How to take a screenshot with the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini

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Jul 12, 2013 4:34:06 PM via Website

It's very simple.

Hold the Power button and Home button down at the same time until you see the animation on the screen (which is quite brief so pay attention!)

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Nov 19, 2013 5:55:34 AM via Website

Helleeeww. This does not work for s4 mini. Can it even do it? I've tried other button combos as well with no luck! :angry:
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Nov 19, 2013 1:55:18 PM via Website

Hi Herman!

Yep, that is strange that it isn't working. In fact, it is just this button combo that will work. Try pressing down the Home and Power buttons at the exact same time and hold it down until you see an animation (white frame around the picture) appear on screen. This means that it has been taken! And then you will go into your Gallery app and find it under the section that says Screenshots.

You can always install an app for this purpose called NoRoot Screenshot.
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Nov 20, 2013 2:19:21 PM via Website

Nope. No go. It goes to the power button menu, then immediately to the 'last opened application' list i believe, and no screenshot. Lazy I am, but do you know of a setting somewhere that enables / disables the ability to take screenshots? I've been through the settings and can't pick up anything relating.'s app time again!

Thanks so far
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Dec 1, 2013 5:34:21 AM via Website

I got it to work on my mini:) Thanks!!!!!
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Dec 1, 2013 8:13:46 AM via Website

I got it to work on my mini too.. held power n home button together :girl:
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Dec 5, 2013 2:53:23 AM via Website

Besides the tricky combine button set, you can also take a screenshot on Android by software.
You can use Android Transfer to take the screenshot easily.
What's more, you can save it on your computer in order to share them to your friends~
Read the guide here:

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Dec 23, 2013 3:14:54 PM via Website

Yes, the tricky button combo works on mine too.
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Mar 2, 2014 7:46:54 PM via Website

It works on mine, too.....about half the time. The other half, it mutes the phone. It's REALLY tricky to press both buttons EXACTLY at the same time!
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Mar 5, 2015 2:24:35 PM via Website

There's a more complicated way by computer, not convenient but in last resort : install the Android SDK, connect your phone to your computer and launch a command on it.

How-to here : Admin edit: External links are forbidden

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Jul 9, 2015 9:43:35 AM via Website

Works for mine!

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Oct 20, 2015 7:45:58 PM via Website

It really works with the s4 mini, even here in Holland, so many thanks for the rules

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Oct 21, 2015 3:59:49 AM via Website

Try hold the Power button and Home button down at the same time until you see the animation on the screen of device. good luck!