Samsung Galaxy Note 3 : How to take a screenshot

December 18, 2013
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    There are many reasons why you may need to take a screenshot, and fortunately, it’s very easy to take screenshots on Android devices. With its numerous software features and S-Pen functionality, there are multiple ways to take a screenshot on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Let’s take a look!

    Method 1 – Default Android method

    Like a lot of other Android devices, you can take a screenshot on your Galaxy Note 3 using the power button and home button. All you need to do is hold the power button and home button simultaneously for a second or two, and wait for the confirmation. The screen will flash, and you will here a image capture sound, followed by “Saving Screenshot” appearing at the top of the screen in the notification bar. You can then access the screenshot from the notification menu, or in the gallery, in the “screenshots” folder.

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    Method 2 – Palm Swipe

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    To use this method, you need to first make sure that the Palm Motion setting is enabled on your device. To do this, go to Apps -> Settings -> Controls -> Palm Motion (enable) -> Capture screen (enable). Now, when you’re on the screen you want to capture, all you need to do is place your palm on the right side of the phone, so that you’re covering it vertically. Swipe your hand to the left, and the screenshot should be captured with the same confirmation as the first method. You can access the screenshot from the notification menu, or in the “screenshots” folder in the gallery.

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    Method 3 – First way to use the S-Pen

    This method requires the S-Pen stylus to work. Press and hold the button on the S-Pen for a few seconds, and then place the pen on the screen of the device to take the screenshot. A menu will appear at the top of the screen, which includes the option to edit the image further. You can access the screenshot in the “IMG_EDITED” folder in the gallery.

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    Method 4 – Second way to use the S-Pen

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    Hold the S-Pen just above the screen, without making contact. Now, press and hold the button on the S-Pen to display the Air Command menu. Now, tap on “screen write” to take a screenshot. You will be given the same dialog as the previous method, allowing you to modify the picture if you so wish. Then you can access the screenshot from the notification menu and in the “screenshots” folder in the gallery.

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    Comments

    • asdf

      Thanks for the info!

    • 182341159

      I am so completely frustrated by the second method. The palm swiping doesn’t work 99 times out of 100 because the screen is way to sensitive. Every time I touch the screen with the side of my hand it commands the screen to do something, open something, etc. …I find this to be the method I would prefer because it *would* be the quickest if it actually worked.

      • 177345

        the screen is way *too sensitive…

        • NutalieDumsom

          thanks. very helpful

    • Suzy

      all methods work perfectly. I’m so happy with my note 3

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