Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+: How to take screenshots without the Home button

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The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ will not have physical buttons, and the virtual absence of the Home button leads to the loss of a shortcut for taking screenshots. However, there are two ways to remedy this situation. Here's how.

It has not escaped anyone: the Galaxy S8 and S8+ do not have the usual Home button. More precisely, this one is always present, but is located under the screen, invisible, and can be engaged by a simple pressure of the fingers.



A difference that notably changes the way of take screenshots : we remember for example that it was enough simply to hold the home button and on / off the device for several seconds to perform a screenshot.

Two Ways to Take Screenshots on Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+

Fortunately, and of course, it is always possible to save the image displayed on your phone. To do this, two methods are available. The first already existed: it consists of sweeping the screen with your hand from one edge of the screen to the other. It's not really practical (you have to put one hand crooked and hold the smartphone with the other), but it works. Note that you must first think about activating this shortcut in the menus.

The second method simply replaces the Home button with the volume buttons: to take a screenshot, simply hold the buttons until you hear the usual famous “click”. No big change there.

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The Galaxy S8 and S8+ should be available from April 28. Powerful and high-end, they would be able to emulate Gamecube games without any problem. Without the legendary purple controller, playing games like Super Smash Bros seems impractical, but we must admit that the feat is impressive!



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