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How to Take Screenshots with your Samsung Galaxy S without rooting

Galaxy S is one of the most popular series of Android devices thanks to a solid combination of attractive design, good performance and useful features. One of the tasks that you may need to complete with your Android phone is taking a screenshot and here, we will tell you how you can do it on Galaxy S2, S3 and S4, the classic versions of the Galaxy S series. Capturing the image on your screen can be helpful if you have a website, a blog, or if you need to keep track of a system error, or a conversation. This is what you can do to take screenshots if you own one of the earlier models of Galaxy S phones. No rooting is required and you will not need to download third party apps.
To take a screenshot on Galaxy S2, Galaxy S3 and Galaxy S4, you can follow the below simple steps:

  • Press the Home button and the Power button at the same time.
  • You will hear a click sound that will let you know that the image has been captured.
  • Afterwards, the screen will flash and you will see a message confirming that a screenshot has been taken and saved.
  • The above method is for devices that work with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) or above. If you have the original Samsung Galaxy S phone, you can also take screenshots fast and easily. It only takes a couple of taps and a few seconds to capture and save images from your screen. The following method is suitable for Samsung Galaxy S phones running Android 2.2, also known as Froyo.
  • To take a screenshot, press the Back button (located at the right bottom) and hold it while you tap the Home button in the middle.
  • You should hear a capture sound and then a message indicating that the screen has been captured will appear.
  • The screenshot can be saved as image file.

In the Gallery app, you will find a new folder called Screen Capture. This is where all your captured images will be saved. With the Samsung galaxy S you can take 400 x 240 pixel screenshots. Keep in mind that some applications would close when you press the Back button, meaning that you would not be able to take screenshots of them. The only workaround for this is to upgrade to the most advanced Android version available for the Samsung Galaxy S, which is Gingerbread 2.3.6.

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