There are many reasons for wanting to take a screenshot of your phone, that moment you see a sweet, funny, meaningful message or surfing Facebook and you see a comment, a hilarious picture on the phone screen. You may also want to get a picture of your impressive high score in games. So taking a screenshot of your phone is essential and can be said to be very important to many people. In this article, will guide those who do not know how to take screenshots the Samsung Galaxy phones.

How To Take Screenshots On Samsung Galaxy Phones

This tutorial will be divided into four methods, and below are the various ways you can take screenshots on Galaxy phones:

Option 1: Take screenshots of Samsung Galaxy with hard keys

To capture the screen using hard keys, first select the screen you want to capture.

Once you have identified the screen you want to capture, press and hold both the Power button and the Home key for 2-3 seconds. When the phone screen flashes and makes the “Splash” sounds, it means you have successfully taken a picture of your screen.

This method is applicable to all Samsung Galaxy phones such as Samsung Galaxy Y / Trend Plus / V / V plus, Samsung Galaxy Galaxy J – Docomo / J1 / J1 Mini / J1 2016, Samsung Galaxy J2 / J2 Prime, Samsung Galaxy J3 / J3 LTE / J3 Pro, Samsung Galaxy J5 / J7 / J7 Prime / J7 Pro / J7 +, Samsung Galaxy Core / Core 2 / Core Samsung Galaxy S3 / S7, Samsung Galaxy S3 / S8, Samsung Galaxy S2 / S3, Samsung Galaxy S2 Note 2 / Note 3 / Note 4 / Tab A6

Note: You have to press two keys at the same time for a period between 2 to 3 seconds to capture.

Option 2: Take a picture of Samsung Galaxy screen by pressing and holding the S Pen button

You can as well take a screen capture using the S Pen. This applies to phones with stylus S Pen like Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note 5 Galaxy Note 8, the Galaxy Tab A Plus 9.7, Galaxy Tab A 8.0, Galaxy Tab S3 and the likes. In addition to taking a screenshot with two hard keys as shown in method 1, you can also take a screenshot by pressing and holding the S Pen button and touching the pen tip on the screen for a few seconds until the flashing screen flashes.

To view your screenshots, go to the Gallery and find the Screenshot category,  or go to the file manager, locate Picture folder > Screenshots folder of your device.

Option 3: Take a screenshot by swiping your hand through the screen

This is a very quick way to capture screenshots on Samsung Galaxy phones. After selecting the location of the screen to capture. You just put your palm down on the screen and swipe your hand on the screen from the left side of the phone screen to the right side. You will hear the sound produced and the flickering display is successful.

To enable this screen capture for Samsung Galaxy S3, go to Settings > Motion > Palm swipe to capture (under Hand motions).

With Samsung Galaxy S4, go to Settings > My device > Motions and gestures > Palm motion > Capture screen.

With Samsung Galaxy, Note 3 go to Settings > Controls > Palm motion > Capture screen.

With the Samsung Galaxy S5, Samsung Galaxy S6, Samsung Galaxy Note 6, Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Samsung Galaxy Note Note, go to Settings > Motions and gestures > Palm swipe to capture.

Method 4: Use third-party support

If method 1, 2, and 3 have been used and still can not capture the screen image, try to use a third-party screen capture assistance. This is very much on the Google Play store (download here). Finally, if you have used all the ways for some reason and you still can not take screenshots then try to reset the phone.

Those are the four simple ways to take screenshots on Samsung Galaxy phone. Hope the article has helped you and if you find a useful method, please leave a comment below. Wish you success and get the nice screenshots!


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