The camera is one of the most indispensable functions in today’s mobile phones, the possibility of being able to photograph everything that is put in front of us with a quality that is not to be envied by the compact ones is fabulous. But surely on some occasion we will be interested in disabling this function on our iPhone, perhaps because we are going to leave it to our child and we do not want him to use it or simply so that third party applications cannot access it.
Next we will see in a few simple steps how to disable access to the camera from the lock screen and from the Springboard (note that you cannot disable one without the other).
How to disable the camera on our iPhone completely
- The first thing we must do is go to the route Settings – General – Restrictions.
- Here we must enter the password we have selected or enter a new one if we do not have one.
- Within the menu we move to locate “Camera”, which by default will have the switch activated. We deactivate it and we’ll see how to deactivate FaceTime’s switch as well.
- Exit Settings and return to the main screen.
If you have followed all the steps correctly you will see that the Camera icon has disappeared from the Springboard, as well as the direct access to it through the lock screen. In the same way, all applications and functions that require the camera will be disabled.
As we have mentioned it is an effective way to protect that certain function temporarily or also to deactivate the access that applications like Skype, Facebook, Instagram or others, have to the camera.
To re-enable the feature is as easy as returning to the restrictions menu and re-enabling the Camera and FaceTime switch. Turning the feature on and off won’t take more than a couple of minutes, so it’s a great option for temporary situations. The restrictions menu also offers the configuration of other interesting settings of our iPhone to protect our privacy, so if we are the kind of people who leave it to other people, it’s a good idea to keep an eye on it.
At the moment it is not possible to disable only the direct access to the camera from the lock screen, many users have asked us but it seems that at the moment there is no such option. It will probably be fixed in future versions of iOS.
Do you find the option of disabling the camera useful? Are you the type to leave your iPhone behind? Share your opinions with us.
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