How to disable the camera function on the iPhone lock screen.

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How to disable the camera function on the iPhone lock screen.

To prevent the camera function from starting up on the iPhone lock screen, follow the steps below.

  • Touch [Setting]→[Screen Time]→[Content & Privacy Restrictions]
  • Enable [Content & Privacy Restrictions]
  • Touch [Allowed Apps]
  • Disable [Camera]

If you disable the camera due to content and privacy restrictions, you will not be able to use the iPhone camera at all.

By disabling camera activation during the lock screen, you can avoid accidental camera shots in your pocket or small children taking pictures needlessly.

Comparison image of the iPhone lock screen with the camera enabled and disabled.
Comparison image of the iPhone lock screen with the camera enabled and disabled.

This article provides detailed instructions with images on how to disable the camera function on the iPhone lock screen.

This explanation is based on the iOS16 screen.

Disable the camera function on the iPhone lock screen.

Disable the camera function on the iPhone lock screen.
Disable the camera function on the iPhone lock screen.

First, touch "Settings" on the home screen.

Disable the camera function on the iPhone lock screen.
Disable the camera function on the iPhone lock screen.

Next, touch "Screen Time".

Disable the camera function on the iPhone lock screen.
Disable the camera function on the iPhone lock screen.

Next, touch "Content & Privacy Restrictions".

Disable the camera function on the iPhone lock screen.
Disable the camera function on the iPhone lock screen.

If "Content & Privacy Restrictions" is disabled, touch it to enable it.
Then touch "Allowed Apps".

If "Content & Privacy Restrictions" is disabled, "Allowed Apps" cannot be touched.

Disable the camera function on the iPhone lock screen.
Disable the camera function on the iPhone lock screen.

After touching "Allowed Apps," a list of applications will appear on the iPhone screen.

Turn off (disable) the "Camera" in this section.

By turning off the camera function on this screen, you will not be able to use the camera function on the iPhone lock screen.

Disable the camera function on the iPhone lock screen.
Disable the camera function on the iPhone lock screen.

After all this is done, look at the iPhone lock screen and you will see that the camera icon has faded and is not responding to taps.

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