How to screenshot on the Samsung Galaxy S5.
In this tutorial we will show you how to take a screenshot on the Galaxy S5 smartphone from Samsung.
Not that long ago the ability to do a screen capture on a phone was nothing short of a dream for cell phone enthusiasts like myself. Luckily things have changed for the better in the last few years. Things we could previously only do with our computers is now something we take for granted on our phones. Unfortunately our phones does not have a dedicated button for this feature like we do on our computers.
None the less this is something that can be easily achieved once I show you how to do it. Most smartphones of today has the ability to do this. Samsung has actually made a second way of doing it. Let me show you both ways of doing it.
How to screenshot on the Galaxy S5.
- Press and hold the power button and the home button at the same time.
- Keep them pressed for about a second or two until your phone flashes and tells you the screenshot has been saved.
- Found what you were looking for ? why not
If for some reason you are having a hard time getting it right I will now show you the second way of doing it. This way can be very helpful if you have your phone in a case or cover since they can partly obscure access to the power button in particular.
How to screenshot on the Galaxy S5 by swiping your screen.
- Put the side of your palm on the screen so that it covers the entire screen from top to bottom.
- Swipe your hand to the other side without lifting it.
- If you got it right your phone will let you know by flashing your screen and saying that a screenshot has been saved.
Where is the screenshot saved.
Now that you have mastered the art of doing screenshots on your smartphone you may wonder where did it go ? Finding your newly made screen dump is an easy enough task once you know where it got stored.
Head on over to your gallery. Once there you will see that a brand new folder named screenshots has been created. Open this folder to check out you new image.
From there you can do with it anything you could do with a regular picture taken with the camera. If you took this picture to brag to your buddies about something amazing you just did, you can send it via MMS, email or share it directly on your social media channel of choice. One of the things that sets the Android Os apart from its main competitor is the ability to share images directly from your gallery this way. You could even start editing the image right then and there. No need to manually open any editing software, Your Galaxy S5 will open it for you if you choose the edit image option from the gallery.
I have updated this tutorial with a video to make things easier for those who prefer them to the written word.
Check out these related tutorials:
- How to update the Galaxy S5.
- How to reset the Galaxy S5.
- How to set up the Galaxy S5 fingerprint reader.
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