How to take a screenshot on the Samsung Galaxy S5
posted by Victor H. / Jun 15, 2014, 3:05 PM
'Home' button (the big rectangular physical key below the display), and while holding it, click the power/lock key on the right. The screen will flash for a fraction of a second, indicating that it has stored the screenshot. You can then access the picture of your screen in the Gallery app, under the Screenshots folder.Just hold the
It's a simple trick that can be useful in many situations, and it actually works on all recent Samsung Android devices - the Galaxy S4, Galaxy Note 3, and others. While other, non-Samsung devices might not capture screenshots in the same way, you should keep in mind that Samsung has been using it all along - chances are that even on a future Samsung Galaxy S6 you could take a screenshot that way.
Samsung Galaxy S5 OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2 View Full specs
- Display 5.1" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 16 MP / 2.1 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
- Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 2800 mAh(21h 3G talk time)
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Why didn't you involve the feature to swipe with your hand over the display to take a pic?
posted on Jun 15, 2014, 3:10 PM 10
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I think they are telling the difference between: 1. WHILE holding the Home button, CLICK the Power button (GS5) and 2. Hold the Home and Power button AT THE SAME TIME for a second (traditional way). On previous GSs if you hold the Home button it will show the multi task screen, on the GS5 there is a dedicated touch button for multitask screen on the left of the Home button. The first is easier to be successful. Anyway, they should have mentioned the swipe the screen with your palm to take screenshot as that is really useful and easy.
posted on Jun 15, 2014, 9:58 PM 0
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This has been a feature of Touchwiz since the Galaxy S2.
posted on Jun 15, 2014, 3:19 PM 9
Knowing Samsung it's probably buried in a confusing mass of buttons and toggle switches.
posted on Jun 15, 2014, 4:00 PM 1
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Root acquired for Vzw GS5http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?
posted on Jun 15, 2014, 3:26 PM 2
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I think easiest way to take screen shots are in oppo's color rom, three finger swipe up, and screen shots are taken, no use of any hardware keys....
posted on Jun 15, 2014, 4:33 PM 0
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Who cares ?, hey phonearena why u didnt say htc one m8 or z2, g3 ?
posted on Jun 15, 2014, 6:32 PM 0
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