How to screenshot Galaxy J1 J2 J5 and J7

This is how to do screenshots on the Samsung Galaxy J1, J2, J5 and J7.

Once you know how to do it, this is a feature you are likely going to use a lot on your cell phone. It is arguably the easiest way of capturing what happens on your phones screen.

There are apps that helps you do this, but once I show you how to do it you will likely think this is the easiest thing in the world, and never even consider downloading an app for this task.

In this tutorial I will show you how to do it on no less than four different devices, but keep in mind that the button layout for these phones are the same. The way to screenshot on the Galaxy J series phones are the same across the J1, J2, J5 and J7.

How to screenshot on the Galaxy J1, J2, J5 and J7

  • Press and hold the power and home button simultaneously.
  • Don’t let go until  your phone gives you feedback in the form of either a flash, a sound or a vibration ( Depending on your volume settings at the time )
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Press and hold to capture what happens on your screen

To see the finished result just pull down the notification area by placing your finger above the screen and pull down. A thumbnail will be present. Press it to open it in your image viewing app.

If you took a lot of screenshots or you removed the thumb from the notification area, you can find the newly created images in your gallery app. If you don’t have a shortcut to your gallery on the home screen, open the apps drawer and locate the gallery app inside. A new folder named screenshots will be present. This is where your images will be stored.

About Bertil Hansen
I am the owner and main contributor to this website. Throughout the years I've owned an embarrassing number of Android phones. Too many to mention in fact. Lets just say it started with the HTC legend and I'm now on the Galaxy Note 4.

28 thoughts on “How to screenshot Galaxy J1 J2 J5 and J7

  1. Thank good idea for S/$

  2. on my samsung j5 with that button combination I get google search; do you know why, please?

  3. Thank you its now very easy

  4. Its nice Thankyoy

  5. Thanky :)

  6. Wow… it’s so easy…thanks

  7. Thanks mate, you’re a star!

  8. How about writing over a screenshot?

  9. Giyani Mutakati says:

    Waaaaaal. Thanks

  10. Christiana Osuolale says:

    Thank you very much. Very straight-forward and helpful

  11. Thank you very much.

  12. Thank you.

    I am using Samsung J2 last 15days it is getting hang.pls advise,

  13. It’s working on Samsung J3 (2016) too. Thanks! )

  14. Chhotan Murmu says:

    thank you so much and i’m so happy

  15. muhammad hassan says:

    Really, bunches of thanks for just this line.. “Don’t let go until your phone gives you feedback in the form of either a flash, a sound or a vibration ( Depending on your volume settings at the time)”

    Love you mate

  16. Thank u

  17. Thank u so much. I have a problem with my j7. Problem is on the web browsers. When i want to download some videos, mostly it says, you have a virus on your phone . Then it show fix it . When i click, it starts to download app from google play. the app doesnot work and problem repets. If any one have any idea or suggetions Plz mail me

    • I have a J7. You need to press the two buttons exactly simultaneously (otherwise it opens the Google Appas you mention)

  18. Its very vert awsome.thanks for your help thank’s alot

  19. My phone Samsung j2 this trick not work in my phone for screen shot

  20. michelle echane david says:

    thanks a lot!

  21. thank you very much :)

  22. Thanks alot

  23. fairuz ananti says:

    Thnks for the advice. Being technologically dumb, I always found it hard to have to ask from people. Learning from a site is easier as no one gives u the condescending stare.


  25. I post my androide galaxy can i rescue ALL my mails , contactos, photos,etc.??

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