TH55

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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?
 

BoricuaHec01

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Sep 17, 2012
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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.
 
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Zwhaler

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Jun 10, 2006
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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.
 
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pnoyblazed

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Mar 1, 2008
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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
 
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jk4lebron23

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Apr 6, 2010
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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
 
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pgiguere1

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May 28, 2009
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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.
 
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Mrbobb

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Aug 27, 2012
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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
 
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biohead

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Jun 18, 2010
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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.
 
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jlake02

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Nov 2, 2008
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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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iF34R

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Jul 13, 2011
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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.
 
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UHFrank

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Sep 21, 2011
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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
 
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Daveoc64

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Jan 16, 2008
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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.
 
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Looon

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Jul 10, 2009
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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
 
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jer9542

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Aug 20, 2010
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occasionally, but I find it often happens I'm taking it out of my pocket, or vice-versa .
 
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s15119

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Nov 20, 2010
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I do it occasionally. My best solution is to delete the errant photo and move on.
 
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