Do you ever accidentally take a screenshot?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by TH55, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. TH55 macrumors 68030

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    I do this accidentally far more than I do deliberately.

    It's a nice feature for certain occasions but I can't say I use it very often.

    I accidentally trigger it frequently when I hit the home button to exit an app and then hit the sleep button right after. Often I don't notice I've done it until I open my photos and see an all black image or a picture of my home screen.

    I know there is a tweak to disable the feature altogether but I still like to have it for when I need it, such as capturing a texting conversation or a picture on a site that does not permit you to save or copy it.

    What would be a good solution to this?
     
  2. BoricuaHec01 macrumors 6502

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    Umm, I don't really know how you end up accidentally hitting the home and sleep button at the same time. Exit the app, wait a half a second, then hit sleep button.
     
  3. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    Yes I've done it around half a dozen times or more. But now the home button on my iP4 actually works so infrequently (less than 1/5 times I push it) that this no longer is a problem.
     
  4. ericrwalker macrumors 68030

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    I never have, but my wife does often. Not really sure how she does it accidentally, but she does.
     
  5. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    do you hit the home button and go to lock it at almost the exact same time?
     
  6. pnoyblazed macrumors 6502a

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    I've done it too.. and when you check the camera roll it shows either the lock screen or just a black screen
     
  7. jk4lebron23 macrumors 65816

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    I only do it all the time...or accidentally hit the camera when pulling it out of my pocket and taking a picture of the ground
     
  8. pgiguere1 macrumors 68020

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    I do this quite often as well.

    I've always found it funny that it's so hard to do a screenshot on a Mac, yet so easy (too easy?) on an iPhone.
     
  9. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Train yourself to use the same hand to exit the app and sleep the phone.
     
  10. nlkccom macrumors 6502a

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  11. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    Ur finger-brain interface is on auto-pilot. The trick is to introduce a delay, a disruption, even delete that auto-pilot and let your brain re-learn/reprogram a new script with a new timing.

    When I tell that to my GF she gives me the "you are suck a geek" look. BUT that's what it is! That's a much more satisfying answer to me than "well just be careful not to push..." :D
     
  12. marsmissions macrumors 6502

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  13. biohead macrumors 6502

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    All the time.

    Mainly happens when I pull it out of my pocket in my jeans, I must knock the power button as I pull it out, and I usually use the home button to turn the screen on.
     
  14. jlake02 macrumors 68020

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    The only time this happens to me is when I'm trying to do a hard reset of the phone.
     
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  16. Blueline29 macrumors 68020

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    Occasionally while trying to do a hard reset but I don't think I've ever done it accidentally apart from that.
     
  17. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    my gf is always accidentally activating Siri and I have no idea how.
     
  18. iF34R macrumors 6502a

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    I've done it just before deleting text messages I didn't want anyone to see. When someone looked at my pics that were "streamed", I got into a little trouble lol.
     
  19. UHFrank macrumors member

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    sometimes my phone lags when i hit the lock/unlock button on top, then i quickly go to the home button, by the time i hit the home button the screen comes on, and i accidentally take a screen shot
     
  20. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    Yes, I've had it happen a few times.

    Often the picture is blank, because the phone has turned off the screen by the time it actually takes the screenshot.
     
  21. Looon macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I totally accidentally took a picture of this girl a few times too and I was like stupid iPhone. She didn't even believe me
     
  22. jer9542 macrumors member

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    occasionally, but I find it often happens I'm taking it out of my pocket, or vice-versa .
     
  23. s15119 macrumors 65816

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    I do it occasionally. My best solution is to delete the errant photo and move on.
     

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