Friday, April 1, 2011

Samsung Galaxy S LCD

The biggest 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.

  1. Press and hold the Back button.
  2. Press the Home button.
  3. 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.

7 comments:

Samuel Schwartz said...

My bad! Doesn't work on my Samsung Galaxy 551! :-)

The Indian Geek said...

Thank you for letting us know that, Samuel... Perhaps this only works with Samsung Android phones which have the capacitive touch buttons and the main iPhone-esque Home button.

AVINASH MOHITE said...

It wrks on my samsung galaxy ace 2.3.4 rooted....but the problem the screenshot comes only of home screen....

usman akram said...

its really an amazing function!
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Anonymous said...

Dear indian geek, there is home button on the samsung galaxy 551, but yet we still don't know how to take screenshots with it...

VINIT NAIR said...

try this
Hold home button. If Task Manager Dialog appears, tap on back button to close it but still by keep holding home button. Then with your another finger, press power button to capture your screenshot (you still hold home button, don’t you? :-p) . If you success, there will be notification sound and text. Check on you gallery after you finish.

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