How do I Take Screenshots on my Samsung Galaxy S® 5?

Last Update date : 2014.09.25

Capture Screenshots

Using Keys

To capture a screenshot, press and hold the Home key and the Power/Lock key simultaneously. The screenshot will be copied to the clipboard and saved to the Screenshots folder in Gallery.

Using Motion Gesture

Your mobile device supports a "palm swipe to capture screenshot" gesture. You can capture a screenshot by touching the screen with the side of your hand and swiping across from left to right, or vice versa. The screenshot will be copied to the clipboard and saved to the Screenshots folder in Gallery.


To turn the feature on:

1. From the Home screen, touch Apps 2 .

2. Touch Settings 3 .

3. Touch Motions and gestures4 .

4. Touch Capture screen.

5. Touch the slider 5 to turn Capture screen on 6 .

Viewing Your Screenshots

To open a screenshot immediately after you capture it:

1. Open the Notification Panel by swiping your finger from the top of the screen to the bottom.

2. Touch Screenshot captured.
    NOTE: To view your screenshots at any time, from the Home screen, touch Apps 7 > Gallery 8 > Screenshots.

3. Touch the desired screenshot.


4. When viewing the screenshot, the following icons are available at the top of the screen:

    • Change player: Play your media on a nearby compatible DLNA® enabled device.

    • Share via: Share the screenshot with Bluetooth®, Email, Gmail™, Messages, or Wi-Fi Direct®.

      NOTE: Additional sharing options may be available on your device. The options may vary based on applications installed and features you have turned on.

    • Delete: Delete the file.

    • Camera: Open the Camera application.

5. Touch More options 10 for the following options:

    • Edit: Edit the screenshot.

    • More info: View information about the screenshot such as the Date, Location, Category, and Tags. Touch 11 to edit the information. Touch Details to show technical information about the screenshot, such as the size.

    • Copy to clipboard: Copy the screenshot to the device clipboard for pasting into other applications.

    • Crop: Crop unwanted areas out of the screenshot.

    • Rename: Rename the file.

    • Slideshow: Start a slideshow of the screenshots in the folder.

    • Set as: Set the screenshot as a Contact photo, Home screen, Lock screen, Home and lock screens wallpaper, or Google+™ Wallpaper.

    • Print: Print the screenshot to an available printer via a wireless network, Wi-Fi Direct, or USB cable.

    • Settings: View and edit Gallery settings. View accounts available for syncing with the Gallery. Select when sync should occur. Turn on Tag buddy or Face tag.

You can delete, edit, and share screenshots from the Notification Panel. Touch Screenshot captured with two fingers slightly apart, and swipe down to expand and display all options.

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