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  1. Jokersfool

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    I'm new to android forums. I have a question, my Motorola Moto E phone takes its own screenshots! I hit that square button on the right hand side and I see screen shots of everything thing I've done takes pics of my message's from fb, texts, pics, whatever it wants to. Does anyone else have this problem? How do I stop it? It's really tripping me out! Help anyone??
     

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    Welcome to Android Forums.

    I think you are referring to the previous apps display. You can click on any one of those images and be transferred to the app. This display contains most of the apps that you recently visited that are still loaded and can be accessed quickly.

    Try swiping one of the images to the right and it should disappear.

    This is thought to be a service.

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    Yes they are from the apps I just X them out. I just don't understand why. It takes pics of personal stuff that anyone can see. I hate this phone! Ijs.... Thanks Thom....

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    The Android solution is to use a screen lock that requires you to enter a pin code or gesture to unlock and gain access to the phone. With that in place only people who know the pin or gesture will be able to see shoes screens.

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    LOL - So funny!

    They're not "screenshots", they're your recent apps (multitasking manager) which allow you to easily navigate between multiple apps at the same time.

    This is by design from Android and makes using your device/apps easier by not having to re-load the apps your currently using.

    No info is being "saved", and if you want to "close" the app simply swipe the card left or right to close.
     
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    Why is it "So funny!" just because she didn't understand what it was, believe it or not I'm quite sure a lot of us didn't know what a lot of things were in Android when we first started using it, ijs :/

    Welcome to AndroidForums Theresa, not everyone is like this :)
     
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    It's a bit late for a welcome, she hasn't posted or signed in since December 2015.
     
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