1. Ned Squiggly's Avatar
    Going in to my library in Google photos, in the screen shots section, I noticed two screen shots of my home screen that were taken from various times. One was on a day I was at work, and the other was taken when I was sleeping.
    There is no way I could've accidentally taken these screen shots, obviously.
    Has this happened to anyone else, should I be concerned about malware?
    Thanks for any help.

    Note: I have the Motorola Edge 5G UW
    11-23-2021 03:26 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Is it possible that you could've accidentally done a 3-finger screenshot gesture (even while asleep)? https://motorola-global-en-uk.custhe...il/a_id/151017
    11-23-2021 07:19 PM
  3. mustang7757's Avatar
    Anyone else use the device besides you ?
    11-23-2021 08:27 PM
  4. spARTacus's Avatar
    I don't use google photos and don't have the same phone as you, but I have not ever (yet) found a screenshot on my phone (I use the built-in Samsung gallery and camera apps) that I didn't take.
    11-23-2021 11:18 PM
  5. Ned Squiggly's Avatar
    Is it possible that you could've accidentally done a 3-finger screenshot gesture (even while asleep)? https://motorola-global-en-uk.custhe...il/a_id/151017
    That would be highly unlikely because I'd have to have my screen open to do so. Also, I have it set were it locks after 2 minutes of activity.
    11-24-2021 01:16 PM
  6. Ned Squiggly's Avatar
    Anyone else use the device besides you ?
    I know one other person that has it. But it seems like no one on the internet does, there's not even a forum for it here.
    11-24-2021 01:17 PM
  7. Ned Squiggly's Avatar
    I don't use google photos and don't have the same phone as you, but I have not ever (yet) found a screenshot on my phone (I use the built-in Samsung gallery and camera apps) that I didn't take.
    I always disabled Google photos on my previous phones. But on this phone, however, there is no native photo gallery. You are forced to use Google photos. I guess I could download a 3rd party app, but there are many reasons I don't ever want to do that.
    11-24-2021 01:24 PM
  8. mustang7757's Avatar
    I know one other person that has it. But it seems like no one on the internet does, there's not even a forum for it here.
    I think u misunderstood me , anyone else besides you uses your phone?
    11-24-2021 09:30 PM
  9. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I always disabled Google photos on my previous phones. But on this phone, however, there is no native photo gallery. You are forced to use Google photos. I guess I could download a 3rd party app, but there are many reasons I don't ever want to do that.
    Some manufacturers made the decision to go with Google Photos as the stock gallery app, so that seems to be what Moto did.

    If you do consider a 3rd party gallery, try Simple Gallery Pro, which is recommended by JR Raphael (who is probably the least-sponsored tech journalist around, so I can be sure he isn't just shilling for it).
    11-25-2021 12:32 AM
  10. Ned Squiggly's Avatar
    I think u misunderstood me , anyone else besides you uses your phone?
    No one else has even touched this phone except for the sales rep before I bought it. Also, I live alone.
    11-26-2021 09:20 AM
  11. mustang7757's Avatar
    No one else has even touched this phone except for the sales rep before I bought it. Also, I live alone.
    Ok thanks for verifying
    11-26-2021 09:53 AM
  12. GoNavy79's Avatar
    With my s21ultra sometimes putting it into a case will activate a screenshot because the power and volume down buttons get depressed.
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    11-26-2021 10:02 AM
  13. mustang7757's Avatar
    With my s21ultra sometimes putting it into a case will activate a screenshot because the power and volume down buttons get depressed.
    Yeah most of the time that's what happens we can accidentally take screenshot
    GoNavy79 likes this.
    11-26-2021 10:41 AM
  14. Ned Squiggly's Avatar
    Yeah most of the time that's what happens we can accidentally take screenshot
    If you check under "details" of a photo, you get the exact day and time it was taken. Because of this, I know exactly what I was doing when these screen shots were taken and it definitely wasn't putting my phone in a case.
    I might have to call Verizon .
    11-29-2021 12:26 PM
  15. mustang7757's Avatar
    If you check under "details" of a photo, you get the exact day and time it was taken. Because of this, I know exactly what I was doing when these screen shots were taken and it definitely wasn't putting my phone in a case.
    I might have to call Verizon .
    Its tough to say , ive taken accidental screenshots before, you say thst wasn't the case in your situation , this will be very hard to determine.
    11-29-2021 12:57 PM

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