Here is how you can access the Camera from iOS 10 lock screen

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With iOS 10, the lock screen is now more visually appealing than how it looked in iOS 9. iOS 10 lock screen now includes widgets, which can be accessed by swiping right on the lock screen, new Control Center with three separate sections, and Apple Pay support. Noticeably, iOS 10 offers a new way to access the Camera app from the lock screen, which could take some time to get used to.


In reality, iOS 10 offers a much better and faster interaction to enter the Camera from the lock screen. In this guide, we will run you through the steps to access the Camera app from iPhone lock screen in iOS 10. Before we begin, make sure that you are now running iOS 10 or newer.

Steps to access the Camera app from iPhone lock screen in iOS 10

Step one: First off, you need to press the Lock/Power button instead of pressing the Home button. Pressing the Home button in iOS 10 will unlock your iPhone and skip the lock screen with the camera access.

Step two: Pressing the Lock/Power button allows you to enter the locked screen on your iPhone. Once you are done, all you need to do now to swipe left on any part of the locked screen that is not taken up by notifications to enter the Camera mode on your iPhone

Step three: Once you are done, you will enter the Camera on your device without unlocking your phone. This could take some time to get used to, but once you get accustomed to the change, this is the fastest and easiest way to access your iPhone camera.

Steps to disable camera access from iOS 10 lock screen

Anyone can easily access your Camera right from the lock screen by performing the swipe-to-access camera gesture. If you want to prevent that from happening, you can disable camera access from your lock screen. Here is how you can do this:

Step one: Head to the Settings app from your home screen and tap on General to proceed

Step two: Once you are in, tap on Restrictions and enter your Restrictions passcode. After that, you simply need to tap on the toggle next to Camera. Once you are done, Camera won’t be accessed from your iPhone lock screen.

Also read: Check out how to disable Reply to Messages from iOS 10 lock screen

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