1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    My phone randomly takes screenshots, they appear in my screenshots folder. Several of them are screenshots of my locked home screen. Why is my phone randomly taking screen shots and how do i make it stop? Its not my palm swipe thing either, this happens when no one is touching my screen and its locked.
    10-12-2020 09:28 AM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    What phone do u have?
    Does it happen in pocket ? Maybe accidental touch or cases causing this .

    I'll leave a Link to register so you can communicate here as a guest account you can only post questions but can't reply

    10-12-2020 09:55 AM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! You should be able to see a timestamp for the screenshots -- do those times correspond to when the phone was in your pocket?
    10-12-2020 01:02 PM
  4. Maioui xyz's Avatar
    My phone takes random screen shots. I notice it when I'm playing games mostly, but can't find them in my gallery anywhere, the games I'm playing are only touch screen games with no button pushes involved. I found many random screen shots only when I down loaded my photos to my computer. They were pics of games or ads for games that I don't have or was not using. How can I stop this huge waste of my storage? I'm also worried that they may be happening on screens that may eventually compromise a password or other security info. Please help.
    01-19-2022 11:41 AM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! The images of ads are most likely related to an ad network that one or more of your games uses. Apps and ad networks can cache images and videos temporarily on the phone's storage, and this media can appear in your gallery (unless there's a file called .nomedia in the directory where those files are being stored).

    Using a file manager, select one of those files and look at the information -- what's the directory pathname where the file is located?
    01-19-2022 11:46 AM

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