How to Take a Screenshot on the Samsung Galaxy Note 5
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How to Take a Screenshot on the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (3 Methods)

I use screenshots all the time on my smartphone, but it did take some getting used to at first. If you’ve just made the switch over from a different device, or you just want to refresh your memory, check our guide for three different methods.

If you’re trying to find out how to take a scrolling screenshot on your Galaxy Note 5, fast forward to the third method for the info you need. Either way, we have you covered.

Related: Android Screenshot

Let’s get started with the quickest method of the three.

Method 1: Key Combo

Time: A couple of seconds

Note_Back

As with most modern smartphones, you can use a combination of the physical buttons to take a quick screenshot on the Note 5.

To take a screenshot with the buttons;

  1. Make sure you’re on the screen that you want to take a picture of. (Some apps won’t allow you to screenshot personal information, such as some banking apps.)
  1. Press the

Power

and

Home buttons

together for a few seconds.

  1. You should see a flash, and you’ll get a notification about the screenshot.
  1. Check your notifications to find your screenshot, or you can also find it in your images app.

This is the best and fastest method, although it can take some practice if you’re not used to the timing. You’ll get the hang of it eventually, but there’s also another way to take screenshots.

Method 2: Palm Swiping

Time: A couple of seconds

To be honest, this method isn’t very useful when compared to the one above. (It’s still good if you want to feel like you’re using the force when you’re taking screenshots.)

You’ll need to have motions and gestures enabled in your settings for this method to work.

Motions_Gestures

Here’s how to use gestures to take a screenshot;

  1. Make sure you’re on the screen that you want to take a picture of.
  1. Swipe your hand across the screen vertically in either direction with your hand touching the screen.
Screen_Swipe

3. You should see a flash, and you’ll get a notification about the screenshot.
4. Check your notifications to find your screenshot, or you can also find it in your images app.

Motions and gestures may not have caught on, but it’ll still work if you personally like using them.

Method 3: Scrolling Screenshots

The last method on this list is slightly different, as you might be able to tell from the name. A scrolling screenshot will allow you to take a longer captured image, which can be handy depending on what you need.

You’ll need to use the S Pen, so have to hand before you start.

Note_5
  1. Make sure you’re on the screen that you want to take a picture of.
  1. Use the

S Pen

to launch

Air Command

, and tap

Screen Write

  1. The device will take a screenshot of the current screen.
  1. Press

Scroll Capture

  1. The screen will scroll, taking a screenshot along the way down.

Capture

  1. will keep the screenshot going, while Done will stop it. Tap either to choose what you want to do.
  1. Tap

Save in Gallery

at the bottom of the screen to save the scrolling screenshot to your device.

It might take a little longer, but that’s because the image itself will be longer.

If you want to see every screenshot method in action, here’s a video that takes you through the steps.

Conclusion

As the saying goes, it’s only easy if you know how. Once you get used to it, you’ll be snapping screenshots in no time. Now get to practising.

You should now know how to take screenshots on the Galaxy Note 5, as well as scrolling captured images. As always, we’re happy to help.

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If we’ve missed an easy way to screenshot on the Galaxy Note 5, or you have questions about one of the methods on this list, let us know in the comments below, or you can contact us via Facebook or Twitter.

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