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Palm swipe to screenshot

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Hacks_Banner.pngSwipe the screen with your palm to capture a screenshotSwipe the screen with your palm to capture a screenshotPlease Note: Availability of this hack may be affected by your device model or OS


We love Palm swipe to screenshot because it’s fast, easy and looks a little bit cool. It’s an alternative to the traditional two-button, power and volume down screenshot method, or asking Bixby to help you out. Here’s how to set it up:


  1. With the device unlocked, swipe down from the top of the screen to reveal the Quick Settings panel.
  2. Tap the Settings icon. It's the cog-like symbol on the right-hand side near the date and time.
  3. Now find Advanced features and then Motions and gestures
  4. Scroll down to Palm swipe to capture and slide the toggle to activate
  5. Find the screen you wish to capture and swipe the bottom edge of your hand across the screen. Your palm should be open with your four fingers pointing away from you and your thumb on top (like a handshake)
  6. The edge of your hand should touch the screen as you swipe

This gesture will not work while the keyboard is shown.


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Superuser I
Superuser I

I actually use this screenshot method all the time ^-^ Its awesome! :smiling-face:


I'm so used to doing the two-button method I tend to forget about the palm one when I'm using my own phone. :face-with-tears-of-joy:


Just tried it now. It's so much better. Cheers @Discover ! :smiling-face-with-sunglasses::thumbs-up-sign-emoji-modifier-fitzpatrick-type:



Superuser I
Superuser I

I think I'm getting the same issues with the S-Pen haha, the S-Pen makes things slightly too easy ;D (If that's possible :winking-face: )

First Poster

Not available on J5 (2017).

Superuser I
Superuser I

Certainly the palm swipe  method is so covenient and quicker than using Bixby.