How to Take a Screen Shot on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 - dummies

How to Take a Screen Shot on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3

By Dan Gookin

A screen shot, also called a screen cap (for capture), is a picture of your Samsung Galaxy Note 3’s touchscreen. So if you see something interesting on the screen, or you just want to take a quick pic of your Galaxy Note life, you take a screen shot. Two techniques are available for capturing the screen.

The first screen shot method is to press and hold the S Pen button and then long-press the screen by using the S Pen. You hear a shutter sound, and then the screen shot is presented in the Screen Write app for saving or scribbling.

The second screen shot method is to activate the phone’s Palm Motion feature. Heed these directions:

  1. Open the Settings app.

  2. Touch the Controls tab.

  3. Ensure that the master control switch by the Palm Motion item is on or green.

    If it isn’t, slide the Master Control icon to the right.

  4. Touch the Palm Motion item (not the master control switch), to see the Palm Motion screen.

  5. Ensure that the Capture Screen item is active.

    An active item features a green master control switch.

When the Capture Screen item is enabled, you create a screen shot by swiping left or right across the touchscreen with the side of your open palm. Upon success, you hear a clicking sound. The screen has been captured.

  • As a bonus, the captured screen is saved to the phone’s clipboard, where you can paste it into an app that accepts graphic input.

  • You can view the screen shots by using the Gallery app. They’re found in the Screenshots album.

  • Screen shots are kept in the Pictures/Screenshots folder on the phone’s internal storage. They’re saved in the PNG graphics file format.