How to take a screenshot on the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (Android TouchWiz tutorial)

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has arrived on store shelves, offering millions of apps from the Google Play Store, and more on Samsung's own application catalog, plus it features one of the best displays we've seen on a smartphone so far. So how do you capture that special moment in an app? Simple, take a screenshot on that brand new Galaxy Note 4.

Wait, but how exactly do you take a screenshot on the Note 4? It's a process that works the same way on all Samsung-made Android devices, and it's all very simple: all it takes is to hold the 'Home' button on the front, and while holding it, click the 'Power/lock key'. The screen on your Galaxy Note 4 will flash very briefly to indicate that you've indeed captured that screenshot, and it will be automatically saved to your gallery.

You can use this method to take a screenshot of the Galaxy Note 4 amidst a game, or just share what's on your screen with the rest of the world. Naturally, this works with older Galaxy Note devices like the Note 3 and Note 2 as well.

Related phones

Galaxy Note 4
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 3.7 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3220 mAh(20h 3G talk time)



1. AnTuTu

Posts: 1612; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Take the S Pen out and do from there ;)

2. Ashoaib

Posts: 3282; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

yeah thats much better than pressing two buttons

4. AstronautJones

Posts: 305; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

I do like using the s pen sometimes. You can easily take notes on the screen cap. Maybe not "better", but does offer easier access to more options.

6. CommentBoxEnforcer

Posts: 99; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

This article was a waste of to screenshot???really???

9. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Well there is a lot of menus on the Note 4. Could be helpful to someone.

10. g2a5b0e unregistered

Right. Someone like you. Your brain is a little too basic to figure out something as simple as this on your own.

12. baldilocks

Posts: 1505; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

I'm sure you figured it out all by yourself too......after a few Google searches.

13. g2a5b0e unregistered

Jump off it. This is 2014. That functionality has been the same on most Android devices since 2010.

18. Mxyzptlk unregistered

We're not talking about "most" android devices. We're talking about Samsung.

27. g2a5b0e unregistered

Samsung is no different, you idiot.

35. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Here let me break it down so you can comprehend it better. This article is about SAMSUNG. My comment was about SAMSUNG. His comment was about SAMSUNG. Do you understand now?

36. g2a5b0e unregistered

No. Break it down further please.

37. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Well if I did that, you'd be in a hole bigger than a crater.

16. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I have a Note. Want to stop or are you prepared to be embarrassed even more?

17. g2a5b0e unregistered

I bet you bought one just for this moment. Clap, clap, clap. Now you can tell everyone that you don't actually hate Android. Am I supposed to give a sh*t?

19. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Don't get mad at me. You made the claim and ended up being wrong. apparently do otherwise you wouldn't be wasting my time.

28. g2a5b0e unregistered

I wasn't wrong about anything. Your brain is still too basic apparently.

30. Mxyzptlk unregistered

No shame in admitting defeat

31. g2a5b0e unregistered

You find the claim that I made that was incorrect & I will gladly mail you a cookie. I said you brain was basic. Check. I said this functionality has been baked into most Android phones since 2010. Also correct. Once again, you lose. Kltpzyxm.

32. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Now you're just backtracking. I'd stop if I were you just so you won't dig yourself into a bigger hole.

33. g2a5b0e unregistered

No, your brain is just too simple to understand. That's okay. You obviously didn't mention where I was wrong because you couldn't find it. Why's that? Because I wasn't. I'll stop prodding at you, though. It's not nice to make of people put it nicely, "lesser intellects".

34. Mxyzptlk unregistered

It's ok, I'm sorry I don't have a star for you to put on your refrigerator.

38. baldilocks

Posts: 1505; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

You might as well give up. He is already proven that he doesn't have one original thought. Seems like all he can TRY to do, is point out that people have 'simple brains'. Smart people don't wear their hats backward.

39. g2a5b0e unregistered

"Smart people don't wear their hats backward." You just proved that you're just as idiotic as he is. Good job.

3. Anonn

Posts: 230; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

You should also explain how to use the S-Pen to do all the magical stuff to a screen. That would be much more helpful to users

5. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

You can just palm swipe across display on all samsung 4.1+ devices.

7. hurrycanger

Posts: 1761; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

I know right... It's much easier.

14. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Just placing whole finger is enough....

15. g2a5b0e unregistered

That's what she said, right?

20. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Not to you

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