Samsung Galaxy S5 screenshot key combination

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is currently one of the best smartphones on the market and offers a variety of new, but of course also known functions. One of these is definitely the way to create screenshots from the screen. This screenshot function, which is also known as hardcopy is one of the most used functions on Android operating systems. You can continue to use the feature on the new Samsung Galaxy S5 with Android KitKat and we will tell you in this guide, what options are available to make a screenshot.

First, let you show the screen on your Samsung Galaxy S5, which you want to save in a screenshot. Do you have the desired page, you want to save in a screesnhot, on the display, use one of the following options:

Tip 1: Create screenshot on the Samsung Galaxy S5 using a keyboard shortcut

This is an easy method to take a screenshot on the Samsung Galaxy S5 and after some practice the best variant. For this you only need to press the following two buttons at the same time and hold them for about two seconds:

Power On / Off Button
Home Button

The key combination creates the screenshot of the currently displayed screen on your Samsung Galaxy S5. If the screesnhot was successful, you will see a white frame around the screen and a sound corresponding to a clicking sound of a digicam. In addition, a "Saving Screenshot" is displayed in the notification. Then you will find the screenshot you just created in the gallery app of your Samsung Galaxy S5. The screenshot is saved into the newly created folder "screenshot".

Tip 2: Take a screenshot by "Palm Swipe" on the Samsung Galaxy S5

The screenshot can be triggered on the Samsung Galaxy S5 with a wiping gesture called "Palm Swipe to capture". This gesture, however, must be activated in Android KitKat, so that it can be applied. To activate the feature on the Samsung Galaxy S5, you must navigate to the settings. Here please go to "Motions and gestures" and then "Palm Swipe to capture". Enable the feature by selecting the slider.

You can now immediately take screenshots on your Samsung Galaxy S5 by wiping with the edge of your hand across the screen from the right to left, or vice versa.

You have now seen two different tips, with which you can make a screesnhot on the Samsung Galaxy S5.Especially for problems with the software, the screenshot function is very useful because error messages can be stored and analysed later by specialists.

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