Learn how to take screenshot on Samsung galaxy s phones without rooting.

take Screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S Phones

If you just got a new Samsung galaxy s phone and wondering how to take the snapshot of your current screen then the following tips will come at very handy. In recent version of Android OS, Manufacturers integrate built-in screenshot taking capability. It is very easy to capture a screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S phones.

To assist you in taking screenshots on Samsung Galaxy S or on any other Android devices below are some stairs you must abide by:

Taking screenshots on the original galaxy s device:

If you are wondering how to capture a screenshot on the Samsung Galaxy S device, then you don’t have to worry at all. It is as easy as to press a few buttons.

  • On Samsung Galaxy S phone you can hold together the back button and the home button to take a screenshot. Keep holding until you hear a click sound confirming the screenshot has been taken.
  • If the process doesn’t work, then you must press and hold the back button for a second then press the home button gently. Now the capturing should work.
  • Your taken screenshot should directly proceed to the gallery folder where you can recover it easily from a new folder named Screen Capture.
  • In some cases, if the screenshot process doesn’t work at all, try to turn your phone off. Then release the memory card. Wash your device with a soft tissue paper gently. Charge your battery until it is 100%. Now turn your device on and start taking screenshots.
  • You may find out some rumor about connecting the device with the PC or some other complex theories. Just ignore it, because on the Galaxy S the above trick always works.

Taking Screenshots on other Samsung Galaxy phones such as Galaxy s4, s5, s6 or s6 edge and Galaxy Note varients

  • The later versions of Samsung Galaxy S such as, Galaxy S4, S5 & S6, note2, note3 or note4 has alternative methods to take screenshot.
  • Hold the power button and the home button together. Keep holding those until you hear a capturing sound. It is the confirmation that the screenshot has been taken. A flash may occur along with a text message as a confirmation of the screenshot.
  • You may swipe your device vertically or horizontally like a kung fu style across your desired screen. You should hear a clicking sound along with a flash right after that. This method is called hand swipe.
  • In the next step, you can see the palm swipe option to capture any screenshot in the Motion & gesture menu.
  • If you are using Samsung Galaxy Note devices such as Galaxy Note 2, 3 or Note 4 then you can use the S Pen to capture a screenshot. You require opening the Air Command menu and following the certain steps.
  • To take a screenshot just move the S Pen in uncertain manner over the screen and click the button on it to capture a screenshot or you can hold the button on the S Pen and touch it on the screen to take a screenshot.
  • Got an android device made from different manufacturer?
    Read: How do you take screenshot on any android device?

    Let us know if the above tips worked for you. Cheers!


  1. thank you. I have a galaxy SIII and hitting the power and home buttons together worked like a charm. The back and home button did not work.

  2. I need a way to take screenshot. So far all the ways suggested does not work. I get a shot of a screen I’m not even on. How can I get a shot of the actual screen I’m on.

  3. I tried this and oddly it did not capture the screen I wanted to screen shot it captured other screens I wasn’t even on. Is there another way?

  4. For Galaxy S Guys, use back button and then press the home button after doing so release the home button, click.. screenshot… try…

  5. i was messing around and figured out its like this: press and hold both the home button and power button AT THE SAME TIME, not one after another. Hope this helps 🙂

  6. People…you could just download an app that verrrry successfully captures the screen for you. Just a though (;

  7. Thanks for the great tip. I am having alot of fun taking screenshots on my Galaxy S. You’re a genius!

  8. Same here! except no matter what button combos I do, all that comes up is my task manager. I have just given up. XP

  9. For the Samsung galaxy s relay 4g to make a screenshot, you have to press and hold the power and home button at the same time.


  11. Swipe the screen using the whole of the side of you hand is the only way I have found that works. Use large contact between your hand and the screen.

  12. I tried it, but it won’t work? I checked the software thing, and it said it was gingerbread, and I’m not sure what I’m doin wrong.


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