Accidental Screenshots

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Dokk, May 8, 2015.

  1. Dokk macrumors regular

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    Perhaps I'm wearing it wrong™, but I must be taking a half dozen screenshots per day, accidentally, with the back of my hand. It's driving me bananas!

    That said, I'm enjoying my :apple:Watch quite a bit. :D
     
  2. dotnet macrumors 65816

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    Haha, I've taken a couple, too, while drying my hands in the bathroom :)
     
  3. Dokk thread starter macrumors regular

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    I do it all the time -- reaching for my wallet, pushing anything with my hands, walking my dog ... even crossing my dang arms. LoL!
     
  4. dotnet macrumors 65816

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    Maybe you're wearing the watch too far up (towards the hand)?

    I cannot possibly push either button by bending my hand upward.
     
  5. SisterBlue22 macrumors 6502a

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    I couldn't do that even if I tried - my wrist doesn't bend that way. But, I don't wear my watch (Apple or otherwise) way up against my hand...it's behind the bone on the top of my wrist.
     
  6. dannyyankou macrumors 604

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    If you go to the Apple website, you will see the correct position to wear the watch - up your arm, to the left of your "wrist knuckle"

    Wearing it so close to your hand that you get accidental screenshots could also cause you other problems. That area of the wrist is very mobile so you will be prone to friction with the watch , especially in hot weather. You may get a rash as a result. You also may not get accurate HR monitoring as the watch will be constantly moving about. The correct place for a watch (any watch!) is on a part of your wrist that is unaffected by hand/wrist movement.
     
  8. susan12369 macrumors 6502

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    I don't wear mine above the wrist, as some are saying, I wear it on my wrist where I've worn watches all my life. I have never had an accidental screenshot.
     
  9. Dokk thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well crap ... I *have* been wearing it wrong! :eek: I haven't been a watch wearer for quite some time, so I honestly had no idea a watch is worn that high. Thanks, MR folks! :apple:
     
  10. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    Same here. I don't think there is one correct way to wear it. It's a matter of what is comfortable for each individual.
     
  11. ZEEN0j macrumors 65816

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    I've been wearing watches for a couple of years. And in my whole life I have never seen anyone wear a watch above the bone. And when getting a watch fitted they always fit it closer to the hand. Not saying it's wrong. Wear it however you like. It imo looks goofy. The apple watch is not available in Sweden yet so I'll see how my way of wearing it will interfere with the buttons. Hopefully it won't.
     
  12. Black Belt macrumors 6502a

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    The screenshot should be definitely removed from the crown
     
  13. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    Doesn't happen with the back of my hand, but I did manage to do it for the first time today tucking my shirt in to my slacks while getting dressed.
     
  14. Natzoo macrumors 65816

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    have you tried turning it off and on? I'm too bony for accidental screenshots
     
  15. nasa25 macrumors 65816

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    During softball I took like 4 screenshots. Other than that it's been ok though.
     
  16. greytmom macrumors 68040

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  17. chmsant macrumors newbie

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    Better question: why in heavens name would you need to screenshot on such a tiny device? I'd rather take it over on my phone.
     
  18. ihatephish macrumors regular

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    This is one of the most amazing threads I've ever seen on here.
     
  19. Apfpilot macrumors regular

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    It's funny you posted this. I was glancing at the forums and saw this thread and didn't click into it. About 5 minutes later I went upstairs and grabbed something out of my suitcase and for the first time ever I did an accidental screen shot!
     
  20. iFanaddic macrumors 6502a

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    Did you blowdry yours hands? Did your Apple Watch whistle?? We have some pretty heavy duty handdryers at work and my :apple: Watch always whistles when I dry my hands (I assume is the air going into the mic hole) i thought this was pretty funny so I thought id share!
     

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  21. pjschmid macrumors member

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    Umm...I've been wearing watches for over 30 years and I've always word them behind the prominent wrist bone (pisiform). Almost everyone I know does.

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    Apple uses screen shots for support purposes to see what is shown on the device. A screen shot is not a picture per se (no lens just a screen capture). To get the same thing from your phone you would have to take a picture of your Watch which could be tricky and certainly wouldn't be as clear.
     
  22. Lobwedgephil macrumors 68040

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    Interesting,I can't even do this when trying. Guess y'all are more wrist flexible then I am.
     
  23. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    I take my watch off before doing a number 2
     
  24. iamMacPerson macrumors 68030

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    Have yet to accidentally take a screenshot since I have gotten mine. Even with it on my wrist 'knuckle' I find it impossible to take a screenshot accidentally. Maybe move it up your wrist a tad?
     

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