How to Disable Camera Access from Lockscreen in iOS 10 on iPhone

No longer want anyone to access the Camera right from the Lock screen of your iPhone or iPad running iOS 10? Check out this quick tip to disable the unauthorized access to Camera on your iOS device.

I’m very particular about my iPhone-just like most of you. I don’t want anyone to bump into my device and access some of my personal stuff like Photos. That’s why; I make sure to enable passcode/Touch ID to prevent unauthorized access.

However, even if you have enabled Touch ID or passcode, anyone can access your Camera right from the Lockscreen of your iPhone simply by swiping left from right in iOS 10. What if you want to prevent this unsolicited access? There is a smart way to disable it. Here is how it works.

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How to Disable Camera Access in iOS 10 Lock Screen on iPhone

How to Disable the Camera Access from the Lock screen in iOS 10 on iPhone/iPad

To prevent Camera access from the Lockscreen of your iPhone, make sure you have enabled Restrictions on your device.

Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iPhone → Tap on General.

Tap on Settings Then General on iPhone 7 Plus

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Step #2. Next, tap on Restrictions → Enter your Restrictions passcode.

Enter Passcode on iPhone

Step #3. Finally, toggle the switch next to Camera.

Disable Camera Access from Lock Screen in iOS 10 on iPhone

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That’s it!

From now on Camera won’t be accessed from the Lock screen. Besides, you will find it missing on your iPhone.

How to Enable Camera Access from Lock Screen in iOS 10 on iPhone/iPad

As I mentioned above, when you restrict Camera, it goes missing. It feels like you have deleted it on your iPhone. What if you want to re-enable Camera access from the Lockscreen? It’s just as easy to bring Camera back.

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Step #1. Open Settings on your iPhone → General.

Step #2. Tap on Restrictions → Enter Restrictions passcode.

Step #3. Now, turn on the switch next to Camera.

Enable Camera Access from iOS 10 Lock Screen

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That’s done!

Please note that the Camera app will now be back and accessed from Lock screen of your iPhone. Though it may not be the perfect solution, it’s the only way to disable Camera access from the Lock screen.

Unlike before, you can now shoot RAW photos and even edit them with optimum ease on your iPhone. If you have iPhone 7 Plus, you have the option to shoot photos in Portrait Mode as well.

Did you find any other way to get the job done? Do share with us in the comment.

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Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting contents on social media.

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