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How To Take a Screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S2, S3 & S4 Devices

Last Updated On: December 19, 2016

I love Samsung Galaxy S4, because it comes with lots of built-in future that other devices do not. Most of the android device needs to be rooted to capture a screenshot of a device but this is not same in the case of Samsung Galaxy S4. However, if you are using dell android device, it does not need to be rooted, you can try this tutorial how to take a screenshot of Dell Android devices without root.

How to Screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S series devices

How to take screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S4

Method 1:

Whenever you want to take a screenshot, Press the Back button in right bottom and hold it. While holding Back button now press Home button in the middle. You will hear a capture sound and in a moment it will appear Screen captured. Save as an image file.

Power & Home Button Method For Samsung Galaxy S2, S3 & S4 Devices:

When you want to capture a screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S4, press and hold power and home buttons simultaneously. You will get visual confirmation around the border of the screen. You will see the notification say, a screenshot captured like that on the notification bar.This method can also be used to capture screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S2 and Samsung Galaxy S3 devices.

See also: How To Take Screenshot on Almost all Android devices

By Enabling Palm Motion For Samsung Galaxy S4:

Screenshot on Samsung Galaxy

Go to Setting> My Device > Palm Motion & enable it.You can then swipe your palm across the screen to capture a screenshot. You can access the taken screenshot on notification bar like method 2.

Check this video below in detail how you can screenshot your Samsung Galaxy device.

Related: How to use Your Android as Webcam

How to Screenshot on Galaxy s3 & S4

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Method 1: Using palm gesture

  • Put the palm on the screen, make sure it covers the screen from top to bottom
  • Now swipe palm from left side to right side on screen

After this action you can see white border line across the display, it means screenshot is saved in the gallery. First of all, make sure you have enabled palm gesture feature. To enabled palm gesture, follow the steps below.

How to enable palm gesture on Samsung

  • Go to “Setting” and Select “Gesture” option
  • Now to enable palm gesture feature, tick on the “Palm Swipe to Capture” option

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Method 2: Using keys

  • Press and Hold “Home” button and “Power” button both for few seconds
  • Your screenshot is saved in gallery

Do let us know how do you screenshot your android screen. It’s all about taking a screenshot on Samsung Galaxy devices. If you are using any software, tool or tricks other than mentioned in this article, feel free to share it by commenting below.

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  1. When you want to capture a screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S4, press and hold the power and home buttons simultaneously. You will get visual confirmation around the border of the screen. You will see the notification say, screenshot captured like that on notification bar.This method can also be used to capture screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S2 and Samsung Galaxy S3 devices.