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.


      • 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

        • 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.

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

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

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

    • 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.

  2. 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


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