How To Screen Capture On a Samsung Galaxy S

Phone screen capturing is becoming more and more popular, with screen captures being seen everywhere. They are seen on commonly on sites like Facebook where friends upload screen captures of funny text messages they have sent each other or a high score someone has got on a game.

Now some phones dont have an  in-built feature which allows screen capture/printscreen and therefore apps such a ScreenMuncher are popular amongst such users, for example BlackBerry. Now some phones do have a feature which allows this, the Samsung Galaxy S being a particular one.

I happen to own one of these phones and therefore realised this feature on the phone. But the weird thing is that I found it by accident! I was just randomly on my phone when I heard the camera shutter sound and I was like eh? Then a small message on the screen came up saying ‘Screen captured, saved as image file’.

I went to my gallery to find that it had captured the screen. But the thing was I had no idea how I managed to do it! I spent the next half an hour or so trying to work out how to do it! I was pressing random cominations of buttons, all to no avail.

So after a bit of research on the internet, I finally found out how to screen catpure! Only two buttons are required really. It is the back button and home screen button. These are indicated below in the image.

Now all you have to do is keep hold of the back button and then press the home button. You may hear the camera shutter sound depending on whether you’re phone is on vibrate or not. That’s it! You’re done. Now just go to you’re gallery and there should be sub category named Screen Capture. You’re Screen Captures are saved in there.

Thanks for reading. Hope it helped!


  1. Anonymous says:


  2. Anonymous says:

    thanks you for the share

  3. Anonymous says:

    Nothing happened

  4. Anonymous says:

    You have no idea how long I’ve been looking for the combination! Like for days! And it just happened accidently! Thanks very much for the research!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Wrong, wrong, wrong, I have to hold the back button and then press the power button. You should burn fire being a damn dirty liar!!

  6. Anonymous says:

    cheers for that, brill

  7. yeah
    thanx buddy
    i also scratched my head to know that
    so u gave me a solution

  8. Anonymous says:

    How bout for the galaxy s blaze?

  9. Just what happened to me accidentally and spent an hour to try it again. Thanks for the info. It help a lot. Godbless!

  10. Ooops Anonymous was right. Its the back and power button. Yey thanks Anonymous

  11. Anonymous says:

    yeah, but then it goes back to your homescreen(because you hit back) and takes a picture of that. what if i was a picture of a webpage?

    • if you keep hold of the back button instead of pressing it, it shouldn’t return to the back screen. I apologize if that doesn’t help.

  12. It’s the home button and the power button simultaneously

  13. Anonymous says:

    it took me almost one year to figure this out! I bought my phone last Aug ’11 and I’ve had lots of accidental screencaps since. Talk about being slow! haha. thanks!!!

  14. thankyou so much!!!!

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