How do you take a screen shot on a (not rooted) S4?Support

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  1. rossmcm

    rossmcm Active Member

    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.


  2. kate

    kate Dreaming of Bugdroid. Guide

    Press the lock key and home button at the same time to take a screenshot on the Samsung Galaxy S4.
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  3. Darnell0216

    Darnell0216 Well-Known Member

    Make sure you hold them down until the screen clicks (1sec). Just a press will not trigger it.
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  4. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    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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  5. beowulf7

    beowulf7 Well-Known Member

    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.
  6. rossmcm

    rossmcm Active Member

    Brilliant. Thanks everyone.
  7. scott_

    scott_ Well-Known Member

    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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