Anyone have trouble trying to take screenshots and it goes to sleep?

TH55

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This is very annoying, never happened to me on my 4S.

I try to take a screen shot and the screen turns off as if I only hit the sleep button.
 

dcharleyultra

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Tell us your procedure and timing.

I've never had a problem. I hold power button and then press the home button. When I get the white screen, I release the power button.
 

TH55

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Tell us your procedure and timing.

I've never had a problem. I hold power button and then press the home button. When I get the white screen, I release the power button.
I have always tried to hit them both simultaneously and until now its worked.
 

greytmom

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This is very annoying, never happened to me on my 4S.

I try to take a screen shot and the screen turns off as if I only hit the sleep button.
Maybe there's a jailbreak for that?

Hee. ;)
 

SMIDG3T

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This is very annoying, never happened to me on my 4S.

I try to take a screen shot and the screen turns off as if I only hit the sleep button.
Yep, same here. It seems that if you press the sleep/wake button even a millisecond before you press the volume button, it'll switch off.

You just need to press both buttons at exactly the same time.
 

Tyler23

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Yep, same here. It seems that if you press the sleep/wake button even a millisecond before you press the volume button, it'll switch off.

You just need to press both buttons at exactly the same time.
Just tried it making sure I press the sleep/wake button before the home button, and it worked every time.
 

emir

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This is very annoying, never happened to me on my 4S.

I try to take a screen shot and the screen turns off as if I only hit the sleep button.
You're not alone OP. Happens to me frequently on the 6. never happened on my 4S.
 

TH55

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Which finger/thumb? Right thumb on sleep/wake button and left thumb on home button or....?
What's the difference? Several other people have confirmed my problem. I use right thumb on home button, left index on sleep.

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Yep, same here. It seems that if you press the sleep/wake button even a millisecond before you press the volume button, it'll switch off.

You just need to press both buttons at exactly the same time.
Very annoying. Any solution?

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You're not alone OP. Happens to me frequently on the 6. never happened on my 4S.
Why is Apple slipping so much?
 

toneloco2881

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This bugged me before, but I figured out a solution. Just hold down the sleep/wake button FIRST, and then hit the home button. Works every time. Or vice-versa.

I'm not sure if this is a bug, or a feature. It actually is easier for my parents to activate, as before they would have trouble trying to hit the buttons simultaneously.
 

tmoney468

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As others have mentioned, I have the same problem and have found that pressing the power button slightly before the home button seems to do the trick.
 

Starfyre

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As others have mentioned, I have the same problem and have found that pressing the power button slightly before the home button seems to do the trick.
This works every time, if reversed, then it is likely for the phone to "go to sleep"
 

JayLenochiniMac

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What's the difference? Several other people have confirmed my problem. I use right thumb on home button, left index on sleep.
I ask because normally on older models you'd have left index finger on sleep and you press in opposite direction as right thumb on home button. Opposite directions work better in terms of timing.

Try with right thumb on sleep/wake button and see if it works better. You'd have your fingers on the other end for support.
 

TH55

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Push and hold one button, then immediately push the other. This has worked on my 3Gs, 4s, 5s and the 6 plus I just tried it on.



Apple isn't slipping, you apparently just have lots of nits to pick.
No, every device/software update has an increasing number of flaws. Clearly if others are experiencing the same things, it's not just me.
 

RDAR

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It's different for iPhone 6/Plus now. You have to press and hold the power button first then press the home button. Don't press them at the same time.