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.
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.
Step #2. Next, tap on Restrictions → Enter your Restrictions passcode.
Step #3. Finally, toggle the switch next to Camera.
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.
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.
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.
Did you find any other way to get the job done? Do share with us in the comment.