Samsung Galaxy S4: Need to Know

What I have noticed from most Android phones is that they require an App in order to be able to take a screenshot of the screen on your phone.  That’s not the case with the Samsung Galaxy S4, it’s very simple as you can capture a screenshot easily without any Apps. That’s right… no apps required!!  This is now a standard feature on most current versions of Android smartphones. This method makes it really easy and cool.

You are probably asking yourself, why would you need to capture screenshots on your device? It’s as simple as taking the Screenshot.  So you can show what is on your screen at any given moment.  This gives you control to share what you want whenever you want (not just with photos) with your Android Fans.  Have a cool widget, app, or in my case a website that looks really cool and you want to show off.  Well you can now simply take a screenshot and send it to fans via email, message or social media apps.   I am sure you have a crazy “something” that you want to share with someone that they may have sent you? There are multiple reasons that you may have the desire to do this and now it’s made simple for you.

Just do the following screenshot method for the Samsung Galaxy S4.

1. HOLD down the POWER button and the HOME button at the same time.

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It is not complicated, really, that’s all you have to do!  And now, you too can have a screenshot of your favorite website, to share with Android Fans.  You’ll see a message appear on the top of your screen that says “screenshot saved to Camera shots”. With this method, your screenshot will appear in the pictures/screenshots directory. You can also go to your Gallery App to view the screenshots that you have captured.  You can then share or save as you see fit.  I just happened to share my screenshot to “Dropbox” for safe keeping.  Stay posted for more Need to Know tips.

About Frank LaTorre

I live for every little technological advances we are making to make things better and easier. You can almost say it consumes me. I used to be a die-hard PC guy, building from the case up to the motherboard and installing software over and over again. Now I am all about the MAC because it just works with no questions asked except when it comes to Smart Phones I am all Android. Android is like art and the greatest masterpiece the freedom of expression. I have designed websites, and dabble in video editing trying to capture life’s most precious moments. I will give you the good the bad and the ugly. There will be some spilled milk along the way as we learn from our mistakes. As an AFN writer, I will tell you how it is and let you make the ultimate decision and make you feel confident that you did. Just keep in mind, I am not only human but part Android.