Taking Screenshots on Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 running Jelly Bean

by Mayur on January 15, 2013

in Android, How To's

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100 tablet has received the Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean OTA update in India. Those who have updated their tab to Jelly Bean must have noticed an all new interface that modifies the soft keys bar at bottom and adds a notifications bar at the top. Besides that, the screen capture aka snapshot button is missing which used to be present alongside the 3 navigations keys at the bottom left. The screenshot key was certainly helpful to quickly take screenshots simply by tapping its icon.

Don’t worry, you can still capture snapshots without rooting or using any app as the functionality is still there. Galaxy Tab 2 running Android 4.1.1 adopts the default Jelly Bean screen capture behaviour which requires a combination of keys (Power + Volume down) to take screenshots just like it’s done on Nexus devices.


To capture a screenshot on Galaxy Tab 2 on 4.1.1, “press the power and volume down key simultaneously for around 2 seconds”. The screenshot will be then saved to the default location in the Gallery. Unlike before, this manual way might not be the easiest but soon you will get used to it. :)

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Thomas Addy January 18, 2013 at 2:09 am

You must first enable accessibility shortcut in settings accessibility menu. JUST CHECK THE BOX TO ENABLE IT. NOW holding power and volume buttons takes the screen shot and can be seen in Gallery.


arnab February 22, 2013 at 10:35 am

its not working for my galaxy tab2 updated into4.1.1 jelly bean after check the check box for accesbility also, can u guide me with other solution, in my mail id:(


Christine March 25, 2013 at 9:52 pm

Thanks a bunch! I’ve been wondering about that. Another case of “progress” making something waaaay more complicated than it needs to be. It takes a contortionist to produce a screen shot now! How totally irritating. Any tips on how to remove or avoid updates. Is that even possible? Just when I get everything figured out they mix it up. My theory: Updates are created by nerds seeking revenge on the rest of us. I was nice to everyone in high school, I swear. Ugh


rajesh March 25, 2013 at 11:28 pm

Thanks i have search alot for this solution…


vaibhav June 11, 2013 at 5:44 pm

Working thanks a lot


eighteen September 29, 2013 at 8:46 pm

Its helpful..thank a lot for ya solution.


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