Felt the need to take a screenshot on your spanky new Galaxy Note 4 or Galaxy Note Edge? You are just minutes away from knowing that. There are couples to ways to do that (I am starting to think that Android is becoming more like “doing the same thing in many different ways”).
If you’ve been an experienced Samsung user, especially a Note user, then the things will pretty much be the same. You can either use the swipe gesture across the screen or the S Pen stylus. But if you are coming from the Apple family, then you might have to brush up a couple of basics here.
How To Take A Screenshot On Samsung Galaxy Note 4
Screenshot on Galaxy Note 4: The home and power button method
This is similar to what we find on almost every device, and even Apple devices. A combination of pressing different buttons at the same time, and you are done. The only difference is that those buttons are placed in different places in a slightly different manner. Here’s how you do it with the Galaxy Note 4.
- Go to the screen that you want to capture.
- Hold down the Home button and the Power button at the same time for 3 seconds.
- You will hear a shutter sound which confirms that it has taken the screenshot.
Once that is done, you will find the screenshot in the Screenshots folder in your Gallery. Also you will be able to see a notification saying that you’ve just taken a screenshot.
Screenshot on Galaxy Note 4: The Swipe Gesture method
This is the most famous method of taking a screenshot on the Samsung devices. All you have to do, is tilt your hand onto the side of the screen with your thumb facing up. Then swipe across the screen from edge to edge. You will also see an animation in the same direction along with a shutter sound confirming that the screenshot has been taken.
It will take a couple of tries before you get it right. For me, I tried a couple of times but I don’t like it because I always navigate somewhere else. So if you are like me, then you can turn this off in the Motion and Gestures menu in the Settings app.
Screenshot on Galaxy Note 4: The S Pen and Screen Write method
If you are going to want to either edit your screenshot or annotate it, then the best option to take that screenshot is using the S Pen or the Screen Write option from the Air Command. Here’s how you do it.
- Remove/Undock the S Pen from your Galaxy Note 4. Note: If you can’t see the Air Command immediately after removing the S Pen, then just hover over the screen and press the button on your S Pen.
- Once you see the Air Command options, select Screen Write.
- Your Galaxy Note 4 or the Galaxy Note Edge will now capture your current screen which will then allow you to edit it or annotate it as you wish.
Once you have captured a screenshot on your Galaxy Note 4, it is pretty easy to share it on Facebook, Twitter or with an email address. Just look for the share button in the screenshot notification that you receive, or you can also find it in the Screen Write feature.
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One more thing – do let me know in the comments below about your first hand experience with the Galaxy Note 4. Or better, Galaxy Note Edge. I am curious about what you find out on these devices.