Samsung Galaxy S2 Android Screen Capture

This morning, there were some photos on my gallery that I did not capture or download. I checked it out and realized it’s a screenshot of my display. I know I can only do this on Android if I connect the phone to my PC. So how did it get there? I’m sure it’s a screen capture of my phone because of the background and the way the widgets are positioned.


Did I accidentally clicked some button combinations? Was it from an app? Does Samsung Galaxy S II has this functionality similar to iPhone? And so I googled a bit and found out that it’s actually available in my GS2 to my delight and surprise.

So how? It’s done by pressing simultaneously the home and power button. That’s the short end of it but actually, I played on what’s the best way to do this because I had a few failed captures (i.e., went to home screen, locked the phone, etc., instead of capturing the screen). The surefire way is to press the home button first and then immediately press the power button while still holding the home button. It should be quick — within a second — to be able to get the desired results.

It’s fun and a long time coming. I still don’t know why it is not available to other Android phones. Here’s some screencaps of my phone. šŸ™‚

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