Palm Swipe To Capture Not Working on Samsung Devices – (Fixed)

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Muhammad Tayyab

Are you facing issues with taking screenshots on your Samsung Devices using the advanced “Palm Swipe” feature? Here’s the guide that will help you to fix this issue.

Many Android users prefer gesture motion over physical buttons to take screenshots on their devices. Depending on the Android device, every smartphone brands have different built-in gesture motions to capture screenshots.

In Samsung devices, you can use a unique type of gesture motion known as “Palm Swipe” to take screenshots. Some of the users will find it quite tricky at the beginning because of its unique gesture motion.

If you don’t make the palm swipe gesture motion correctly, It won’t take a screenshot for you. As many users have reported that this particular gesture motion is not working on many Samsung devices. Let’s find out how to palm swipe to capture screenshots on Samsung Devices.

[FIXED] Palm Swipe To Capture Not Working On Samsung Devices

By default, physical buttons are enabled in phone settings to take screenshots. In the case of Samsung, Bixby, power, and volume-down buttons are considered physical buttons. If you do prefer to use gesture motion instead of physical buttons to capture screenshots, then you should enable the gesture motion option first.


Steps To Enable Palm Swipe on Samsung Devices

  • Head over to “Settings” on your phone.
  • In Settings, go to “Advanced Features -> Motion & Gesture”.
  • Locate the “Palm Swipe To Capture” option. Tap on it to turn it ON.

That’s it, you have successfully enabled the palm swipe to capture gesture motion option on your Samsung.

Now, many users do mistakes while using palm swipe gesture motion and that results in not capturing the screenshots. The possible mistake could be as follow:

  • The user tries to swipe the palm in the air or over the selfie camera.
  • The keyboard is in use.

Both of the above are wrong approaches. If you just swipe the palm in the air or over the selfie camera will not work for you. As you are making the incorrect gesture motion. You should also make sure that the keyboard of your phone is not in use. While you are making a palm swipe to capture motion and the keyboard is still in use, then it won’t work.

Head over to the below method to learn how to use Palm Swipe to capture motion correctly.

How To Use Palm Swipe To Capture Gesture Motion?

  • Grab your phone.
  • Enable the Palm Swipe feature.
  • Make the right position with your palm over your phone screen.
  • Now, slightly swipe your palm from left to right or right to left while your hand edge must be touching the phone screen.
  • Once, you do it as mentioned, the screenshot will be taken and saved to your gallery.

That’s how you can use the palm swipe feature to take screenshots on your Samsung devices successfully without any issues.

If somehow it still doesn’t work, then you may try out the below fixes to resolve this issue.

Avoid Incognito Mode

Taking screenshots is not allowed on browser with incognito mode.

Reboot Your Phone

Restarting a phone can do a lot more than anything else.

Check Storage Capacity

Make sure, that there is a free space available on your phone storage to save the screenshot. Otherwise, screenshots will not be taken if the storage capacity is low.

Update the Software

Sometimes, we avoid installing the recent update on our phone as it might also be the reason that causes our phone to land in an unexpected situation like this.

Head over to “Settings–>Software Update–> Download and install”.

Perform Reset

Reset the app’s preferences values to default.

Head over to “Settings ->System (General Management) -> Reset -> Reset All Settings”.

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