Screen capture on Samsung smartphones is very easy. In this article, we will show you two different ways to take screenshots on Samsung Galaxy S series phones, like the Galaxy S6, S5 and S4. You do not need to download or install any third party app in order to take screenshot on Samsung Galaxy mobile phone. Some of the screenshot taking method can also be used to capture screen on many other Samsung Galaxy phone and tablets, such as Galaxy Note, Galaxy Trend, Galaxy Grand, Galaxy Core series. For example you can refer to this guide to take a screenshot on Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime and this tutorial to capture screen on Galaxy Core Prime.
Take Screenshot on Samsung Galaxy mobile phone
In this article, we will introduce two different ways to take screenshots on Samsung Galaxy cell phones, an easier way to simply press two buttons, another way to swipe the mobile screen.
Samsung Galaxy phones screen capture – Easier Way
The easiest way to capture screen on Samsung Galaxy smart phones is to use the Power and Home button combination. This is the most frequently used method to take screenshots on mobile phones. It works with many other smartphones, like iPhone, LG, HTC, Motorola, Lenovo, etc.
To use Power button + Home button method, you need press and hold the two buttons (Power + Home) simultaneously until you hear the camera shutter sound or your phone screen flashes. You will get visual confirmation around the border of the screen on your Galaxy mobile.
Captured screenshots will be sent to the Screenshots folder on Galaxy smartphone. You can access the screenshot from the Gallery app.
Some Galaxy smartphone users complain that this method does not work on their Samsung phones. It is because they did not press the two buttons at the same time. You need more practice if you find this method can’t help you take screenshots on Samsung Galaxy cell phone. Some skilled Galaxy users said that you should press and hold power button a bit earlier, they also claimed the power button is slightly slower. Anyway we will also introduce another way to help you capture screen on Galaxy phones. So you can use either one as you like.
Take Screenshot on Samsung Galaxy mobile – Palm motion
Normally we believe the first method is the easiest way to take screenshots on Samsung Galaxy phones. However if you get used to this method, it can be easier for you as well.
Firstly go to double check your settings to ensure the palm motion has be activated:
- Open Settings;
- Select Motions and Gestures;
- Scroll down and find Palm Motion;
- Tap on Palm motion to get the Capture screen option. Slide to right to turn it on.
After that, you can place the side of your hand on the screen and sweep it across the screen in either direction, from the right to the left or left to right. This simple palm swipe will take a screenshot on Samsung Galaxy mobile phone.
Samsung phone screenshot, screen cast VS screen recording
Want to capture any activities on the phone and save them as videos? Follow this guide to record screen of Samsung mobile using an easy-to-use Android phone screen mirror and recorder. If you like to cast screen from phone to computer first, then capture screen of Samsung phone using a screen capture tool on computer, do not miss out this easy way to mirror Samsung phone screen to PC.