[Guide] Screenshot in Samsung Galaxy A12 Without Power Button

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Muhammad Tayyab

If you don’t want the traditional method to capture the screenshot in your Samsung Galaxy A12, then this guide will help you explore new methods. Yes! you can take screenshots without the use of the power button on your smartphone.

Most of the users feel irritated often when using the power button for taking screenshots. There are multiple other methods that allow you to capture screenshots without using the power button.

  1. Palm Swipe Gesture Motion
  2. Google Assistant
  3. Assistant Menu
  4. Using Edge Panel

How To Take Screenshot in Samsung A12 Without Power Button?


There are three different methods other than physical buttons that you can use to take screenshots in your Samsung Galaxy A12. continue reading the guide and you will be able to learn about taking screenshots without physical keys.

Using Palm Swipe Gesture Motion For Screenshots

Now, you can take a screenshot on Samsung with advanced features like palm swipe. This feature is basically based on gesture motion. Let’s explore and learn how to use palm swipe to capture screenshots on Samsung Galaxy A12:

First of all, you need to enable the palm swipe feature. Here’s below how you can do it:

  • Head over to “Settings” on your phone.
  • In settings, “Advanced Feature – > Motion & Gesture Control”.
  • Now, you will see the option “Palm Swipe”. Just tap on it to enable the toggle button.

How To Use Palm Swipe To Take Screenshots?


Some users will find this feature a bit complicated due to its unique gesture motion. But once you learn to make the correct gesture, then believe me it’s a fun feature. You will find this method the most convenient among all the others to capture the screenshot.

  1. Grab your phone.
  2. Open the screen you want to take a screenshot of.
  3. Swipe your hand from left to right or right to left while touching the screen with your palm.

Using Google Assistant

This feature allows you to take a screenshot verbally. Just make sure that the Google assistant feature is ON on your smartphone. Now, you are all set to request Google assistant to take a screenshot for you. Let me show how we can do that:

  • Say “OK Google” to activate the Google Assistant.
  • Go to the screenshot you want to take a screenshot.
  • Now, request Google like this “Take a Screenshot”

Further, Google will perform its task of taking a screenshot and it will be automatically saved to the gallery of your phone.

Using Assistant Menu

This is also one of the ways to take a screenshot. Before taking a screenshot, you need to enable it first. to do that, follow the below steps:

  • Go to “Settings” on your smartphone.
  • Once, you are in settings, now follow this path “Accessibility->Interaction and Dexterity”.
  • Now, you will see the “Assistant Menu”. Tap to enable.

Once, you have activated the Assistant menu on your phone. Now, you will be able to see it with multiple easy-to-access buttons.

  1. head over to the screen you want to take a screenshot.
  2. Simply, tap on the assistant menu and tap on the “Screenshot” option to take the screenshot.

Using Edge Panel

You can also use the edge panel on your Samsung Galaxy A12 to capture the screenshot. This is also one of the quickest ways to take a screenshot. First, you will need to enable the edge panel.

  • Go to “Settings->Display->Edge panels”.
  • Tap on the “Edge Panels” to turn it ON.
  • Now, you need to tap on Panels and then select the options Smart Select and Tasks.
  • Now, you have activated the edge panel.

How To Use Edge Panel To Take Screenshot on Samsung Galaxy A12?

the samsung edge panel
  1. Go to the screen you want to take a screenshot of.
  2. Swipe the edge panel to the left from the right side of the screen.
  3. From the Edge panel tray, select “Screenshot” from the tasks panel.

Besides this, you can also take screenshots with different shapes such as ovals and rectangles. These options can be selected from the smart select panel available on the edge panel.


Want to take screenshots in your Samsung Galaxy A12 other than physical keys such as a combination of the power and volume down buttons? if you are not willing to use the physical key for taking screenshots, then you can opt for multiple other methods such as:

  • Palm Swipe Gesture motion
  • Google Assistant
  • Assistant Menu

Here you will learn about using these methods to capture screenshots on your Samsung Galaxy A12.

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