How I Take Screenshots With Samsung Galaxy Y Pro Duos Without Using APP

After setting up my new Samsung Galaxy Y Pro Duos Android phone, I decided to search Google Play (formerly Android Marketplace) for an app I can use in taking screenshots. Thought I could get something similar to the Screen Muncher app for Blackberry, unfortunately, I realized that most of the apps in Google Play will demand you root your Android phone before you can use them in taking screen captures. After some serious research, I stumbled on a solution that works for me and I decided to share it with you.

Similar to the way I take screen shots with my IPad, I now easily take screen captures with my Samsung Galaxy Y Pro Duos  without using any application by holding the “Home” button and pressing the “lock” button at the same time. This secret “Screen capture” function of the phone will take a print screen of the phone exactly how it is without you having to root your phone.

Below are some of the screen shots I captured with my Samsung Dual SIM Android phone:

If you are successful in capturing the screen, the phone will vibrate and you will see “Screen captured. Saved as image file” message displayed on the screen.

If you scroll to the to the "Gallery" of your phone, you will see the  image files in a "Screen Capture" folder.

==> keep trying if If your phone keeps locking or going to the menu while trying to capture the screen
==> Hold the "home" button for a slight moment before pressing the lock button (to stop the phone from locking)

I hope this guide helps you take screen captures with your Samsung Galaxy Y Pro Duos smartphone.

Feel free to use the comment form if you want to make contributions or have questions to ask.



  1. Kayode4/29/2012

    I tried this on my Samsung GT and it didn't work. is there something am not getting right?

    1. Maybe the trick is not for the kind of your phone

  2. Anonymous8/02/2012

    THANKS. Worked very good on ma galaxy y pro. but at the 2nd shot.

  3. Anonymous9/01/2012

    Thanks, bro. It worked. I hope u can teach me other gestures to make me enjoy my new phone as sammy didn't include a comprehensive guide.

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  5. Anonymous10/24/2012

    Yayy ! It worked ..thank u so much ..I had been trying to figure this out for a while now..thank u :-)

  6. Anonymous12/05/2012

    Thnx dear it worked. I did it accidently and later i tried my best but coud nt do it. ur tip hlpd me get it right. thnQ

  7. Wow! Worked perfectly n I'm surprised such a feature comes default with the phone.

  8. Anonymous2/25/2015

    press home button and double time lock button


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