Need to capture what’s on your Galaxy Note 4 or Galaxy Note Edge? That’s how …
Here is a quick and useful trick for anyone who chooses the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 or its curved screen brother, the Galaxy Note Edge. As with previous Galaxy S and Galaxy Note devices, there are some ways you can take a screenshot on the Galaxy Note 4: using a combination of buttons, a gesture of sliding your finger across the screen or the S stylus Pen
For experienced Samsung users, things are very similar to the previous ones. But if you come from an iPhone or some other device, it is worth reviewing the basics.
This is the easiest way to capture a screenshot on the Galaxy Note 4, and it is the main method you will use on most Samsung Galaxy phones. The specific button combination is actually the same as that of the Apple iPhone, only with the buttons placed somewhat differently.
- Prepare the screen you want to capture.
- Press and hold the home and power buttons simultaneously to save an image of what is on the screen.
- After a second, the outside of the screen will flash briefly, accompanied by a shutter sound to let you know that your screenshot has been taken.
Once this is done, you can view your screenshots in the Gallery application or in the integrated Samsung “My Files” file explorer. You can also share it directly with other applications through the Share button in the screenshot notification that appears.
If it does not work, be sure to press the start key and the power key at the same time.
The slide method
This is basically a gesture shortcut to the first method to take a screenshot. Tilt your hand to the side, with your thumb up, then slide your finger across the screen from edge to edge. (Either direction will work). You will see the same animation and the same sound effect to let you know that your Galaxy Note 4 has taken a screenshot.
If you do not want to use this screen capture gesture, or if you discover that you are accidentally activating it while browsing the huge screen of the Galaxy Note 4, you can deactivate it in the “Motion and gestures” menu in the Settings application.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 screenshot: Using the S Pen and Screen Write
If you want to take a screenshot on your Galaxy Note 4 and then annotate or edit after the fact, the easiest way to do this is to use the S Pen and the “Screen Write” option from the Air Command menu.
Disconnect the S Pen from your Galaxy Note 4. (If the Air Command menu wheel does not appear immediately, move the cursor on the screen and press the button on your S Pen).
Using the S Pen, select “Screen Write” in the Air Command menu, as in the photo above.
Your Galaxy Note 4 will capture an image of whatever is on the screen, allowing you to draw or write on it with the S Pen.
The Air Command wheel also allows you to cut individual portions of the screen to share them with other applications and services.
Once you’ve taken a screenshot of Galaxy Note 4, it’s easy to share them on Facebook, Twitter, email or Google+, or anywhere else, for that matter. Simply look for the share button in the screenshot notification or in the Screen Write function.