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.
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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.

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

  1. Thanx it really worked for me

  2. thank you

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

  4. thank you

  5. Thank you. have been struggling for a year until today when i decided to consult my friend GOOGLE. Thanks again.

  6. great feature indeed.

  7. very educating,
    its amazing that thing you telescope afar are just underneath your very nose!

  8. Thanks, it is also working on Samsung Galaxy on 8.

  9. Thanks

  10. Thank good idea for S/$

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

    • I also just get google when i try to screen shot

      • Same here on J7. When holding Power and Home the screen does not flash it just opens a google search window same as just a long press on home button.

      • settings > accessibility > dexterity & interaction > assistant menu > tick on
        now you can see a shortcut icon on your desctop. then.. enjoy.. ;)

    • for me too, but from google search you will also see a “share” icon, which allows you to capture the screen and send it with your program of choice. That worked perfectly for me

  12. Thank you its now very easy

  13. Its nice Thankyoy

  14. Thanky :)

  15. Wow… it’s so easy…thanks

  16. Thanks mate, you’re a star!

  17. How about writing over a screenshot?

  18. Giyani Mutakati says:

    Waaaaaal. Thanks

  19. Christiana Osuolale says:

    Thank you very much. Very straight-forward and helpful

  20. Thank you very much.

  21. Thank you.

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

    • You should go to smart manager and clean ram and insert large memory card and move all apps in sd card from application manager and uninstall unessary apps and music and casha and uninstall all updates of your apps and do not update the software and it doesn’t work so the your phone is not real and to know that your phone is real so dial *#01*# on your keypad of your phone and charge your phone properly and do not let your battery to go under 20 peasant and do not use your phone so much and do not let your phone to get very hot and thanks

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

  23. Chhotan Murmu says:

    thank you so much and i’m so happy

  24. 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

  25. Thank u

  26. 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)

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

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

  29. michelle echane david says:

    thanks a lot!

  30. thank you very much :)

  31. Thanks alot

  32. 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.

  33. THANKS IT REALY WORKS

  34. I post my androide galaxy 7f.how can i rescue ALL my mails , contactos, photos,etc.??

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