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How to take a screenshot with the Samsung Galaxy S3

Written By: James Rintamaki on June 8, 2012 7 Comments

This is a pretty straight forward post – how to take a screenshot with the Samsung Galaxy S3.  There are two out of the box ways to do it, and for both, the screenshots are saved to the /mnt/sdcard/Pictures/Screenshots directory and also copied to the clipboard.

Screenshots on the Galaxy S3

 

 

1)  Power + Home button

Simply press and hold the Power and Home button at the same time for about two seconds until the phone creates zoomed out view of your screen (screenshot).   It then saves it to the Screenshots directory and copies it to the clipboard:
power_home_screenshot_sgs3saving_copied

 

 

2) Palm swipe motion gesture

For this, you must first make sure that “Palm swipe to capture” is enabled under Settings –> Motion:
enable palm swipe

Then, all you need to do is take your palm, or the side of your hand (like a “karate chop”) and swipe from left to right/right to left on the screen and it’ll take a screenshot (and save it/copy to clipboard):

swipe_screenshotsaving_copied

 

and that’s it!  Two simple ways to take screenshots on the Samsung Galaxy S3. 

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7 Responses to “How to take a screenshot with the Samsung Galaxy S3”

  1. help on: 7 July 2012 at 12:33 pm

    The picture save to clipboard yes. And there’s another problem. How to delete the picture from clipboard? Mind email me on how? —-@—–.com thanks

    • James Rintamaki on: 11 July 2012 at 6:45 am

      you could just copy any random text to the clipboard which would erase the image.

  2. fabian on: 8 August 2012 at 7:26 pm

    hello,could you explain me please . where is the clipboard hoe to acces to it , i can’t find it!! please

    • James Rintamaki on: 9 August 2012 at 7:27 am

      When the picture is saved to the clipboard, that means you can paste it into any application that allows copy/paste. For example, say you are in Gmail – if you tap and hold in the text area where you write the message, you should have an option to paste it there. Is that what you were asking?

      • Anonymous on: 20 August 2012 at 11:43 am

        Hi, i dont know whats problem with my s3 its not copying test to clipboard..and when i am trying to paset it its not showing me paste option..please let me know if there is any setting changed which r to be done

      • anonymous on: 12 January 2013 at 6:37 pm

        James, that helped me. Thanks.

  3. shyam on: 20 August 2012 at 11:45 am

    Hi, i dont know whats problem with my s3 its not copying test to clipboard..and when i am trying to paset it its not showing me paste option..please let me know if there is any setting changed which r to be done

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