Most Android phones used to require Root access and/or an app in order to be able to take a screenshot of your phone’s display. Well, that’s no longer the case for newer smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy Note 3! With the Galaxy Note 3 you can capture a screenshot easily without any third-party apps! You heard correctly… no root or third-party paid apps required. This is now a stock feature on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) & newer versions. This method is also totally free and simple!
Why would you want to capture screenshots on your device? So that you can share what is on your screen with your friends! Get a high score on a game? Take a screenshot and send it to friends via email or Facebook! Want to share a funny text that someone sent you? There are so many reasons!
There are actually THREE different screenshot methods available for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Just follow the steps below to start taking screen shots on your Note III.
Method 1: Button combo
1. HOLD down the POWER button and the HOME button at the same time.
2. That’s it! Seriously, it’s that easy! For those having issues, hit the home button first, then right after that tap the power button. You’ll see a message appear on the screen that says “screenshot saved to Camera shots”. With this method, your screenshot will appear in the directory /Pictures/Screenshots. You can also go to your Gallery app to see the screenshots that you have captured.
Method 2: Palm Swipe
1. Click the MENU button and select SETTINGS.
2. Select MOTION.
3. Under “Hand Motion” settings, check “Palm swipe to Capture” checkbox.
4. That’s it! Now you can capture screens by moving your palm on the screen from left to right or right to left. This will take screenshot of whatever screen you are currently on. You can go to your Gallery app to see the screenshots that you have captured.
Method 3: S Pen Stylus
1. Press and hold the button on your S Pen for a few seconds followed by placing the pen on the Note 3′s screen.
2. Notification menu will display at the top of your screen. The screenshot has been taken and you’ll have the option to further edit it if you’d like.
Now go try it out one of these methods and start capturing some cool images of your new Samsung Note 3 smartphone screens! Please feel free to leave us a comment if you have any questions on any of the steps above.
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