How to Take a Screenshot on Samsung Galaxy Ace

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91 thoughts on “How to Take a Screenshot on Samsung Galaxy Ace

  1. HD

    Thanks Soo Much ! I Got That Phone Yesterday For An Early Birthday Present On Monday , I Was Wondering How And Thanks , This Helped Alot . Other Sites Just Went On About Other Crap ><

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      1. mariz

        i cant take a screen shot on samsung galaxy ace. when i press the home button the task manager appear on the screen. pls help me do it. thanks

      2. mariz

        I’ve tried what you have told me but to no avail. Is there anything wrong with my phone? Its brand new and i just bought a few weeks ago.

      3. pakcom Post author

        I press home button, then a task manager appears. By keep holding it, I click back button to close the task manager. I still hold home button down and press power button to capture a screenshot. If you use Gingerbread, it should work by this way, unless your default OS from Samsung has been modified.

  2. vernice

    hi, i was wondering how did u change the format of the phone, like the row of icons at the bottom of your 1st picture? the one where the keypad is in the middle?

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      1. abby

        How do I uninstall that app? Everything changed after downloading that so now I don’t even know how to use my own phone! :(

  3. Matrox

    Thanks! This solution is working also on my Galaxy Ace, which I bought in Polish mobile network operator :)

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  4. SAGAR J

    hey i have a problem …i hve the same phone.
    i cannot hear the phone ringtone through my headsets
    and i cannot find the settings to change it.

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    1. pakcom Post author

      well, I also can’t hear the ringtone through my headset when there is incoming call, but the phone will be ringing. I can hear music and notification through headset. Make sure you plug your headset fully. Sorry I can’t help you about this problem. Ask the phone technician where you buy the phone or ask Samsung Help Center.

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      1. leonash

        okey.. there is no configurable option that we can use to change the settings on the phone to be able to hear the ringtone on the call while on the headset

        1. It might be the headset is the issue
        2. Possible that you are using a music headset and not the dual headset that can be used for calling.

  5. Krisna

    The post above is method for samsung home android desktop launcher. doesn’t work on other desktop launcher apps such as ADW.Launcher even you’re using samsung galaxy ace.

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    1. pakcom Post author

      Thank you for your additional information. I don’t use samsung home android dekstop launcher neither. I use GoLauncher and this method works well. Maybe there’s an exception for ADW.Launcher case :-p

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      1. Krisna

        Correction: Somehow ADW laucher could and samsung home can’t. Some apps can’t capture the screen and some can. Because when holding the back button, some apps directly back to other page.

  6. JiaXin Lee

    Hi, erm. Are there any apps that can like only lock your messages and my files? Part of the phone not the whole phone? Thanks:)

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  7. dollsnboys

    hi. i’m just wondering.
    i’m using samsung galaxy ace..how do i take screenshots of my whatsapp chat?
    is it possible?

    thank you.

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      1. A.n

        When I hold de back button before entering my whatsapp chat en select the chat that I want a screencapture of, my chat closes automatically because I’m holding the back button… So I still am unable to capture my whatsapp chat. :(

  8. Sheraz

    hey i’m using the same phone i.e samsung galaxy ace….thanks for upper post but i wanna know that can i change my menu background n how can i set wallpaper without cropping it …….thanku

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    1. Awale

      I don’t know how, with your photos, but i use an app that provides free cool hd wallpapers, and when you apply one of their wallpapers, the background doesn’t get cropped.

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  9. Kevin Nakao

    It worked by holding down back key and power off button. If you are doing a screen shot in an application, the back key will exit you from some apps, but not all. You receive a screen confirmation indicating that your image has been saved. I had to download FroYo 2.2 and I am using a Samsung Galaxy S

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  10. tj

    hey.. how can i use go launcher ex? i can’t do anything with it.. i even dont know where can i find it on my galaxy ace after downloading it…

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  11. Ben Hart

    You dont need to hold the back button, if you press BOTH back and home, at the same time (You have to press them both at the same time, quickly), the screenshot will be taken. This is using 2.3.4 stock rom.

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    1. Jon

      I can confirm this is correct. I did a google search after noticing the screen capture folder on my Samsung Galaxy Cooper (Ace) and I can confirm that you can press the back and home buttons at the same time, without having to press one, then the other. You may have to practice a few times to get it to where you can press both simultaneously.

      Thanks for this awareness.

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  12. ryan cortez

    hello, do you know how to configure the MMS settings for samsung galaxy ace? i’m having problem receiving & sending MMS using my samsung galaxy ace. thank you.

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    1. pakcom Post author

      I’m sorry Ryan, I cant help you. Check to the settings in the Messaging. There are some MMS configurations there (Message Center, Creation Mode, etc).

