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Old September 4th, 2013, 10:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How do you take a screen shot on a (not rooted) S4?

Anyone know if there is a secret key binding or magic button press to capture a screen shot on the S4? I have noticed a couple of images in the gallery under "screenshot" so I have managed it some stage by accident.

Can you do it via a PC and one of the Samsung PC apps?

Don't want to root the phone.

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Old September 4th, 2013, 10:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Press the lock key and home button at the same time to take a screenshot on the Samsung Galaxy S4.
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Make sure you hold them down until the screen clicks (1sec). Just a press will not trigger it.
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There are two methods of capturing a screenshot on an un-rooted phone, as this article and video demonstrates...

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to take a screenshot

There are also other methods if you use a custom launcher, such as APEX or Nova.
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Also, you have to press both buttons at the same time. You can't press one, then the other while holding the former, like the way, for example, Ctrl+Alt+Del works on a Windows computer.
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I like the screen swipe function personally. I've got mine in an otter box, and trying to press the power button at the same time as the home button is challenging.
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