Take Screenshots on Samsung Galaxy S5

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Samsung's most powerful for 2014 has arrived! Samsung Galaxy S5 is packed with one of the most powerful processor, camera and health features. We have all the tutorials, instructions and tips on how to get the most out of your phone on this Category:All About Samsung Galaxy S5.

There may be a time when you need to share your screen to other people. There are instructions or questions that can be more detailed through a screen capture. You can capture screenshots of your Galaxy S5's display screen and save it as a picture. You can then access these screenshots on your phone's gallery under the Screenshots folder.

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Take a screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S5

To take a screenshot on your Samsung Galaxy S5, follow these procedures:

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    Go to the location, application, web page or any screen that you want to capture.
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    When you are ready to capture, simultaneously press and hold on the Home key and the Power key and wait for the phone to take a screenshot.
    You will notice that a quick white blink will appear on the four borders of your phone's screen. If your phone is not set to silent, the phone will emit a sound indicating a screenshot.
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    • When trying to capture a specific scene of a video that you are playing, it would be best to pause the video before taking the screenshot.
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    You can check the Notification Panel indicating that the screenshot has been made.
    Use the Notifications Panel on Samsung Galaxy S5 Pull down the Notification Panel by doing a swiping motion from the top-most part of your phone's screen to the lower part of it.
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    Tap on the "Screenshot captured" notification to open the last screenshot taken.
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    You can expand the screenshot options by doing a two-finger swiping gesture from the notification to the lower part of it.
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    The expanded screenshot option will now show giving you the option to Delete, Edit and Share the screenshot.
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    To close the notification, swipe the notification to the left or right.
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    You have successfully learned how to take a screenshot on your Samsung Galaxy S5.
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Take a screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S5 using Hand Gestures

If you are the type of constantly captures screenshot, using a specific hand gesture, instead of wearing your buttons down, will help you save your buttons' useful lives. To use "Palm swipe to capture" feature on Samsung Galaxy S5, follow these procedures:

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Enabling Palm Swipe to Capture feature on Galaxy S5

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    Go to your Home screen by pressing the Home key once or by tapping on the Back key for a few times.
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    From your Home screen, tap on the Apps icon located on the lower right part of S5's screen.
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    From the list of applications on your device, swipe to the left until you will see the "Settings" icon.
    Tap on the icon to open Settings.
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    From Settings, go to the Motion section where you will find two features under it.
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    Tap on "Motions and Gestures" to view the features under that option.
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    From the list of features, tap on "Palm swipe to capture" making sure that the feature indicates that it is "On".
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    You have now enabled the feature to take screenshots by swiping your palm on the phone's screen.
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Taking a screenshot using your palm on Samsung Galaxy S5

Once you have enabled "Palm swipe to capture", you can now take screenshots by using your palm to do that:

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    Go to the location, application, web page or any screen that you want to capture.
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    When you are ready to capture, place your hand sideways on the left or right end of the screen and sweep it across the opposite side.
    You will notice that a quick white blink will appear on the four borders of your phone's screen. If your phone is not set to silent, the phone will emit a sound indicating a screenshot.
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    You have successfully learned how to take a screenshot on your Samsung Galaxy S5.
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Questions and Answers

I am taking a screenshot with a scrolling window on Android.

Hi there! I am trying to take a screenshot of a really long page on my Android phone. How do I capture the scrolling page in one screenshot? Thanks!

You can use Stitch & Share where you take several screenshots as you scroll down, and they get attached to each other. Make sure that the next image overlaps the previous one (keep the previous content on the new screen).

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You can also use Panoramic Screenshot, which requires the top and bottom part of the screen to be the same for a successful attempt to append images to each other.

On some Samsung devices, you can stitch screens with built-in features.

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    Open the page that you want to save as a long picture.
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    Take out S Pen.
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    Launch Air Command.
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    Select "Screen write".
    The screenshot will be taken.
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    Select "Scroll Capture" in the bottom-left corner.
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    Select "Capture more".
    Continue capturing the screenshots.
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    Select "Done" when you have reached the bottom of the long scrolling screen.
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    Select "Save in Gallery".
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