As most of you know, the latest Android smartphones come with the highest quality displays.From resolutions to vividness, manufacturers try to make their devices stand out from the crowd. One such device is the Samsung Galaxy S3 and I can’t get enough of the camera and screenshot abilities.
While the screen on the Galaxy S3 was solid considering the time it came out, you might want to share this experience with others. If you’re looking to share how your screen looks with your friends or you just like bragging about your high score in Angry Birds or another game, you can easily take screenshots on your Galaxy S3.
Continue reading to find out about the different methods currently available to screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S3. We’ll show you Samsung’s default methods, as well as a third party app from the Google Play Store for all your customization needs. You might even be interested in ROMs and accessories to further customize your S3.
Method 1: Key Combination
This is the easiest and fastest way to screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S3. The key combination method has been available on Android devices over the last couple of years and it comes pre-installed on most Android devices.
Basically, you just need to press two keys and the phone takes a screenshot. If you’re not looking for anything fancy and want the easiest possible option, then this method is for you.
Go to the screen that you want to capture on your Galaxy S3.
Press and hold the Power and Home buttons simultaneously. Keep holding the buttons until you hear a camera shutter sound or see a screenshot notification. That’s it! You have successfully taken a screenshot.
View your screenshot through your notifications bar or from your Gallery app.
Method 2: Hand Gesture
This method is specific to the Galaxy S3 and this also comes pre-installed on most Samsung Galaxy devices, including the S4 and S5. This method makes full use of Samsung’s new motion sensor technology where you don’t have to physically touch the screen in order to take the screenshot.
While some users have found motion gestures premature, others have found it to be extremely effective. This might not be the fastest way for taking screenshots, but if you’re looking for something fancy or you want to take screenshots without touching the screen, then this is the ideal option.
Go to the Settings app and tap on Motion. Make sure that the Motion activation option is enabled.
Scroll down to the Hand motions tab and enable the Palm swipe to capture option.
Go to the screen that you want to capture.
Swipe the edge of your hand from right to left or left to right without touching the screen. The screenshot should now be captured.
View the screenshot through your notifications bar or from your Settings app. Congrats! You snapped a screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S3.
Method 3: Screenshot UX
This method focuses on a third party app from the Google Play Store that lets you take screenshots through a number of different triggers. If you’re looking for something more than just taking screenshots, then this might be the right choice. Screenshot UX is one of the most popular screenshot taking apps available on the Google Play store.
Downloaded by millions of Android users, the app lets you take screenshots using different triggers, including shaking the device, pressing a button on the screen and using the status bar. Aside from that, the app also lets you set a screenshot delay time and whether you want to enable a camera shutter sound while taking the screenshots.
The app also features a built in picture editor that you can use to crop and edit the screenshots right after capturing them. You can also change the image format and folder where you want the screenshot files to be saved. The app requires root access on some devices, but it should work without root access on Samsung Galaxy devices.
Download and install the Screenshot UX app on your Galaxy S3. You can get the app through the Google Play button below.
Open the app and enable your desired trigger methods. For example if you want to shake your device to capture the screenshot, enable the Shake to screenshot trigger. You can also select more than one trigger.
Set the delay time and choose whether you want to enable the camera shutter sound.
Tap on the Set image format option to choose the format that you want to use for the screenshot files.
Tap on Start Capture and go to the screen that you want to capture.
Use your preferred trigger. For example, if you enabled the Shake feature, shake your device to capture the screenshot.
Edit the screenshot using the built-in editor or view the screen through your Gallery app.
Taking screenshots is one of my favorite features that comes pre-loaded on most Android smartphones and even if you’re not a developer and don’t want to showcase your new app, you can still use screenshots for a lot of stuff. You can show your friends a new app you downloaded or share your homescreen with them. One of the reasons why a lot of users take screenshots is to brag about the high score in a particular game and no one will be able to doubt you if you have a proof in the shape of a screenshot.
Whether you want to share your high score with some friends or you want to capture a conversation, you can easily take screenshots on your Samsung Galaxy S3 using any of the methods mentioned above. Method 1 comes with almost all Android devices, but many people still don’t know about this hidden feature. It’s the best option if you’re looking for something easy and quick.
If you’re looking for something fun or interesting, then Method 2 is the perfect option. Method 3 is the ideal option for users who are looking for some additional triggers and some advanced customization features. Whichever method you choose, make sure that you follow all the instructions properly and feel free to shoot any questions below! Make sure you checkout how to reset and unlock your S3 after this.
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