feature convenience that we have missed sorely on Android phones is the ability to quickly take screenshots. On an iPhone or an iPod Touch, it’s quite simple – hold down the Home button and the Power button together – and voila! you have a screenshot. Android has many ways to accomplish this, but all the easiest methods require your phone to be rooted. (We’re not crazy to void our warranty for some fancy screenshotting, are we?) Samsung though, has included this by default on many of their phones. We haven’t really spent much time with any Samsung Galaxy phone apart from the Galaxy S and the Galaxy Ace (which we recently reviewed), but this method works on both of them. If you own a Samsung Galaxy phone running Android, please let us know in comments if it works or not. Thank you.
Here are the steps to take a screenshot on a Samsung Galaxy phone.
- Press and hold the Back button.
- Press the Home button.
- You should hear a click, indicating that a screenshot has been taken.
We found the screenshots arranged inside a folder on the microSDHC card named “ScreenCaptures”. So Samsung, as usual, seems to be trying to imitate Apple more than ever. For once, we’re not complaining – it has resulted in the consumer benefitting.
Thanks to a friend on Twitter for bringing this to our notice.