How to take a screenshot on a Galaxy watch

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If a device has a screen, there’s a good chance someone will want to take a screenshot. You can also take a screenshot on a Samsung Galaxy Watch, and it’s not as complicated as you might think.

There are two types of Samsung Galaxy Watch: newer models running Wear OS and older models running Tizen OS. The process for taking screenshots is different for both, but we’ll walk you through each method.

Take a screenshot on a Galaxy Watch (Wear OS)

The Galaxy Watch 4, Galaxy Watch 5, and newer Samsung watches run Wear OS software. An easy way to tell is if the Google Play Store can be found on the watch.

For these clocks, press the Home and Back buttons at the same time. You will see the screen flash and the screenshot will appear on the screen for a second.

Press both buttons.
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A notification will appear on your connected phone, which you can select to view the screenshot in the gallery app of your choice.

That is all! Screenshots are automatically sent to your phone; you don’t have to do anything for that to happen.

Take a screenshot on a Galaxy Watch (Tizen OS)

The Galaxy Watch 3 and older Samsung watches run Tizen OS. You can tell if the watch is running Tizen OS if it has Galaxy Store instead of Google Play Store.

First, press the Home key (bottom button) and swipe from left to right across the screen. The screen will flash when the screenshot has been taken.

Press Home and swipe in from the left.
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To send the screenshot to your phone, you’ll need to open the image in the “Gallery” app on your watch, select the “More Options” icon, and choose “Send to Phone.”

touch "send to phone".

The screenshot will be sent to your phone and can be viewed in the gallery app of your choice. Unfortunately, this doesn’t happen automatically, so you’ll have to do it every time.

That’s all about it! The experience is much easier on newer Galaxy Watch models with Wear OS, but it’s possible on all Galaxy Watches. Fortunately, there aren’t as many options as there are on Samsung Galaxy phones.

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