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How to Take Screenshots on Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

If you have purchased — or are planning to — the new Galaxy A5 (2017), this article will show you all the methods you can utilize to take screenshots on it. The phone relies on the trusty Samsung TouchWiz UI. This interface has been developed to make Android easier for new users to manipulate and use. Part of making it easy included allowing users different procedures to perform the same task so they can choose themselves. We have listed all of those procedures for taking screenshots on your Galaxy A5 (2017) right below. To find out all about them and try them on your phone, read further. The article below shows how you can take screenshots on Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017).

Most of you Samsung users upgrading to this Android device might already know the procedure but for those who have just moved on from stock Android or any other phone would find the procedure slightly different. And just to add, the Galaxy Note series adds exclusive ways to access the screen capture feature where you do not even have to use any buttons — we’ll get to that trick below in the post.

Samsung Galaxy A5 2017

Like we mentioned earlier, there are a number of ways to take a screenshot on Samsung phones. You can take screenshots by:

  • Hardware buttons
  • Palm swipe gesture

All of these methods are to make the whole process easy. Pick the one you find the simplest and has less of a hassle.

1. How To Take Screenshot Using Hardware Buttons:

This one is one of the fastest and most convenient ways to take a screenshot on your Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017). Just follow these quick steps to take one right now:

Step 1 – Open the application/screen which you want to take a screenshot of.

Step 2 – Now press and hold the Power and Home buttons together.

Step 3 – You will see a quick animation and hear a feedback sound that will show that a screenshot was just taken.

Easy, eh? Next, we have the cool palm swipe gesture that is even faster to quickly take a screenshot on your phone.

2. How to Take Screenshots with Palm-Swipe Gesture:

This feature has been included in almost all of the latest Samsung TouchWiz phones (i.e. Android phones from Samsung that are not more than 2 years old). In order to enable the feature and use it, we have compiled detailed steps below:

Step 1 – You need to activate the gesture itself before you can actually use it. In order to do so, go into the Settings app and select the Motion menu.

Step 2 – From the Motion menu, find out Hand Motions and then check the Palm Swipe to capture check-box.

Step 3 – Close the settings app, head to the screen which you want to capture.

Step 4 – Here is the fun part — now shape your hand like a knife (your thumb facing up) and swipe across the screen horizontally from either side, edge to edge. If you do it correctly, a swipe animation will trigger and it will save the screenshot.

To demonstrate the among mentioned methods of taking a screenshot, here is a small video guide showing them:

— How to Find Saved Screenshots?

If’s very easy to find them. You can go to the Gallery app and look for the Screenshots folder/album. Or manually, you can go to the Pictures > Screenshots folder in your phone memory and check all the screenshots you have taken so far.

You may also like to check out our Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) section for official updates, custom ROMs etc.

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