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Evernote has decided to block screenshots. I never asked to disable screenshots of my notes. Don't tell me how to use my phone. Don't take over my phone. This is a NOTE-TAKING app, not a banking app or a porn app or a premium photography app; there is LITERALLY no reason to block screenshots.

Stop disabling screenshots. This is ridiculous.

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@danhash Thanks for your observation. I fear, though, that you are mistaken.  I have just checked and I can screenshot notes in Evernote 10 on an Android 11 phone without difficulty.  So I don't believe that there is any evidence that "Evernote has decided to block screenshots."

Of course, that means it isn't working on your phone which is certainly frustrating but not evidence of an Evernote decision in this case.  It took me awhile to work out how to make a screenshot in Android 11 - the operation has changed in Android 11 to Android 10 but once I had done a search to remind myself of how to capture a screenshot in 11 it has worked everytime.

It's also worth noting that these are peer support forums so berating Evernote isn't much use here. :(

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5 hours ago, matej1990 said:

Weird limitation for a note taking app. Please enable it.

As I've noted above I don't believe that this is an intentional limitation in Evernote since I can do this. Perhaps it is connected with the ways a screenshot is being made.  I get it to work with a note open on the device then I trigger the screenshot with Android default option of holding the down volume and power buttons together.

How did you attempt to trigger the screen shot?

Could this be a bug that is dependent upon the device/implementation of the OS? It is working as described on my OnePlus 8, Oxygen OS11.

Three examples follow...

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I can't make a screenshot with hardware button combination (same buttons as you used) or with a software (on screen) button.
Developers can can enable flag in the app for sensitive content and with it disable screenshots on Android. Maybe OnePlus has different screenshot taking approach, that bypasses this app flag. There are screenshot taking apps in the Google Play, that also can also bypass this restrictions.

Go to Chrome browser on this same phone, open an incognito tab and try to make a screenshot.

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I just tested and I was able to successfully take a screenshot both in the lists view and inside a note. I was also in the Android beta program, and my app's build number is slightly different than the "release" version of Evernote 10 for Android. I wonder if this is a factor?

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16 hours ago, matej1990 said:

Go to Chrome browser on this same phone, open an incognito tab and try to make a screenshot.

Just to confirm, screenshot in a Chrome incognito tab is blocked on my OP8. 

I suspect that this issue is much less straightforward than a deliberate decision by Evernote to block screenshots.  I note that @Paul A. is able to successfully do this. I have build 1107959.

It would be interesting to know the build number for @matej1990 and @danhash Also the device that @danhash and @Paul A. are using. You are right that Android app development is much more complex than for iOS because the wide range of evices, OS implementations etc.

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Yes, I know that Chrome incognito tabs don't allow screenshots, that is why I asked @agsteele to try it. I was 100% sure, that his OnePlus phone uses some other screenshot capture procedure, that bypasses no-screenshot flag in the apps. That is why I'm surprised.

And yes. I tried to made a screenshot inside the Evernote app. Nowhere inside the app is not possible to make a screenshot. If I switch to the Google Keep, I can make a screenshot, if I switch again to Evernote it's impossible.

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I got it! If I turn off passcode inside the settings, I can make a screenshot.

passcode turned on = no screenshots
passcode turned off = screenshots

Good job guys! We don't need Evernote android forum stuff. :D

Have a great transition into the new year!

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From pure safety perspective it makes sense, but for me I think it is to strict. With passcode turned on, I also can't see content when multitasking.

Passcode off:
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Passcode on:
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Actually, I think this is an appropriate level of security. If I add a passocde then I am seeking additional security for my notes and content.  It is a trivial matter to temporarily disable the passcode make the screenshot then turn passcode back on. For me the kley was knowing what I needed to do.

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I solved the problem by activating "Notifications" in Settings -> Apps -> Evernote.

The notifications had been disabled.

After activating it, Screenshots are possible now.

 

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