Galaxy Note 4 screenshot using buttons

Using the home and power buttons

This is the easiest way to capture a screenshot on the Galaxy Note 4, and it's the main method you'll use across most Samsung Galaxy phones. The specific button combination is actually the same as Apple's iPhone, only with the buttons somewhat differently placed.

  1. Get the screen you want to capture ready.
  2. Hold down the home and power buttons simultaneously to save an image of whatever's on-screen.
  3. After a second, the outside of the screen will flash briefly, accompanied by a shutter sound to let you know your screenshot has been taken.

Once that's done, you can see your screenshots in the Gallery app, or in Samsung's built-in "My Files" file browser. You can also share it directly with other apps through the Share button in the screenshot notification that appears.

If it doesn't work, make sure you're pressing the home key and power key at exactly the same time.