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Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Take Screenshots in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Basically, most of Android phones, including with Samsung Galaxy S5, have the ability to capture the screen. You can use this feature to share what's on your screen to others through the picture with more easily. I myself often use this feature to capture the screen and then use the result to help me explain my post better through the picture.


How to take a screenshot?
Generally, there are two methods available that you can use to take screenshots in this phone, by using the physical buttons combination or by using the palm motion.

Method #1: By using the physical buttons combination
By default,most of Android phones have the ability to take screenshots by using this method, thus you don't have to set anything to be able using this method. Below are the steps to do so:
  1. On any screen, long press the Home button and Power button simultaneously until you hear the shutter sound.
  2. The currently opened screen has been captured.


Method #2: By using the palm motion
This method is simpler and easier than the method #1, but you have to enable the palm motion first . You can enable and use the palm motion to take screenshot by using the following steps:
  1. Enable the palm motion.
    • Swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notifications panel.
    • Tap to go to the settings menu.
    • With the settings menu is displayed in grid view, scroll down to the Motion section and then tap Motions and gestures .
    • Tap Palm swipe to capture.
    • Slide the ON/OFF switch to the right to enable this motion.
  2. On any screen, place the edge of your palm on the screen and sweep it across the screen from side to side until you hear the shutter sound.
  3. The currently opened screen has been captured.

All screenshot images will be saved in the device storage/Pictures/Screenshots or you can see all of them in the Screenshots album in Gallery app. Also note that the size of the screenshot images may be different each other depending on what's currently displayed on the screen.

Comments

  1. There's no "Palm swipe to capture" in Motions and gestures. I'm running Android 4.4.2 on a Samsung Core. My home button is broken, so I can't use method #1.

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    1. Hi Mike Miller,
      Thanks for coming.
      May I know your phone's model number?

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