How to Take Screenshot on Samsung Galaxy Smartphones

Samsung has wide range of Galaxy smartphones starting from 4k to 55k.  The Samsung Galaxy smartphones runs on Android with customised Touchwiz UI.  In this post, we will learn how to take screenshot on Samsung Galaxy smartphones such Galaxy S3, Galaxy S4, Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Grand, Galaxy Grand Prime etc.

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There are some device specific ways of taking screenshots on Samsung Galaxy series smartphones. So here are some of the different ways of taking screenshot.

How to Take screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S4

Taking screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S4 are very similar. Only difference is the enabling the palm swipe to capture box settings.

Print Screen Galaxy S5 & S4

  •  In Samsung Galaxy S5, go to Settings->Motions and gestures in the Motion category.
  • Check the Palm swipe to capture box.
  • In Samsung Galaxy S4,  Go to Settings->Motion.
  • Go to  Hand Motion, then palm swipe to capture, and check the box.
  • Close all the menus. Go to the screen on which you want to take screenshot.
  • Now Place the side of your hand on the screen and swipe it across the screen from the right to the
    left or vice versa to capture a screenshot.
  • Taken screenshot will get saved in  Gallery → → Album → Screenshots.

How to Take Screenshot on Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Note 3

To take screenshot on Samsung galaxy Note 4 or Note 3, above method works.  However, there is additional method which is through S-pen. There two methods.

Screenshot on Galaxy Note 3

  • Hold down the button on S pen and touch the screen using the S pen. Hold it for a while. The screenshot will be taken
  • Open the Air Command Menu  by pulling the S pen. Use the Smart Select. Drag the S Pen across the content you want to collect.
  • You can save it or share it with your friends.

How to take screenshot on Samsung Galaxy Devices

This is the most common method of taking screenshot on Samsung galaxy devices. This method works on galaxy devices such as galaxy Star Duos or Galaxy Core, Galaxy S Duos, Galaxy Grand Prime, Galaxy Core Prime, Galaxy S3 mini, Galaxy S4 mini, Galaxy Alpha etc.

Press and Hold Volume down key and Power button Simultaneously. The screenshot will be taken. The taken screenshot will be saved in Albums.

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9 comments… add one
  • Chris Mar 8, 2015, 10:03 am

    The screenshot method do’s not work on my Samsung galaxy core prime. Please help.

    • Aniruddh Mar 9, 2015, 1:50 am

      Hi Chris,

      For taking screenshot on Samsung Galaxy core, press and hold volume down key + power button or volume down key + Home button simultaneously. The screenshot is taken.

  • mahwish Apr 5, 2015, 7:40 pm

    For screen shot in samsung core prime press together power button + home button… screen shot will be taken.

    • Arthur Aug 9, 2016, 9:05 am

      it works fine thank you

  • Vana Aug 29, 2015, 3:31 pm

    Pressing the home and the lock keys simultaneously to screenshot on samsung galaxy grand prime is not working…could anyone suggest another method as soon as possible pleas?!

  • Pamela Hancock Sep 6, 2015, 5:24 pm

    Is there not a way to set my phone to where all I have to do is swipe my hand across the screen to do a screenshot? I have a Galaxy Core Prime.

    • Aniruddh Sep 7, 2015, 1:41 pm

      Hi Pamela,

      Swipe way of taking screenshot is not applicable to Galaxy Core Prime. It is available only on high end phones.

  • sharon shevlin Feb 1, 2017, 9:32 am

    Hi I’m looking to take a screen shoton a Samsung galaxy SM-J100H can you help as ever thing so far didn’t work thanks.

  • Tanja Kolver Feb 1, 2017, 9:59 am


    I have a samsung J7 Prime, my screen capture functions do not work.
    Home Button + Power key
    Long Press Home Button via Google
    I don’t have a motion gesture

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