How to Disable Camera Access from iPhone Lockscreen in iOS 13, 12, or Earlier

No longer want anyone to access the Camera right from the Lock screen of your iPhone or iPad running iOS 13, iOS 12 or Earlier? Check out this quick tip to disable the unauthorized access to Camera on your iOS device.

Many a time, we quickly want to snap a pic of the beautiful moments so that they can be cherished forever. And that’s the time when Camera app access from iPhone’s Lock Screen comes in very handy. Just swipe left on the screen to jump to the camera, hit the shutter button and you are done!

While this is undoubtedly a cool feature, some of you may want to disable the Camera access from Lock Screen on your iPhone to prevent anyone from snapping shots without your permission. Luckily, iOS lets you restrict the app but with a little catch.

When you put the stock camera app under restriction, it’s hidden not just from LS but also from your device. Moreover, it doesn’t show up even in the Spotlight Search. So, use this trick only when you want to keep this app completely out of sight.

Quick access:

How to Remove Camera from Lockscreen in iOS 13 or iOS 12

Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iOS device → Tap on Screen Time.

Tap on Settings Then Tap on Screen Time on iPhone

Step #3. Next, tap on Content & Privacy Restrictions. If you had enabled passcode for Screen Time, you need to enter it.

Tap on Content & Privacy Restrictions in Screen Time
Step #4. Turn on the switch next to Content & Privacy Restrictions.

Turn on Switch next to Content & Privacy Restrictions in iOS 12 Screen Time

Step #5. Next up, tap on Allowed Apps.

Tap on Allowed Apps in iOS 12 Screen Time

Step #6. Finally, turn off the switch next to the Camera. Now, quit the Settings.

Turn Off Camera Access from Lock Screen in iOS 12

Check out; you’ve successfully stopped the Camera app from being opened from LS on your iPhone!

Later, if you decide to remove the restriction, simply follow the same steps explained above and then turn on the switch in the end.

One more thing worth noting is that “Restriction” has become the part of Screen Time in iOS 12. If your device is running iOS 11 or earlier, keep reading.

How to Disable the Camera Access from the Lock screen in iOS 11 or Earlier

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

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

Enter Passcode on iPhone

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

Disable Camera Access from Lock Screen in iOS 10 on iPhone

That’s it!

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

If you ever wish to enable it again, go to Settings → General → Restrictions → Enter passcode and turn on the switch next to the camera.

That’s done!

More Tips For Securing Lock Screen on iPhone and iPad?

There are many ways you can secure Lock screen on your iOS device. For instance, you will be able to disallow notifications from your personal apps and even prevent Siri from being invoked when the device is locked.

We have made a complete guide about the smart ways through which you can safeguard the LS on your iOS device. So, do check that out, if you want more security.

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