll help you take a screenshot on Samsung Galaxy J7 and all of its variants. No matter whether you’re having an old Galaxy J7 model or the latest Galaxy J7 2018, you can take screenshots anytime you want easily. Also, one can take scrolling screenshots on these smartphones as well.

There many different variants of this smartphone. When it comes taking a screenshot, the only difference that remains between different variants is the home button. Either your phone would be having a home button or not. For those having Galaxy J7 (or variant) with a home button, the method is different from the one that doesn’t have it. Almost, all smartphones released last year, do not have the home button. Instead, they have been blessed with Infinite or larger display screens. No matter which model you have, taking screenshot quite easier.

To take screenshots on Samsung Galaxy J7 smartphones, there are different methods. Either we can use the hardware keys or Palm swipe gesture feature. Moreover, there countless applications that serve this purpose very well. These applications offer numerous ways to capture screenshots on Android smartphones. There’s no doubt that this ability is very helpful. If you ever encounter an unknown error, you can take a screenshot of that you on phone share it with an appropriate person.

This ability comes within the device. Thus, there’s no need to use any kind of application or utility. For those who frequently carry out this task, third-party apps can output better productivity in less time. Or ordinary users like us, the first two methods; hardware keys and Palm swipe gesture are good enough. The Palm swipe gesture was first introduced on Samsung Galaxy S5 and forwarded to further smartphones. Using this feature, users can take screenshots with just swiping their palm over the display screen.

This option comes enabled by default. You can try swiping your palm over the display screen of your phone. If that doesn’t work, probably that means this feature is disabled on your phone. Keep reading this tutorial to enable Palm swipe gesture on your Samsung Galaxy J7 smartphone. During this tutorial, we will discuss these different methods to take screenshots on all Samsung Galaxy J7 variants. Whether you’re having Galaxy J7 Pro or Max, or just a Galaxy J7 2018 model, this guide is applicable.

How to take a screenshot on Samsung Galaxy J7 [2016/2017] having a home button

How to take a screenshot on Samsung Galaxy J7 [2016/2017] having a home button

  1. Open the page, home or screen that you want to capture.
  2. To capture a screenshot, press and hold Power and Home buttons at the same time.
  3. You should hear a shutter sound. The screenshot has been captured.
  4. Use available options to edit, share or delete the captured screenshot.

That’s how you can capture a screenshot on your Samsung Galaxy J7 mobile that having a home button. Most likely, you would be having 2016/2017 model. Just like the S-series smartphones, these J series smartphones have been very popular among low-mid range smartphone seekers. Also, must see our list of best apps for Samsung Galaxy J7 smartphone.

You should ensure that you press both the buttons at the very same time. Otherwise, nothing would happen except the home button would work or the Power menu would appear. You can easily master this method within just a few attempts.

This method works on almost all Samsung smartphones having a home button. Till the time, the hardware keys are working fine, you can rely on this method. If something bad happens to them, either you can use the Palm swipe feature or make use of a third-party application. And if you purchased the latest Samsung Galaxy J7 smartphone, then the following steps will help you take a screen on it.

How to take a screenshot on Samsung Galaxy J7 2018 [Without a home button]

With some good hardware and software upgrades, indeed this smartphone gained so much popularity last year. While it doesn’t have the home button, it has an infinite display screen that makes this smartphone even better. For those who’ve limited budget, this mobile phone has everything that you expect from a smartphone.

There’s just a little difference in taking a screenshot on the newest model. In new devices, we use Power and Volume down buttons for that purpose. Other than that, everything remains the same. For all the Samsung smartphones that lack a home button, this guide applicable. Thus, you can use guide on almost all Samsung smartphones, no matter whether they are new or the old ones.

Here’s how you can take a screenshot on these smartphones:

  1. Open the app/game or screen that you want to capture.
  2. When you’re ready, press and hold Power and Volume Down buttons at the same time.
  3. You should hear the shutter should.
  4. That’s it, you’ve successfully captured the screenshot on your Samsung Galaxy J7 smartphone.

That’s all about the hardware keys and how you can use them take screenshots on Samsung Galaxy J7 2016, 2017 and 2018 models.

Now, moving forward, we would discuss the Palm Swipe gesture that enables a user to take a screenshot without using the hardware keys.

How to take screenshots on Samsung Galaxy J7 using palm swipe gesture [All variants]

This feature comes enabled most of the time or else the user would need to activate it manually. Through this option, users can capture the screenshot just swiping the palm of the display screen. You must know that this is an Air-gesture. While swiping your palm over the display screen, your palm should touch the display screen slightly.

Just like we do on OnePlus devices; three fingers down gesture captures a screenshot of the phone. So, your palm should slightly touch the screen otherwise, nothing would happen. Try this on your phone. If you find that it doesn’t work, follow the below steps to enable it:

  1. Open Settings on your phone.
  2. Scroll down and tap on Advance settings.
  3. Under this menu, look for ‘Palm Gesture’.
  4. Tap on this option and enable it.

That’s it, you activated this gesture on your phone. Now, you should be able to take a screenshot on your Samsung Galaxy J7 just swiping your palm over the screen.

There’s still one that left to be discussed. What if you want to screenshot a web page or something that has a vertical length? The answer is; scrolling screenshots.

How to take scrolling screenshots on Samsung Galaxy J7 [All variants]

The scrolling screenshots help to capture a screen where content lengths vertically like web pages, eBooks, apps drawer and so on. You can easily take such screenshots on your Samsung Galaxy J7. There’s nothing new you would need. Just need to follow one of the above methods to capture a screenshot, then choose the option to capture more.

Here are the instructions you need to follow:

  1. Open the app/page/game or anything that you want to capture.
  2. To take a screenshot, just press and hold Volume Down and Power buttons at the same time (or Home and Power button for old devices).
  3. When the screenshot is captured, a pop-up screen will appear.
  4. Now, tap on ‘scroll capture’ or ‘capture more’ button to keep taking a screenshot while the screen scrolls downward direction.
  5. Tap on the screen to finish the capturing process.

That’s it, you’ve successfully taken a scrolling screenshot on your Samsung Galaxy J7 smartphone. You must know that longer the content your screenshot has, the size of the image will be bigger.

To locate these saved screenshots you can use the Gallery or File manager application. All screenshots are saved within this path: Internal memory/Pictures/Screenshots/.

Wrap up

That ends our tutorial here that covers all methods to take screenshots on all variants of the Samsung Galaxy J7 smartphone. We hope that this tutorial will help #GalaxyJ7 users to get more used to of their smartphone. Don’t forget to share your feedback and thoughts on this guide in the comment section below. We would love to hear from you and write more such tutorials.

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