How to Disable Camera Access on iPhone Lock Screen

Camera access on the iPhone lock screen is a great feature that lets you take shots without unlocking your device. It is very useful for the people who like to capture every moment. But for people who are not very much into photography, this feature is not very useful. Plus you won’t want anyone to have access to your iPhone camera (a security risk). So, if you are concerned about your privacy, you can disable camera access on your iPhone lock screen.

To be very clear, Apple doesn’t provide any direct setting to disable camera access on the iPhone lock screen. So, we will have to use a workaround for that. But be warned, this trick will disable the Camera app completely on your iPhone. And you will have to re-enable the camera every time you want to take photos or record videos. So, if you access the camera very frequently on your iPhone, this tutorial is not for you. But if you rarely use the camera on your iPhone, you can follow this tutorial.

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Prevent Camera Access on iPhone Lock Screen

You may have several reasons for disabling camera access on the iPhone lock screen. Be it a parental control thing or to avoid strangers peeking into your phone. You can follow these steps.

Step 1: Open Content & Privacy Restrictions Settings

First of all, open the Settings app on your iPhone. Then go to Screen Time and enable it if not enabled already. Now, in Screen Time settings, tap on Content & Privacy Restrictions. Here, we will disable the camera access on the iPhone lock screen.

NOTE: This tutorial is based on iOS 13 using Screen Time. If you are using older iOS version, you will have to go to Settings > General > Restrictions. 

Open Settings On Iphone Go To Screen Time And Select Content And Privacy Restrictions
Open Settings on iPhone and go to Screen Time > Content & Privacy Restrictions

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Step 2: Enable Content & Privacy Restrictions on iPhone

Now, enable the toggle next to Content & Privacy Restrictions. Please note that if you have already enabled Screen Time Passcode, you will be prompted to enter it. Enter your Screen Time passcode when prompted. Here we will be able to disable access to the camera on the iPhone Lock screen.

Enable The Toggle Next To Content And Privacy Restrictions And Enter Your Passcode
Enable Content & Privacy Restrictions and enter your Passcode

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Step 3: Disable Camera Access on the iPhone Lock Screen

In Content & Privacy Settings, tap on Allowed Apps. Here you will see the list of the apps that are allowed on your iPhone. Disable the switch next to the Camera app.

Tap On Allowed Apps And Disable The Switch Next To Camera
Disable the switch for the Camera app

We are done here. Now, the camera access on your iPhone has been disabled. As mentioned in the beginning, you won’t be able to access the Camera app on your iPhone. So, if you need to access the camera, go to the same setting and re-enable the camera.


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Disable Camera Access on Your iPhone Lock Screen

The above tutorial explained a simple and straightforward method to disable camera access on the iPhone Lock screen. Though it prevents unauthorized access to your iPhone’s camera, it might be inconvenient for you if you are a regular camera user. Make sure to re-enable the camera before using it again.

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