Samsung’s latest and greatest smartphones is finally available throughout the world, and it is available to almost all carriers in the U.S. Just as you might have expected, this phone has tons of advanced features, some of which the regular user doesn’t even care to try out. However, if there’s one basic thing that mostly every Galaxy S5 owner wants to do, it is to capture a screenshot.
There are many reasons why you would like to take a screenshot on your Galaxy S5. For example, when you’ve got a high score on your favorite game and want to brag about it to the world or just want to post a setting, email, message or anything to social media, or online.
There are two easy ways to capture a screenshot on the Galaxy S5. One has been the same for several years, and the other method is something new with the Galaxy S4 last year. If you’ve used any Galaxy device previously, then chances are that you already know how to do this, but if you’re an Android convert leaving the iPhone or Windows Phone platform, then you’ll need to know how it works.
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Capture a screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S5
Saving a screenshot on your Galaxy S5 smartphone is really very simple. As mentioned above, there are two ways for doing this:
Simply press and hold both the power button and the home button at the same time. Push these buttons briefly, and then let go. You’ll now be able to hear the screenshot capture sound. That’s it. Your screenshot is saved to the Gallery from where you can share your newly captured screenshot.
The second method to do this is by the gesture method. Samsung, with the Galaxy S5, has some pretty neat gesture features. You simply need to swipe the edge of your hand across the entire display, keeping it in contact with the screen. The image below easily explains how to do this.
So you basically need to slide the edge of your hand across the entire screen, and it works in either direction. You might need to try it out a few times before you can master this method.
The screenshot will be displayed in the notification pulldown bar, and you can share the screenshot right from there. The captured image can also be found in the Gallery app or Samsung’s “My Files” application.