The Galaxy Z Fold 4 is the fourth-generation foldable from Samsung, and it’s the most refined foldable yet. It costs the same $1,799 as the Galaxy Z Fold 3, which is good to see. But it does have some new software and is guaranteed to get four years of software updates, which is great to see.
Much like other Samsung smartphones, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 also features a number of ways that you can take a screenshot on the device. So today, we’re going to show you all of the ways that you can take a screenshot, in case you’re having trouble with that.
How to take a Screenshot on Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4
It’s pretty simple to take a screenshot on the Galaxy Z Fold 4, but it is a tiny bit different from other Android smartphones. So here’s how you do it.
Simply press the volume down and power button together. Press them for a short time, about a second.
Then let go, and you’ll see the animation for a screenshot. Along with a toolbar for editing and sharing your screenshot.
That’s literally it. You can crop, draw and more on your screenshot when you press the edit button on that toolbar. So you only share a part of your screen and not the entire thing.
The default settings on the Galaxy Z Fold 4 will put you into the power menu if you press and hold the volume down and power buttons together. Which is why you need to only tap these together for a second. Otherwise, you’ll be taken to the power menu for powering off, restart or emergency call. You can change that in the settings.
Additional ways to take a screenshot
For Samsung smartphones, there are two other ways that you can use to take a screenshot. And that is also the case for the Galaxy Z Fold 4, making it easier to grab a screenshot. Here are those two ways.
This is a method that Samsung has had available for quite some time. But essentially, you can use your palm to swipe across the screen and grab an image. You will need to turn this on, and here’s how to do that:
Jump into Settings.
Tap on Advanced Features.
Then tap on Motions and Gestures.
You’ll see an option for “Palm swipe to capture”, it’ll be towards the bottom. Tap on the toggle there.
If you tap on the option it’ll give you more information on how this feature works.
And that’s it. It’s just that easy to enable Palm swipe to capture. Now this one can be a bit tricky on other Samsung smartphones, particularly the curved display phones. But since the Galaxy Z Fold 4 is not curved, it’s not as difficult. Just make sure to swipe from edge to edge. You can opt to do left-to-right or right-to-left.
This is likely not the easiest way to take a screenshot on the Galaxy Z Fold 4, but it is a different way of doing it.
Now, if neither of the above options work for you, particularly if you like to use your phone with one hand, this option is going to be great for you.
Head into Settings.
Then tap on Accessibility.
Now tap on “Interaction and dexterity”
Finally, tap on “Assistant Menu” and turn that on.
This turns on a new Assistant Menu, which brings a floating button that can be moved virtually anywhere on the screen. When you tap on it, it will expand to show a number of different options, including your navigation buttons, power button, volume, screenshots, and more. Just tap on the “screenshots” button to take a screenshot.
This is a really great feature to have for doing other things on your phone too. Particularly if you can’t reach the top of the phone, or other parts of the phone. Especially since the Galaxy Z Fold 4 has such a tall Cover Display. And then there’s a lip on the main display. Making this a bit tougher.
And that’s it. That is all of the ways you can take a screenshot on the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4.