How to take screen shots in Samsung Galaxy Tab without Rooting

samsung galaxy tab logoTaking Screen shots from your device has been never been an easy task as it always required us to root the device most of the times. What if i say that you don’t need to root your device or install any third party software tool for taking screen shots on your Galaxy Tab. With the launch of Galaxy Tab ahead of Apple iPad in most of the places, Galaxy Tab is currently winding up on its buyers. With simple and hassle free method to take screen shots on your Android device it doesn’t even requires rooting.

Just by using a simple trick you will be able to take screen shots on your Samsung Galaxy Tab.

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Procedure to capture Screen shots on Galaxy Tab:

  • First, go to the page of which you need to have the screen shot of and then hold the Back button and press the Power button at the same time.
  • Now, after pressing Back button and Power button simultaneously, you will hear a Click.
  • As soon as you hear the click sound that means the screen shots are successfully saved in the Micro SD card, in a dedicated folder called the Screen Capture.

So there you go, you have successfully taken screen shots very easily. No need for either root your device or even to  install a dedicated application, nor the extremely confusing Android SDK installation method to take screen shots. This time Samsung have done well to provide this simple method for taking screen shots, wish such kind of feature was there in other Galaxy phones too.



  1. Raubhautz

    March 25, 2015 at 11:38 am

    Hi, I know this is a bit later than the original posting, but it might help somebody… I have a Samsung Tab4 7″ (Nook). The Nook version uses Home and On/Off instead of the previously mentioned Back and On/Off. Cheers

  2. JP

    February 16, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    I loved my screen capture icon on the bottom of my Samsung Galaxy 7 tab. It was a wonderful asset for arthritic fingers. Now, it disappeared when I applied the new upgrade. Please put it back where it was.

  3. JJ

    January 30, 2013 at 1:14 am

    Until a recent upgrade, I used to have a screen capture icon on the bottom of my Samsung Galaxy 7 tab. It was in the row with the task manager, home, and back icons. Now, it disappeared. And I am pissed! I also cannot get the screen capture to work by depressing the back and power buttons.

  4. Paul

    May 4, 2012 at 12:40 am

    Is it possible to keep the Back button from automatically going back (to the previous screen) when using this? For something like Facebook for Android it works fine, but on some apps like OverDrive Media Console, I can’t get the current screen captured. Maybe I’m not trying hard enough… 😛

    • Paul

      May 4, 2012 at 1:13 am

      Oh, I figured out a trick! Press the menu button (on the opposite side of the ‘home’ button) and if something comes up on the bottom of the screen, it will allow the ‘back’ button to be pressed without it changing pages… It’s not perfect but it helped with my own issue.

  5. robin

    April 7, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    It works and easy to capture screen on tab. thanks

  6. mukhlisviovix

    January 24, 2012 at 5:19 am

    work enough with my galaxy tab. thanx!

  7. JL

    June 28, 2011 at 4:08 am

    Isnt better to through that Galaxy away or to make money with its many parts? The screen shot, however, looks like not useable. Samsung Software Creator and Architects better think of specification first before developing crap. At least it is a Samsung Company present…

  8. Ben

    June 3, 2011 at 2:15 am

    it worked a few times… Now won’t snap anything. It’ll just show me the power off screen

  9. ergergeg

    May 26, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    This method doesn’t even work anymore.

  10. John G

    April 21, 2011 at 4:15 am

    This didnot work on my Galaxy Tab. I need a solution that does not require rooting.
    I’ve tried just taking photos of the Tab with a camera but it just doesn’t work.

  11. marco tesi

    April 16, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    grazie spiegato bene e il tab galaxy è bellissimo

  12. Cirtex Review

    January 30, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    I hope this option was available with the Galaxy S phone, but Samsung did it only with the tab. Still, rooting isn’t that hard with the Galaxy S phone so its not a difficult process in the end.

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