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  13. marice

    Hey thanks! Now my mobil can do the same things as my ipod :p .. Quite sad cuz ive already paid for my ipod .. It looks like crap compared to this samsung galaxy ace now..sad.. Tho the grafics are better on ipod and its faster plays better music quality n such, but it works great for me. And its cheaper then a iphone :j

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  14. esther

    hi thanks! I’d been trying to find out how to screencapture for so long!
    btw, do you know how to change to personalised ringtones using Go launcher? I searched but the methods found uses the default samsung launcher..

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    1. pakcom Post author

      I don’t know how to do it with GoLauncher. I set my ringtone without any additional application. I only use GoLauncher to change my phone menu view :-)

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  15. Sophiaa (:

    wooow thank you so much!
    I’d take some screenshots, but I did’t know how I did that xd
    thank youu! (:

    xx from Holland (:

    and sorry for my bad English, I’m 14 years old, and my English is not so good ; )

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  16. patsy

    First I held down the “back” button and then the “home”-button (and that works at other places but not in messages) but in messages i only got back to the list of messages. (i want to capture a conversation) and then i read here and held down the “back” button on the screen before the conversation i wanted to capture, and while holding down back-button i tapped the screen with another finger to get to the conversation i want to capture and then i pressed the “home”-button, but then it just get back to the list of messages again or in some cases it goes to my home screen.
    i hope you understand, i’m swedish so my english are’nt the best.

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    1. pakcom Post author

      I understand what you mean. Actually, we have to press Home button and Back button at the same time to capture screenshot. But that’s quite hard to do, so it’s easier to to do it by holding back button first. I did the second way successfully. If you really need to capture your message conversation, but you can’t do it this way, maybe you could try to do it with additional application such as Screenshoter Trial, Screenshot from Kastor Soft, or Screenshot it Trial.
      I’m sorry if I can’t help you further more. Good luck.

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  17. Paulo

    thanks very much ^^
    i was in the same position that u. i accidently take one screenshot without knowing how to do it and then i tried more times but without sucess.
    thank you for telling and sharing this. :D

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  18. Tatiane

    I’ve accidentally taken a screen shot on my Galaxy Ace. I knew it because of the camera sound, then the ScreenCapture folder. But I didn’t find how to do it again. Thanks!

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  19. Rock

    Ok I got a simple lets say solution, at least for more then 1 screenshot (SS). Press and hold BACK KEY then press the POWER BUTTON, this will black aka lock your screen, to unlock it dont like you do the HOME BUTTON but the POWER BUTTON. now you can navigate to the applivation you want to capture, now press the HOME BUTTON each time you press it it will take a SS for you. When you have unlocked your screen DONT PRESS the BACK BUTTON because it removes the SS ability from HOME BUTTON. Tested on gingerbread 2.3.4

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  20. RainCDO

    Thanks a lot. It really worked on my SAMSUNG GALAXY FIT S5670. All the time I was wondering what could have I done on my phone that there were times I could hear a click that when I check my Gallery Folder, the screen capture was there. Now, that ‘mystery’ is solved. Thanks. Keep up your good work of sharing, dude.

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  21. RainCDO

    P.S. Actually, I did not have to download any additional apps anymore like those you can search on the Internet . I just followed the simple instruction > press HOLD and HOME keys together< . Then, it was done. Clever. Thanks again, dude.

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  22. Jd Allen

    If it is not working for you, try holding down the back button and pressing the power button. the back + home didnt work for me but this does!

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  23. ben

    hey im actually using Samsung Galaxy Ace with android version of 2.3.4
    the back and home button doesn’t work anymore

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      1. thomas

        that is exactly what this post has explained… keep pressing the middle button.. (home) u ll get task manager openend… keep holding the home button and press the back button ( to the home button’s right) .. the task manager will exit.. now press the power button.. and bingo.. u get the screenshot :) :) hope it helps :) :)

    1. pakcom Post author

      you should be able to do it by the steps I describe above. Hold home button, go to opera, and press the power button (for Gingerbread user).

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  24. Suby, INDIA

    Hi Pakcom…thanks for bringing this up :)
    On a Samsung Ace running Gingerbread I found that in some screens if Back + Home does not work, just change the sequence to Home + Back….and it works ;)

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  25. E

    Brilliant, thank you for your help. Took me a while to get used to it because I kept letting go of the home button, but it’s so easy once you get the hang of it. Thank you :)

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  26. thomas

    Bingooo… thanks a ton dude.. u just saved me some bucks.. was about to buy the no root screenshot it app from android market… thank u soo much :) :)

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  27. Sneha

    I tried it a million times but it still wont work! :( Whenever i hold home+Back+POwer, the phone is simply unlocked :(

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    1. pakcom Post author

      Hold home button, just hold it. The Task manager will appear. Then, tap back button to close it. Finally press power button. Now you can release home button. It should work on Galaxy Ace Gingerbread. :)

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