If you just picked up a Samsung Galaxy Note 9, you’re in for a treat with this excellent new smartphone. However, if this is your first Android device, or even your first Samsung device, you might run into some pretty basic questions. One of those might be how to take a screenshot, so let’s answer that.
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Ways to take a screenshot on the Galaxy Note 9
- With the buttons
- With Google Assistant
- With Bixby
- Using scrolling screenshots
1. Using the Power and Volume buttons
The easiest way to take a screenshot on the Galaxy Note 9 is the same as it is for basically any Android smartphone. Simply hold down the power button and volume down button for a moment, and whatever is on screen will have a screenshot taken. If your sound is on, a shutter noise will be heard, and the screen will flash as well.
2. Using Google Assistant
Another way to take a screenshot on the Galaxy Note 9 is with Google Assistant. Simply open up the Assistant by long-pressing the home button and from there, ask the Assistant to take a screenshot by voice or by typing. As a fun bonus, taking a screenshot in this way actually hides the navigation bar and status bar icons.
3. Using Bixby
It’s not all that often we’ll tell you to use Bixby, but Samsung’s AI assistant is pretty useful for system tasks. By holding down the Bixby button, you can ask with your voice to take a screenshot of what’s currently on screen.
4. How to use scrolling screenshots
The above methods all take a standard screenshot, but Samsung has a really handy feature available alongside that. If you take a screenshot with the buttons, as detailed above, you’ll be presented with a toolbar at the bottom of the screen which includes a button marked “Scroll capture.” This option lets you capture more of what’s on screen, automatically scrolling down and merging the screenshots appropriately. It’s a very handy tool.