How did I do this ... seriously?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by spiralynth, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. spiralynth macrumors regular

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    So I'm looking through my Camera Roll photo albums, and sitting im there is an actual image of my iPhone desktop. Somehow, the camera on the phone itself (obviously not through the external lens) took a snapshot of the desktop and saved it to my photo album. I've tried to recreate this event to no avail, nor can I recollect what I was doing at the time (short of some furious clicking around trying to get to another app).

    I have no clue how I did this; anyone know?

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  2. Mindflux macrumors 68000

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  3. dragonslayer458 macrumors member

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    when you hold the home button and press the sleep/wake button once it takes a picture of it
     
  4. LangleyAls macrumors member

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    haha, i had exactly the same question, thought i was going crazy!
    thanks for the tip!
     
  5. redgaz26 macrumors 68020

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5A347 Safari/525.20)

    it's very cool. Freaky if you don't know you've done it though. Lol
     
  6. Str7k3r macrumors newbie

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    you can take a device screenshot by pressing the Home and Sleep/Wake buttons simultaneously.
     
  7. spiralynth thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ah ... such brilliant display of knowledge here, heh. Very nice, thanks for the answers.

    An entire year, and somehow I've never managed to do this (accidentally or otherwise) until today.
     
  8. superstrikertwo macrumors 65816

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    It's a new feature in 2.0 ;)
     
  9. radiotowers macrumors member

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    I very well may be wrong, but I think that key combo triggering a screenshot was something new in 2.0. I don't remember if you could even take a screenshot before without jailbreaking.

    Edit: beat to the punch. ;)
     
  10. redgaz26 macrumors 68020

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5A347 Safari/525.20)

    u beat me to it. It's only been out since the update. It's very cool!!!!!!
     
  11. ivtecDOu macrumors 6502

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    i effing loled
     
  12. yode macrumors 6502

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    Press the Home + Sleep button at the same time. (Just making he gets it after 4 of you said the same exact thing even after he confirmed it)
     
  13. spiralynth thread starter macrumors regular

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    Aha! That would make logical sense ... and here I thought Fate was talking to me on this day.

    Thanks again to all who replied so quickly.
     

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