How to Take Screenshots on the Samsung Galaxy S2

Taking screenshots on the Samsung Galaxy S2 is very easy and it doesn’t even require an app. The Galaxy S2 comes with an inbuilt feature of taking screenshots so you can share your phone’s screen with others. Here’s a quick-guide explaining how you can use this inherent feature to take screenshots on your Galaxy S2.

I. Taking Screenshots on the Samsung Galaxy S2:

1. Go to the folder/app of which you want the screenshot.

2. Press and hold both the Home and Power keys together.

3. You will hear a sound confirming that the screenshot has been taken now.

Here’s a screenshot that I took on my Galaxy S2 using above method.

Galaxy S2 Screenshot

The screenshots that you take using this feature are saved in the ScreenCapture folder inside your SD card. You can use these screenshots to explain something to your friend, to teach someone or just for fun !

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34 responses to “How to Take Screenshots on the Samsung Galaxy S2”

  1. I still can’t get it..the screen task keeps coming up instead of taking a picture

  2. xyz says:

    can i knw where is home button exactly in s2??

  3. mike says:

    press and hold the volume down and the power button at the same time. i found this works best for me

    • Roger says:

      Try downloading and running TextSecure and you will see that this does not work while that app is active.

    • Traci H says:

      I had the screen shot button until I updated, now its gone. I tried the volume down and power buttons together n now itnworks. Was much nicer efore the update cuz it was right there. They can never leave well enough alone!

  4. Christine says:

    Got it on the 1st try. Woohoo!!!

  5. Arlene says:

    Thanks a lot!

  6. Unknown says:

    You gave to press home and lock at the same time.

  7. Tarra Moore says:

    Thank you soo much! I have the galaxy express & it worked perfectly!!

    • Mahesh Makvana says:

      You’re most welcome Tarra!

      You can now share your screenshots with your friends and let them see how your screen looks like!

  8. Jon wheeker says:

    Thank you so much! You have to hold both buttons down for 2 secs

  9. Buck says:

    On my AT&T Samsung Galaxy S2 – SGH-I777, I found that I had to press the “Home Button” & then the “Power Button”. Ü

  10. Veronica says:

    Totally worked! Had to hold both buttons at the same time for about two secs.

  11. ameluz says:

    Omg omg.. It works tried it twice and got it thx !

  12. yesss endelig en forklaring på screenshot som funka.. skjønner ikke jeg ikke prøvde det tidligere… xDDDDDDDDDD loool

  13. Maud says:

    Thanks to the person who mentioned holding it a few seconds, more useful that this entire “tutorial”.

  14. Xio says:

    HA, I did mine the first try….WOOOHOOO thank you..muah

  15. Eng. HH Sa-Adat says:

    Yeah! It really workes. But the task manager still coming up:-( oops

    • ronda says:

      Trying to learn the screen shot method and i hear no sound and dont kno where to go and look for the pictures helppppp

  16. Deborah Chappell says:

    When I do this the volume control icon hides the top of the photo

  17. shekhar says:

    ho ni rha bc

  18. Caty Robinson says:

    Took me a good minute, but I finally got it! Haha. Here is proof! :)

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