iPhone X iPhone X - Accidental Screenshots

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  1. pudcraft macrumors regular

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    Has anyone noticed that they are taking a ton of accidental screenshots with the X? The home button and volume button to screenshot are perfectly aligned - I keep finding myself squeezing the device right at those points and end up with lots of screenshots accidentally being taken.

    Anyone else run into this issue too?
     
  2. MarcMller macrumors regular

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    i do.. i just quickly delete it as it sits in the bottom right.
     
  3. RyCan3 macrumors 6502a

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    How can you delete them without going into pictures?
     
  4. LarrySmith macrumors regular

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    Tap on that little box that appears on the bottom left, click done, click delete screenshot
     
  5. DiveKitty macrumors 6502

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    I have done this a few times, and yes, just deleted it right away by tapping on it in the corner and trashing it. Seemed to happen more in first couple days I had it, now I have sort of naturally learned not to press on the volume side (unless intentional).
     
  6. Lobwedgephil macrumors 601

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    Mine appear on bottom left, but yeah very easy to delete from there.
     
  7. MarcMller macrumors regular

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    When you screenshot it goes in the bottom left* (sorry i said right in my other post). If you click it it brings it up so you can edit it.. i use this a lot because i tend to screenshot something just to send to a friend..instead of saving it i like to just copy the picture and paste it wherever i'm trying to send it. when you bring it up to edit you can hit done and then a message comes up asking if you wanna delete it or save to photos. i always hit delete... if you tap the icon on the bottom left you can actually hit copy as well. you can do this in any app or even on the lock screen.
     
  8. TechNismo macrumors 6502

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  9. pudcraft thread starter macrumors regular

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    I really hope they introduce a way to either disable the screenshot trigger or remap (doubtful). It's easy to delete them, but it's just becoming so often!
     
  10. Docd62 macrumors regular

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    Just swipe the mini pic off to the left.
     
  11. ideal.dreams macrumors 68020

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    I've been using my X pretty heavily since I got it 10 days ago and I haven't had any accidental screenshots at all.
     
  12. wolfedude88 macrumors 6502

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    That doesn’t delete them doing that
     
  13. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    I do it all of the freaking time, especially when watching a video and rotating into landscape mode.
     
  14. LarrySmith macrumors regular

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    Me either.
     
  15. Docd62 macrumors regular

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    My mistake was told it did never tested it. Then just tap the mini pic then tap done and then you get the option to save or delete.
     
  16. Jinkst macrumors 6502

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    Have a few times but not anything of note.

    I actually had this issue more with my 6 Plus to be honest. My Camera Roll was full of screenshot, that phone had a habit of taking them of the lock screen whenever it felt like it.
     
  17. maflynn Moderator

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    I'm doing it all too often - annoying as anything.
     
  18. CTHarrryH macrumors 68000

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    Happens to me all the time - probably the only thing I really don't like about my X. Not the biggest deal - just a pain.
     
  19. flat five macrumors 603

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    swipe it to the left to throw it out without going into a menu/list

    ---
    fwiw, i guess we hold the phones differently..

    upon checking my natural grip on the X, it's index finger on the back then the other three finger starting below the volume buttons..
    YMMV
    ;)

    (by 'we', i mean everybody)
    --- Post Merged, Nov 13, 2017 ---
    upon further reading of the thread.. i see a few people have mentioned the solution i did :)

    but yes, it does actually work.. touch and hold it then slide it off to the left.. you'll figure out the faster timing from there
     
  20. jeff.noechel macrumors member

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    I do this all the friction time, at least twice a day
     
  21. AndyDiamond macrumors 6502

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  22. Docd62 macrumors regular

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    But it still in the camera roll at least it is for me anyway.
     
  23. myscrnnm macrumors 65816

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    It’s happened to me once or twice, but I still prefer this over the method of taking screenshots in previous iPhones. You were told to press the home and power button simultaneously, but in practice you actually had to press the power button slightly before the Home button, otherwise it would just return to the home screen since there is no delay. I’d rather have accidental screenshots than miss a screenshot at a crucial moment.
     
  24. flat five macrumors 603

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    yeah. same here.
    so bad info by me earlier.
    sorry

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    so.. i wish it would delete upon swiping it left ;)
     
  25. WhiteHawk macrumors 6502

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    No, never.
     

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