Sunday, October 23, 2011

How to take screenshots in Samsung Galaxy Y

This post is in particular reply to some people who are asking me if I know how to take screenshots in Samsung Galaxy Y. Honestly I did not know the answer at first so I did some fiddling with the combinations of the available buttons in the Galaxy Y and luckily I was able to discover the right combination. At first I tried the combination used for taking screenshots in Samsung Galaxy Ace which is the back and menu button combination but it did not work with the Galaxy Y. I also tried the back and power button combination used in the Galaxy Tab but it has no effect also.

Finally, the trick is to press the "Home key" and the power button quickly at the same time. If your combination is successful, you will hear the familiar click of the camera shutter and a notification "Screen captured. Saved as image file" will briefly display on the screen. Open up your gallery and a new folder named "Screen Capture" has been created automatically for you.

For the unfamiliar with the Samsung Galaxy Y keys, the "Home key" is located at the center below the screen. On its left is the "Menu Key" and to its right is the "Back Key". The Power Button is at the upper right side of the phone,

See actual screenshots below as proof.



33 comments:

  1. Thanks for this post. I just got the Samsung Galaxy Y recently, unlocked version, from the Samsung shop. It came with 2 art back wrap stickers. It's priced the same as Smart's. This is my 2nd Android phone after the Alcatel OneTouch 906.

    - Jay
    www.webbuzzr.com

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  2. You're welcome Jay. The Galaxy Y is the best bang for the back Android Phone from Samsung. I bet it will become very popular soon. I'm also very interested in getting the Alcatel OneTouch. How is it so far?

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  3. I agree.

    If you got the Galaxy Y now, then there's no point getting the Alcatel OneTouch 906 anymore. It's Android 2.2, resistive screen, 600 Mhz, 1050 Mh battery and I got it a few months ago at P6499.

    By the way, I've had more than a dozen tries pressing the menu button and the power button quickly at the same time, no luck. Either the Menu comes first or the Power options appear. :)

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    1. I'm a bit late but I found it much easier if you did these steps.
      1) Hold the menu button
      2) press the back button (still holding the menu button)
      3) then press the power button

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  4. You got to press first the menu then the power button. It's really a little bit tricky. :)

    So the Alcatel is not a good buy eh. Thanks to that.

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  5. Jay,

    Which Samsung shop did you get your unlocked phone? Is there one in Makati? Am gonna ask my sister to buy me one and am gonna use it here in Canada. Thanks in advance.....

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  6. Jay,

    Which Samsung shop did you buy you're unlocked phone? Is there one in Makati? Am asking my sister to buy me one and use it here in Toronto.

    Thnks....Nonong

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  7. I cant do it =( for my Galaxy y

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  8. Press the menu button a few fraction of a second longer before pressing the power button (without letting go of the menu button). It really takes a great deal of timing so patience is needed here. At times you will capture even the appearance of the menu but you will get it soon. I'll post a video later for everybody to see how it is done.

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  9. Thanks for this post.
    Almost similar to taking screenshots on an ipad or iphone

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  10. You're welcome. Yes, similar to iPad and iPhone.

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  11. Hi,
    Even I am not able take a screen capture..If you can add your video may be that will be helpful.

    Thanks

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  12. I already posted the video. You may watch it now. Hope you'll be able to do the screen capture this time. :)

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  13. Thanks...
    I did it right away...
    ;-)

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  14. Thanks! Home+Power worked like a charm.

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  15. this is really helpful! thanks much! ^_^

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  16. Sir, i just read your blog. 'Got my samsung galaxy y a lil bit late and I tried this trick.. Luckily I did it but can't view the result. It doesn't appear on my gallery and also on screenshot folder. (My screenshot fldr says that, "No apps can perform this function.") Can you help me with this one? Thank you Sir

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  17. hi there! this is such a great help. :))

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  18. muuuuuuuuuuuuuuuito obrigado! meu galaxy y pro funciona da mesma forma. tecla energia+home.

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  19. wow. i tried this just now. it worked fine. yesterday i was finding a screen shot app all over the market. finally found a free and easy way. Thank you so much !. Cheers. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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  20. I did it and it worked! The trick is to press the home button first then the power button. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  21. Thanx, it works gr8, really nifty :)

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  22. Could u anybody plz help me with some words for thanking this person who has written this tutorial??? I just can't imagine how useful it is...

    Dear Litomella,
    Now, I am not gonna thank u... After learning the proper words, I will thank u...

    Best of luck...

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