How to Take Screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S5

How to Take Screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S5

You don’t need to download any third party applications in order to take screenshots in your Samsung Galaxy S5. That’s because this phone comes along with the default feature, which helps the users to take screenshots with ease.

If you are reading this article, you must be looking forward to know how to take screenshots on the device.

There are two different methods available for you to take screenshots on your Samsung Galaxy S5. Let’s deep dive and take a look at both those options. Then you will be able to figure out what’s the most convenient option available for you to go ahead and take the screenshots that you want as well.

First method – Holding the home button and power down button at the same time

This is the most common method followed by Samsung Galaxy S5 owners to take screenshots on their devices. You can also follow the steps and get the job done. Here are the exact steps that you need to follow if you are trying to capture the screenshots using this method.

As the first thing, you will need to go to the screen where you need to capture the screenshot. In fact, you will only be able to capture that you can see in your screen through the screenshot. Therefore, you need to make sure that you are on the right screen.

Now you need to place one finger on the power button. The power button is located on the right hand side of the phone.

Along with that, you should place another finger on the home button, which is located on the front of your device.

As the next step, you will have to press both buttons at the same time.

If your S5 smartphone is not in silent mode, you will be able to hear a camera shutter sound. This indicates that you have successfully captured a screenshot.

You will also be able to see a visual animation, which shows that your screenshot is captured successfully.

The screenshot that you capture will be saved to the Gallery automatically. You can open Gallery and see it. Or else, you will also be able to use the “My Files” browser to get your hands on the screenshot.

Second Method – Swipe your palm

Samsung introduced hand gesture controls to their devices along with the introduction of Samsung Galaxy S4.  This feature is available on Galaxy S5. Hence, you will be able to use hand gestures in order to capture the screenshots that you want.

In order to capture the screenshot, you will need to swipe your palm. This feature is automatically enabled on your Samsung S5. In case if you have not turned it off manually, you will be able to go ahead and give it a try as well. Following are the steps that you must follow in order to use the feature.

You will need to place your hand on the right hand side of the Samsung Galaxy S5 device. In here, you are going to make an invisible handshape on top of your mobile phone. You will need to make sure that the bottom part of your hand is touching the phone.

Once you have the right hand in position, you can simply swipe it towards the left side. You will need to do that at a moderate speed.

This will trigger the screenshot functionality in your Galaxy S5. Along with that, you will be able to hear the shutter sound.

You can also see the visual animation on how the screenshot is captured on the screen of your Samsung Galaxy S5.

You can now access Gallery and take a look at the screenshot that you have captured.

If this feature didn’t work, you don’t need to worry about anything. That’s because you have manually turned off the feature. You can access your Samsung Galaxy S5 settings and immediately activate it.

In order to activate the setting, you will need to visit the Settings Menu. Then you should scroll down until you can see the Motion Tab.

Inside that, you should pick the Motions and Gestures tab. Now you will be able to see the option, which is named as “Palm swipe to capture”. You should select the option and turn it on through the toggle button.

Now you have successfully activated the feature. Hence, you can swipe through your phone again and see if the feature is working. You will now be able to capture a screenshot successfully, no matter it’s on the Galaxy S5, S5 Mini or S5 Neo.