I take screenshots every day because my hobby is creating how-tos on tunecomp.net. And I must admit, I hate to see pop-up every time saying “Screenshot captured” or “Screenshot saved. Tap to view your screenshot”. And mostly because if I take another one a few seconds later it will contain this pop-us itself captured.
Moreover, there is a notification in the Status bar and on the lock screen. Here is how you can get rid of pop-ups and notifications after taking screenshots on Android 10, 9 and 8 so you won’t have to dismiss them each time.
How It Looks
This is a heads-up (banner) notification. It pops up over other apps on the screen and will hide away after 5 seconds: And this an ordinary Android OS notifications in the shade. It can also be quite annoying if you use to take screenshots often: Here is how it looks on Samsung Galaxy S9 running Android 8:
And the same annoying “Screenshot saved” notification on Galaxy S20 with One UI 2.1 (Android 10_:
How to Disable Notifications “Screenshot saved” or “Screenshot Captured”
Stock Android 10 and 9
- Take a screenshot. (On both my Pixel and my Galaxy S9 I need to press and hold Power + Volume Down).
- Pull down the notification shade.
- Move the tile to the right a bit for options to show up. (Be careful not to swipe it away completely).
- Tap the gear icon:
- Select Stop Notifications:
- Disable notifications for Screenshots category:
Samsung Galaxy Phones and Tablets Running Android 10, 9, 8
On Galaxy devices enter the options from the shade the same way:
and turn off Samsung Capture app’s notifications:
Update 2020: In One UI 2.0 and 2.1 (on Galaxy S20, S10, S9) it will be enough to disable notifications from the “Samsung Capture” category to get rid of “Screenshot saved” in the shade:
How to Enable Screenshots Notifications Back Again
If you have hidden tiles saying “Screenshot captured” and closed the shade you can’t just tap Undo to revert changes. Now you have to dig Android settings a little to get them back.
Stock Android 10, 9, 8
If you miss the notifications about taken screenshots on Android 9 or 8 and want them back do the following:
- Go to Android Settings:
- Apps & notifications:
- Select See all apps:
- Touch the dots icon.
- Select Show system:
- Now scroll down and select System UI in the list:
- Head to Notifications:
- And finally set the “Screenshots” checkbox:
After you set the checkbox named “Screenshots” the corresponding notifications will start showing in the drawer but there won’t any pop-up messages. Frankly, I don’t know why. Personally I don’t need them but you take it into account. Maybe, you will tell me how to enable pop-ups in the comment section. This is what concerns the stock Android.
Samsung Galaxy Devices (on S9 example)
To revert the setting on Samsung Galaxy phones you have two options.
Go to Settings → Notifications and enable back the Samsung Capture toggle:
Go to Settings → Apps → tap on the dots on the upper right and select Show system apps → Find Samsung Capture in the list and select it → tap on Notifications
and set them to Allowed:
Disable Screenshot Options in Google Apps (Edit and Share)
You can also have screenshot options enabled in your Google app. Once you captured your screen while in Google feed or another Google app you might be prompted to edit or share the image. Here is an example how it can look like in the Google app:
If this is undesired do the following:
- Go to the Google App’s Settings:
- Select Account & Privacy:
- Turn off Edit and share screenshots:
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20 thoughts on “How to Enable and Disable Screenshots Notifications on Android 11, 10, 9, 8”
THANK YOU. When I upgraded to 9.0, this is the thing that bugged me the most. Thank you.
Bless you. I needed the part to turn screenshot notifications back on, was driving me crazy when wanting to share, having to go get it. Could not find screenshot notifications anywhere. The fact that it only comes back in the drawer now is actually perfect, removes the annoying aspect of the pop-up that caused me to initially turn it off. Awesome!
I appreciate this but I am coming from Samsung to Google pixel 3 and also screenshot constantly. So my issue is that on the other phone I never had any of the display on the screen (clock, notification s, etc) and in video when I pause it to take a screenshot the play button is still right in the center!!! What is that??? Can anyone help me?
Awesome. Thank you so much!! Could not figure out how to turn them off and was annoying me!!
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! This has been the most annoying feature on my Pixel 3…..I knew there had to be a way to get rid of them but couldn’t figure it out. You are my hero! 😀
Thank you, worked. Since the update, it was very annoying to me.
sneaky buggers hiding this notification settings in a sly right swipe.
This also works on the S10 range..at the moment.
Google’s bar notification was preventing Samsungs built in scroll capture from working, thanks for the guide on disabling it.
Does not work on my Android 9 Oxygen OS 9. States, “This notification cannot be disabled.” Oh well, I am stuck with these annoying notifications.
Same thing on Samsung A10E This notification can not be disabled!! This one falt makes me hate this phone!!!
Thank you. This worked beautifully.
Thanks a million for the write up!!
This works for android 10 also. Very helpful. Thank you
THANK you SOOOO much! What a lifesaver!
Thank You Soooooooo Veryyyy Muchhh!!!
I can never find a way to stop this screenshot notification from popping up….
Unintentionally I stopped notification of screenshots,it was really helpful for me to re do that.
Thanx! BUT this only solved1/2 of my problem. Yes the notification on top is gone, HOWEVER there is still a mini-picture – like a THUMBNAIL picture of my screenshot that appears. It is SUPER annoying because it lingers several seconds & obstructs everything you do until it fades away on its own. So, for example if ur wanting to take several screenshots in a row, after the first one, the rest are ruined cuz they capture these stupid lingering thumbnails. HATE THIS! It’s soooo obnoxious!
Please help! Is there a way to turn this so-called “feature” OFF????
(My phone is a super nice BLU G9-PRO running Android 10)