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


  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.

    Thanks.

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  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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