How to Take a Screenshot on Samsung Note 3

Samsung Note 3 represents one of the company’s key 2013 products. Aimed to take over the competitive phablet domain, the device was unveiled at a press conference in Berlin on September 4, 2013. Bringing in each of the manufacturer’s renowned cleaver features, the device was bound to garner a solid following from the very start.

Apart from a slick design, Note 3 packs a heavy punch with its hardware as well. The device features a 1.9 GHz octa-core central processing unit, along with 3 GB of LPDDR 3 memory and 32 or 64 GB of flash memory space.

When it comes to taking screenshots on Note 3, two prominent methods stand out – the traditional way and the hand swipe method. We’ll dedicate a few paragraphs to each, so read on for more info. But before we proceed any further, we’ll note that the first step of locating, or setting up the specific screen you want captured wasn’t included, as it essentially goes to show without saying.

Traditional way:

Based around the basic use of Power button and Home key, the traditional way is quick and efficient. Detailed steps below.

1) Press and hold the Power button and Home key simultaneously. It’s important that both buttons are held simultaneously, meaning at the same time, or the procedure won’t take effect.

2) Wait until you’ve heard the shutter sound, marking the operation’s success.

3) Check the device’s gallery section, your screenshot should be available in jpeg format.

Hand Swipe method:

The second, hand swipe method focuses on the use of Samsung new hand motion technology. It’s nifty and modern, yet just as effective. Details below.

1) Open the Settings section of your phablet and then head to the Motion subsection.

2) Scroll down until you’ve located the Hand Motion section, then proceed to Palm Swipe to Capture option and tick the box to enable the feature.

3) Exit the menu swipe your hand across either side of the screen, It doesn’t matter which way you swipe, if you carried out everything in order, you should hear the same shutter sound as the one you hear when using the traditional method, marking the procedure’s success.

4) Check the phablet’s gallery section and locate your screenshot in jpeg format.

As you can see, each of the methods is fairly simple and easy to use, it’s just a matter of either knowing which basic keys to press or how to make a few simple tweaks and adjustments.

Finally, we’ll dedicate a few sentences to the keys required for taking a screenshot, just to be on the safe side. The Power button is the key located on the device’s upper right side, the one used for switching the screen, or the entire device for that matter, on or off. The Home key on the other hand, is the button located in the middle lower frontal part, clearly the most distinctive key you can find on the entire phablet, the one used for returning to your home screen.