How to Use the Camera from Lock Screen in iOS 5
Yet another great feature of iOS 5 is the instant camera access from your lock screen. This lets you quickly pull out your iPhone (or iPad and iPod touch of course) and take pictures without having to unlock the iPhone or clicking on the camera app.
Here’s how to use this quick camera access trick in iOS 5 from the lock screen of iPad or iPhone.
From the iOS 5 Lock Screen:
- Double-tap on the Home button, a camera icon will appear next to the unlock slider
- Tap on the Camera for immediate camera access
Once you are in the camera app, you can use the volume up button as a shutter to take pictures. Yet another reason to upgrade to iOS 5 if you haven’t done so already.
Thanks for the tip Andy
Update: You now swipe up to reveal the lock screen camera in iOS 5.1
Update 2: The above steps are specific to iOS 5, later iOS versions have different lock screen camera access methods that involve swiping up or swiping left, or hard pressing on a little digital button on the lock screen.