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screenshot not working on android 11 - samsung a40

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jackblack45, Apr 7, 2021.

  1. jackblack45

    jackblack45 Lurker
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    samsung a40

    updated till android 11

    power + volume down doesnt take screenshot anymore.

    how do i get this function back?

    screen swipe gesture is too difficult for me.

    edit: solution. just press power + volume down. dont hold it.

    #1 jackblack45, Apr 7, 2021
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2021

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  2. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

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  3. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    Long press on the power button, choose screen shot from drop down menu
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  4. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    from all i'm seeing....nothing has changed on your a40. it is still power + vol down......you hold both buttons down until it takes the screenshot. why does this not work for you? what happens when you try this? does it do anything?
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  5. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    Usually the phone slips out of my hands when I try that contortionist crap!
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  6. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    yeah the hand swipe works best for me.
  7. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Power+volume down does still work on Android 11. So if that no longer works for you that it something Samsung have done, not an Android 11 change.

    Danny's suggestion should also work for A11. If the "screen swipe" is the thing that lets you take a screen shot from the recent apps overview then that doesn't play well with all 3rd party launchers ("doesn't play well with 3rd party launchers" is sadly an ongoing story with Google, who seem not to care if they undermine a key advantage over the competition - I'm using the Android 9 style navigation because the current "gestures" haven't worked properly on my Pixel since some time last year with any launcher other than Google's own, which is one of the worst launchers ever written).
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The Samsung Galaxy A40 release date was April 2019. Features and Specs include a 5.9" inch screen, 16MP camera, 4GB RAM, Exynos 7904 processor, and 3100mAh battery.

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