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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by rossmcm, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. rossmcm

    rossmcm Active Member
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    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

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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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  3. Darnell0216

    Darnell0216 Well-Known Member
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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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  4. ironass

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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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  5. beowulf7

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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.
     
  6. rossmcm

    rossmcm Active Member
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    Brilliant. Thanks everyone.
     
  7. scott_

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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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