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iPhone takes screenshot on unlock

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Justin J. Rebbert Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Feb 8, 2012 9:20 PM

Sometime when I unlock my iPhone 4S, I hear the camera shutter sound. In the camera roll in Photos, there a bunch of screenshots; some are totally black, whike others are of the screen that shows the background, the time and date at top, and the "Skide to unlock" tool at the bottom (with the slider all the way to the left). I use a code to unlock it.

 

Why is my iPhone doing this? As I said, it only happens sometimes.

  • modular747 Level 6 Level 6 (15,675 points)
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    Feb 8, 2012 9:55 PM (in response to Justin J. Rebbert)

    Screenshots occur when you quickly press and release the home and on/off buttons at the same time. 

     

    It's unlcear what your are doing when you "unlock" the phone. Normally, pressing either the home or on/off buttons wakes the phone and you slide the unlock slider to unlock.

  • ilikeU Calculating status...
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    Mar 11, 2012 11:59 AM (in response to Justin J. Rebbert)

    same here since 6 months on a iphone 4 ios4+5

  • bhndrsn Calculating status...
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    Mar 13, 2012 1:28 PM (in response to Justin J. Rebbert)

    This happens to me a lot and it's very annoying as I have to delete the lock-screen pictures all the time.

     

    I haven't yet found a way to reproduce it on-demand but after reading these posts I've been monitoring closely and am sure I'm not pressing the on/off button at all.

     

    I now suspect it has something to do with the home button in combination with phone motion. I've noticed that if I don't hit the home button until I've got the phone in front of me that this rarely, if ever, happens. Most of the time this happens when I'm in a rush and press the home button while the phone is in motion from its holster to the viewing position, but I've not been able to replicate this either.

  • bobau Calculating status...
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    Nov 20, 2012 2:51 AM (in response to bhndrsn)

    Hi all,

     

    i got the iphone 4 and never had that problem,

    now i have gotten iphone5 and i have the same problem, that my phone when press the homebutton to unlock it takes screenshots of the lockscreen.

  • ckuan Level 6 Level 6 (19,780 points)
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    Nov 20, 2012 2:56 AM (in response to Justin J. Rebbert)

    Do a reset (Hold Sleep/Wake and Home buttons about 10 secs or more till Apple logo appears, ignore the Slide to Power Off that appears)

    Note: You will not lose any data.

  • yvesvb Calculating status...
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    Oct 23, 2013 5:08 AM (in response to Justin J. Rebbert)

    I've got the same on my iPhone 4S ever since IOS 7 is on it.

    Just taking it out of my pocket, pressing the top on / off button and a picture is taken.

    After that, just a black picture is in the library.

    Does it every day...

  • Collinsrb Calculating status...
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    Jan 19, 2014 7:40 PM (in response to Justin J. Rebbert)

    I am having the same issue--is there a solution from Apple on this issue?

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