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How to take a screenshot on the Samsung Galaxy S4

Taking a screenshot on the Samsung Galaxy S4 is easy!

One of the cool things you can do with having a smartphone is being able to capture the current screen, in this case on the Samsung Galaxy S4! Doesn’t matter if it is a high score in Angry Birds or maybe just save some configuration settings on your phone that you don’t want to write down. You don’t need any third party applications through the Play Store or anything else.

You can take screenshots with your Samsung Galaxy S4 two different ways!

If you are trying to figure out how to do this on your Galaxy S5 check out our Galaxy S5 screenshot guide. Or our Galaxy S6 guide if you’ve got Samsungs latest release.

Method 1: Home Button + Lock Key

The first method of creating a screenshot can be done by simply pressing the lock key and Home button at the same time.

Hold down both buttons at the same time until you hear the camera shutter sound.

Directly after you will see a white outline flash around your screen and the notification bar on the top saying Saving screenshot…

That’s it, your screenshot has been saved on your Samsung Galaxy S4!

S4 Screenshot below:

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Method 2: Hand Swipe

For this method to work you need to do two things first:

  1. Ensure that you are not in the lock screen as it will not produce a screenshot work on the lock screen.
  2. Ensure that the Palm Motion and Capture Screen is enabled. To turn on this mode you must do the following.
    • Settings -> My Device -> Motions and gestures ->Palm Motion -> Capture Screen
      • Enable both Palm Motion and Capture Screen.

Screenshot below:

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Now to take a screenshot you must swipe your hand from either left to right, or right to left.

You will hear the camera shutter sound.

Directly after you will see a white outline flash around your screen and the notification bar on the top saying Saving screenshot…

That’s it, your screenshot has been saved on your Samsung Galaxy S4!

S4 Screenshot below:

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No matter what method you choose a screenshot will always be saved in your photo gallery which can opened by opening the app icon found below:

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These methods should also works on other Samsung smartphones as well.

If you have any problems with this please, comment below or check out our forums!

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