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

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  1. TH55 macrumors 68030

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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.
     
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  3. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Never happened on my 4S. It happens even when I time it really well.
     
  4. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Are you saying you can't take screenshots at all? If so, it's defective.
     
  5. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    No it happens frequently though.
     
  6. dcharleyultra macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  7. greytmom macrumors 68040

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    I have always tried to hit them both simultaneously and until now its worked.
     
  9. greytmom macrumors 68040

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    Maybe there's a jailbreak for that?

    Hee. ;)
     
  10. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    That doesn't make sense.
     
  11. SMIDG3T Suspended

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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.
     
  12. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    Just tried it making sure I press the sleep/wake button before the home button, and it worked every time.
     
  13. emir macrumors 6502a

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    You're not alone OP. Happens to me frequently on the 6. never happened on my 4S.
     
  14. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Which finger/thumb? Right thumb on sleep/wake button and left thumb on home button or....?
     
  15. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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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.

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    Very annoying. Any solution?

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    Why is Apple slipping so much?
     
  16. terraphantm macrumors 68040

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    Yeah I'm having trouble getting the timing right. Never had a problem with any of my other devices
     
  17. toneloco2881 macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  18. tmoney468 macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  19. Starfyre macrumors 68030

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    This works every time, if reversed, then it is likely for the phone to "go to sleep"
     
  20. T5BRICK macrumors G3

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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.
     
  21. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    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.
     
  22. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    No, every device/software update has an increasing number of flaws. Clearly if others are experiencing the same things, it's not just me.
     
  23. TruckdriverSean macrumors 6502a

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    Well holy crap. That works every time.

    Thx

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  24. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    It won't go to sleep unless you release the button but hold it too long and it'll try to power down.
     
  25. RDAR macrumors 6502

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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.
     

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