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

    • Mahesh Makvana

      Hey Candace,

      You need a little bit of practice to get it work. It takes some time to get used to the button combinations, to be frank, it took me half an hour to get used to it.

      Keep trying on and you’ll eventually learn it!


    • steph

      Omg!! Me too, so just keep trying? It does feel /sound like I am pressing the home button more than once but I just can’t seem to get it

    • Khanjar

      Press the both keys simultaneously and hold them, then you will hear a sound

      • Deisy

        iCnt Get Miine To Screen Shot >.<

    • Deisy

      Samee Here

  • xyz

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

    • Mahesh Makvana

      It’s the Middle button given beside the capacitive buttons.

  • mike

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

    • Roger

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

    • Traci H

      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!

  • Christine

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

    • Mahesh Makvana

      That’s great Christine!

  • Arlene

    Thanks a lot!

  • Unknown

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

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

    • Mahesh Makvana

      You’re most welcome Tarra!

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

  • Jon wheeker

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

  • Buck

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

  • Veronica

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

    • Awesome! Hope you did it successfully.

      And thanks for sharing the screenshot! It’s nice!

  • Thanks

  • ameluz

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

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

  • Maud

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

  • Xio

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

  • Eng. HH Sa-Adat

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

    • ronda

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

  • Deborah Chappell

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

  • shekhar

    ho ni rha bc

  • Caty Robinson

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

    • Caty Robinson


    • Hi Caty,

      That’s great! Enjoy capturing your screen!

      And keep coming back for more…