Take a Screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S without Using a Third-Party Application
Edited by Michael J., Eulalee, Kirk, Eng and 2 others
Unlike on PCs where the "print screen" command is explicitly given its own keyboard key, Smartphones often do not have an explicit way of taking screenshots. The includes the Samsung Galaxy S, the first of Samsung's flagship S-series smartphones. Fortunately, you can take a screenshot of your Samsung Galaxy S phone without help from third-party applications. This article will show you how simple it is to do just that.
- 1Go to the phone's interface you want to capture.Advertisement
- 2Long Press on the "Back" icon located at the lower right portion of your phone.Advertisement
- 3Press the Home button at the same time as the "Back" button.
- 4Wait for the Screen Capture Notification to display.
- 5Go to your phone's "Gallery" to find the saved screenshot.
Advantages of Screenshots
- 1It serves as a shortcut to immediately capturing certain files and sending it over.If it used to be quite a long process in order to save a file, now it only takes a few seconds in order to capture something, especially when you can capture it within one screen. In the past, the practice is to save photos and then convert it to a PDF file so that it's easier to send over to another person. This time, when you take screenshots, it's only a few minutes and it does not require a long time in order to send over to another person. You can even send it together with messages. If you have to email, it can be done with a few clicks of the button.Advertisement
- 2If captures information as it is.If you need to relay certain information to another person, you do not need to memorize it and then type it in another message. This methodology provides some room for mistakes in transmitting the information. With screenshots, the likelihood of committing mistakes is lower, mainly because you are capturing an image as it is and then sending exactly that image to another person. If there will be any error, it may be up to the other person looking at the image and how he translates the information.
- 3It allows for offline reading.Let's say you are browsing through a site and you would like to read that part of the site later on. What you can do is just take a screenshot of that part and then save it in your photos. You can later access it to read it. When you do so, it won't need internet connection anymore. It can save your data plan as well, especially if it's limited. If you are reading several pages, you may want to take several screenshots of it.
- 4It gives you an option to capture and secure important information.If for example you are going through a document and you would like to mark it to read later on, you do not need to worry about losing it. What you can do is take a quick screenshot and you have access to it later on. It removes the worries of losing data and not being able to find it later on when you need it.
Important Things to Consider when Taking Screenshots
- 1Confidentiality.If you are chatting with another person and you know for a fact that you are discussing something confidential, be more considerate when taking screenshots and then passing it on to another person. Protect the privacy of what you're talking about and do not document it through screenshots. If you do have to take screenshots for future reference, make sure that you take care of the screenshot in terms of saving it properly and not posting the image for other people to see.Advertisement
- 2Respect for the other person.Do not take screenshots if it's with the intention of humiliating another person. For example, if you are on a video call and you see that the other person looks rather weird, do not take a screenshot and then post it on social media. A lot of conflicts happen because of this. Not only is this type of behavior disrespectful, it's also rather unnecessary and it does not make any sense for you to do it.
- 3Other ethical considerations.If in any doubt, consider if your actions are ethical before doing it. For example, it is not right to be tricking another person to text your something, only for you to take a screenshot of it and then eventually use it against that person. Not only is this unethical, it is also unfair for the other person.Advertisement
- If you have problems with any of these steps, ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.