Samsung Galaxy S21 FE Screenshot Not Working – (Try Out These Fixes)

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Muhammad Tayyab

If the screenshot feature is not working on your Samsung Galaxy S21 FE, then here are some fixes that might lead you to resolve this issue.

There are multiple options available on Android smartphones to capture screenshots. But the most common and convenient option as per user experience is utilizing the physical buttons to take screenshots.

What If the physical buttons such as a combination of Volume Down and Power buttons stop functioning to capture screenshots?

Yes! It happens most of the time when you try to take a screenshot with a combination of physical buttons but in return, you got no response.

How To Fix Samsung S21 FE Screenshot Not Working?

In case, if you want an alternative option to take screenshots without physical keys, then use gesture Motions. Otherwise, follow the below methods to resolve this issue.


Use The Correct Combination Of Physical Buttons:

You need to check whether the method you are using to capture screenshots is valid or not in the form of physical buttons. If you are not using the correct combination of physical keys, then it could be the reason that is stopping your phone to take screenshots.

The most common method that is followed on Android smartphones to capture screenshots is:

Press and Hold Volume Down and Power buttons simultaneously until the screenshot gets captured.

In case, if the above doesn’t work for you, then you should try this:

Just press Volume Down and Power button simultaneously. Don’t hold it, just press it once and see if it works.

Avoid Incognito Mode:

Taking screenshots on incognito mode won’t work as Google has terminated this functionality. Therefore, you need to check if you are in Incognito mode, first switch to normal mode on the browser, and then try to take screenshots.

Check Storage Capacity:

Most of the time, many features start malfunctioning due to low storage capacity, and like so this one. Therefore, when your phone is low on storage, and you try to take a screenshot. It will not capture the screenshot due to low storage capacity and will neither find a place to save them.

Try to free up disk space might resolve this issue.

Reboot Your Phone:

Most of the solution providers are of the view that rebooting your phone in a certain situation could resolve many issues. Types of issues that are related to software can be fixed by just restarting your phone.

Therefore, whenever you came across such issues, try the method of restarting your phone first.

Approach Safe Mode:

Another best way to tackle software-related issues is by entering your phone into safe mode. Safe mode only runs the built-in applications that were installed by the OEMs. Thus, you can figure out easily if the third-party apps installed on your phone are causing this issue.

Steps To Enter Safe Mode

  • You need to tap and hold on to the Power button until you the power options appear on your phone screen.
  • Among these options, press and hold the power option until you see it appears “Boot to safe mode”.

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.

Follow the steps below:

  • Head over to “Settings” on your phone.
  • Next, scroll down a bit and tap on “Software Update -> Download and install”.
  • Wait as it will automatically check for recent updates if available any.
  • If you get the update in response, then download and install it on your phone.

Perform Reset:

If you have followed all the above methods and nothing work in your case, then head over to perform a soft reset on your smartphone. Don’t worry, It will not erase any of your data but will just change the app settings to default.

Therefore, after resetting, you will need to manually set your device again.

Steps To Perform Reset:

  • Head over to “Settings”.
  • In settings, go to “System (General Management) -> Reset-> Reset All Settings”.

That’s how you can reset the app’s settings.

Gesture Motions:

You can also avoid using the physical buttons and start using the gesture motions to capture the screenshots. Depending upon your smartphone model, there are different types of gesture motions used for taking screenshots. Below are some of the most common gesture motions in popular brands:

  • Palm Swipe
  • Swiping Three Fingers

Steps To Turn ON Gesture Motions on Samsung Galaxy S21 FE:

In Samsung Devices:

“Settings->Advanced Features-> Motion and Gesture->Palm swipe to capture is turned ON”.


I hope by going through all these methods, you can resolve this issue. You can follow these methods if you are using physical buttons to capture the screenshots.

you can also use the alternative options which are gesture motions to capture the screenshots on your Android devices.

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