How to take a screenshot on the Galaxy S4


Taking a screenshot on your Galaxy S4 is very easy and quick. There are two options on taking a screenshot.

First option:


As you can see in the first picture, you just have to hold the Power Button and the Home Button at the same time for a couple of seconds, then the screenshot will be saved on your gallery.

Second option:



First go to SettingsĀ»Motions and Gestures and enable Palm Motion. Then just flip your hand over the screen to take a screenshot. Simple as that.

  • tammy

    I tried method 1, twice, and each time it did a reboot of my phone.nothing happened with method 2.

    • Ronaldo

      Hi tammy, are you running stock or custom?

  • tammy

    Not changed a thing on it..

    • Ronaldo

      Weird. Go te Settings > More > About Device and check out Android version and Build number

      • tammy

        Version 4.2.2

        build number incredibly long. Tried to see if I could copy it by pressing on it.. after a few times a little message popped up

        you are now 3 steps closer to being a developer

        Weird.. pressed a few other fields ans back to build same message but number decremented to 2

        too bad I can’t screenshot it

        • Ronaldo

          That is a Android 4.2.2 feature, where you can enable developer options by pressing build number 7 times.

          You said that every time you tried method 1 your phone just reboots. That can happen only because you haven’t pressed Power button and home button at the same time.

          • tammy

            Thanks. I suspect it might be interference from my case as it covers the power button. Thanks

  • ctcinta

    Hi I want to try the 2nd option but it does not working..

    • Ronaldo

      You should slightly touch the screen when flipping your hand over the phone. It needs some time to get used to do this correctly.

  • SharonA

    None of these options are working. I feel like I have a lemon phone. I suspect I might need to go exchange it??

    • Ronaldo

      Are you using Touchwiz firmware? Try the first option one more time Sharon. Press the power and the home button at the same time and hold them for two seconds.

  • Rachel B

    I am trying and trying option 2 but it just won’t work!!

    • Ronaldo

      Have you put a little pressure on the screen when swiping Rachel?

  • ch1m3r4

    OPTION 3;

    Settings> My Device> Accessibility> Assistant Menu

    Once setup, a small floating square on screen, movable / re-positionable, one tap to open and one more to capture screen, easy-peasy