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How do I take Screenshots on my Samsung Galaxy Note II?

Your device features several ways to capture screenshots.

Capture Screenshots

Using the S Pen

  1. Press and hold the S Pen button.
  2. Press and hold the S Pen anywhere on the screen.
  3. The screenshot will open automatically, allowing you to crop, share, or add a quick note to the image.

Using Keys

You can capture screenshots by pressing 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. To access the feature, from the Home screen, touch Menu  > Settings > My device  > Motion  . Touch the slider  to turn Motion on  . Mark the Palm swipe to capture checkbox. You can now 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.

Viewing Your Screenshots


  • To open a screenshot immediately after you capture it, open the Notification Panel by swiping your finger from the top of the screen to the bottom, and touch Screenshot captured. Quickly double-touch Gallery to view your screenshot. Or, to view your screenshots at any time, from the Home screen, touch Apps  > Gallery  > Screenshots.
  • Touch the desired screenshot.


Screenshot Options and Menu

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™, Messaging, 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.

Touch Menu  for the following additional options:

  • Edit: Edit the screenshot.
  • Favorite: Add the screenshot to your favorites.
  • Slideshow: Start a slideshow of the screenshots in the folder.
  • Photo frame: Add a decorative frame to the screenshot.
  • Add note on back of image: Flip the screenshot over and handwrite a note.
  • Copy to clipboard: Copy the screenshot to the device clipboard for pasting into other applications.
  • Print: Print the screenshot to an available printer via a wireless network, Wi-Fi Direct, or USB cable.
  • Rename: Rename the file.
  • Buddy photo share: Tag the screenshot for easy sharing with a contact.
  • Crop: Crop unwanted areas out of the screenshot.
  • Set as: Set the screenshot as a Contact photo, Home screen, Lock screen, or Home and lock screens wallpaper.
  • Details: Show technical information about the screenshot, such as the size.
  • Settings: View and edit Gallery settings. View accounts available for syncing with the Gallery. Select when sync should occur. Turn on Tag buddy, Face tag, and Auto play sound when photos are taken in Sound & shot mode.

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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