Who's screwing with my iPad?

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  1. SheerLuckHolmes
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    I hit the home button to wake up my I pad1, before I push the slide I notice there is a little flower icon on the lower left. I tap the icon and a picture of Dwayne Johnson (the Rock) shooting a gun takes over the entire screen.

    1) I have no pictures that I have placed on my iPad of any kind from any source.

    2) I definitely have no interest in The Rock whatsoever!!!!!!!!!!

    3) My IPad is never out of my control so there is no possibility of someone I know playing a trick on me.

    So how did a picture like that get into my iPad in the first place and how did that flower icon start showing up on the start up screen.

    This seems to me to be a serious breach of security for apple in general & me in particular.
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    Flower icon is there by default to start a slide show...

    As far as the pic of the rock...pehaps you accidently tapped a pic and then tapped save to photo app instead of hitting cancel? I have done this a few times myself without noticing.
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    So what are you saying, exactly? That someone planted that picture of the Rock on your iPad? And it wasn't you?

    He is very good looking.:D
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    Seriously, I just don't know how this could have happened.

    I do not and have not looked at any pictures of The Rock or watched any of his movies.

    Outl4w's suggestion would make sense to me, I do alot of unconscious things, but I have not looked at anything on the web or otherwise that had a pic of The Rock.

    So it did disturb me that some program or web site did something through malware or some other way to force this into my iPad.

    Just damn strange!
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    Most problems are caused by ourselves and we could swear blind it wasn't ourselves but I'm afraid it could have been you and as long as it doesn't happen again, just delete and enjoy your iPad.
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    How about your computer/laptop, are they always under your control, too? There is a chance the photo was synced over via iTunes, if someone saved a rocks image on your PC.

    Have you checked under iTunes, with the iPad being connected, that it does not sync photos?

    You can turn off the Picture Frame under Settings->General->Passcode lock->Picture Frame: Off.

    Btw. who comes up with these settings? There is Settings->Picture Frame, but it won't let one turn it off from there, no let's hide the setting somewhere where no one finds it. :(
    Last edited: May 2, 2011
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    Is the iPad 1 new or used when you bought it? When you click on the Photos icon, there is seriously zero photos there?
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    New, only in my posession, iPad1. Good idea to check my iMac. I have a roomate that uses that when I'm not a home. We may be onto something with that one. I'll check the iMac when I get home tonight.

    Yes, there are no pictures on my ipad at all, I just don't do pictures.
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    Well I'm stumped. Keep us posted about what you find on your iMac.
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    Ahh! Room mates, friends and colleagues are the most conniving and secretive bunch, I expect he's done this, I was woken up at 5am in the morning one work day wondering what was wrong with my alarm clock app and didn't discover the reason until the next day when a chirping ex-colleague came up to me and said did I have a nice early start to my day? I thought my iPad was safe as well but had forgotten I was showing it to my ex- colleagues the previous week and must have taken my eye off of it for 5 seconds, the .....
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    If you've never noticed the Picture Frame icon before then you have indeed never had pictures on your iPad. (It does not show up if there are no photos on your iPad.) Which means the picture of Mr. Johnson is new.
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    There he is AGAIN!!!!!!

    OK, more on this. I just got my new iPad2.

    So I am taking it slow to get to know my new baby. I downloaded the iPad2 manual in iBooks and went to the camera section to take it step by step. So I am reading and doing as it goes. I read how to open the camera.

    I open the camera and down in the lower left corner is that same picture. Duane Johnson shooting a gun out of a car window. I've searched my iMac (that I synch to) my iPhone and the new iPad2. No Duane except in the lower left hand corner.
    When I click on this small lower left hand image nothing happens and it is nowhere else in the iPad 2 I can find.

    So this has to be somthing that comes imbedded in the OS for some reason. Or I'm finally officially crazy and they will be coming to take me away soon.
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    let apple take a look?

    video clip of a movie?
    Last edited: May 6, 2011
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    If you can smell what the Rock is cooking!!!

    The Archangel
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    You must live in bizarro land. The lower left hand corner picture in your Camera app is the button to open up your camera roll. When you click it, it should open up the Photos app.

    Nobody else on this forum has this issue, so I doubt it's embedded in the OS. Have you asked your roommates? I have to believe that the photo is somewhere on your iMac and when you synced it (or when your roommates synced it) the photo was synced to your new iPad 2, just like with your iPad 1.
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    Went by Apple Store today to talk to a genius.

    He showed me how when you hold your finger down on a picture on a web site too long a window comes up giving you several options. One of which is to save image another to cancel the window. It is possible I did such a thing and went to fast and hit save image instead of cancel.

    As to why the picture is in the lower left hand corner, but not anywhere else he was completely stumped. He then saved an image, showing me how I might have done that, and then went into the camera roll and deleted his saved image. Once he did that the picture of The Rock disappeared from the lower left hand thumbnail as well.

    Success. I asked him for my award for stumping a genius but he just smiled and wished me a good day. Can't fault me for asking!
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    Buy a lottery ticket, seems you got lucky! :)

    VicoPad addict!
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    Seems like you didn't need a Genius! Outl4w had pegged your problem already in the first reply!
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    No kidding (AS I RAISE MY EYEBROW TO THAT!) haha

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