How to Take Screenshots on the Galaxy S5

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Your friend just texted you a hilarious autocomplete fail and you want to share it with the world. Or you want to brag about a high score in your favorite game. With your Galaxy S5, you can quickly take a screenshot to save what’s on your screen as an image and then send it out (or just keep it). Here’s how to get started.

1. Pull up the screen you want to capture.

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2. Press the power and home buttons at the same time. The power button is on the right edge of your S5 (when the phone’s facing you) while the Home button is below the display.

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You’ll see a white frame flash quickly flash around the screen you’ve captured. That means your screenshot has been taken and saved to your S5.

3. Go to Gallery to find your screenshot. If the app is not already on your home page, you can find it in your apps drawer.

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4. Tap the Screenshots folder. Most recent images show up first in the gallery by default.

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All your saved images are in this folder. From here, you can post your pictures via a multitude of services, such as Facebook, Email, Google Drive, Gmail, SMS, Twitter, Hangouts or Picasa. 

Cherlynn Low
Cherlynn Low
Cherlynn joined the Laptopmag team in June 2013 and has since been writing about all things tech and digital with a focus on mobile and Internet software development. She also edits and reports occasionally on video. She graduated with a M.S. in Journalism (Broadcast) from Columbia University in May 2013 and has been designing personal websites since 2001.
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  1. Joy Says:

    It still won’t work for me..and do you know how I can disable the picasa app, I hate sync-ing that.

  2. Ron Says:

    Can’t get mine to do a screen shot to save my life. These instructions must be for another phone.

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