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Samsung Galaxy J2 – How to Screenshot

Posted by Arch on February 28, 2019

The screenshot feature is without a doubt one of the most widely used. Whether you’re looking to save a block of text, screenshot your favorite Instagram post, or capture pretty much anything else that’s happening on your phone screen, this is the most convenient way to do it.

Samsung wants all its users to be familiar with how certain features work. For this reason, the majority of their phones work similarly when it comes to taking screenshot. There are a few ways to do this, so you can give each of them a try to find one that suits you the best.

Here we’ll take a look at the three most popular methods.

Using Physical Buttons

This is the way that most of us take screenshots. It is also arguably the easiest and doesn’t take more than a second or two. Here’s what you have to do:

  1. Go to the screen that you want to screenshot.
  2. Press the Home button and the Power button simultaneously and wait for a second or two until you receive feedback that the screenshot process is complete. Depending on your current settings, this can either be a sound, vibration, or flashing of the screen.

Creating a screenshot the first couple of times can be a bit tricky because you need to get the timing right. However, the more you do this, the easier it will become and you’ll quickly get the hang of it.

To see your screenshot, drag the notification bar down and tap on the screenshot thumbnail. Once you open it, you can edit, send, or delete it. You can find all of the screenshots within the Gallery app. They have a dedicated folder named ‘Screenshots’ which you can go to in order to view and customize them.

Using an App

There are many third-party apps available in the Play Store which you can use to take screenshots. They’re all very simple to use and the majority of them are completely free. The way they usually work is that they let you navigate to the screen that you want to screenshot and then provide a button that you can use to do this.

This can be very useful in case your Home button or Power button is broken. Just download one of the many apps available and you’ll be able to take a screenshot without having to handle any physical buttons. Some people find this to be a more convenient way, so if you’re among them, feel free to try it out.

Taking a Screenshot with a Swipe Gesture

The Samsung Galaxy J2 also allows you to take a screenshot simply by swiping your hand over the screen. You will first need to activate the gesture by going to the Settings app and then selecting the Motion menu. From there, tap on Hand Motions and then tap the box next to Palm Swipe to check it.

  1. Go to the screen that you want to capture.
  2. Open your palm and swipe from one side of the screen to the other.
  3. If you get it right, you’ll see the swipe animation and your screenshot will be saved.

The Final Word

Whichever of these ways you decide to use, it is safe to say that taking a screenshot of the Galaxy J2 is a very simple task. You can try all these options out and then choose the one that works best for you.

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