Watch selfies

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by MarcW, May 19, 2015.

  1. MarcW macrumors member

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    I put my watch in my pocket for a while to protect it as I was moving a bunch of boxes. A couple hours later I noticed a number of watch screenshots in my iPhone camera roll. My watch was taking selfies in my pocket!

    I shudder (shutter?) to think of what else the little bugger might do with the right combination of pocket button pushes.
     
  2. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Use passcode and unlock with iPhone and you won't have this problem.

    That's why iPhone has slide to unlock and people sleep their iPhones before pocketing them, to prevent pocket dialing. But there's no slide to unlock on the Watch.
     
  3. MarcW thread starter macrumors member

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    I do use both of those settings. Even though the watch locked when I took it off my wrist, the side buttons still operate together to produce a screenshot. Pressing them individually brings up the keypad.
     
  4. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Interesting. I didn't know that. I suppose they figured it wouldn't be a big problem as it's not designed to be a pocket watch.

    However, you can lock the Watch. Hold down the side button and tap the "Lock Device" button.
     
  5. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Odd that they wouldn't disable that when the watch is sleeping.
     
  6. MarcW thread starter macrumors member

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    OK. Tried that, but the result was no different. Still takes screenshots. Power down would really do it, though.
     
  7. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    That's strange. Perhaps Apple can patch this in a future update.
     

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