If you upgraded to the latest OS (i.e. iOS 5.1) you may have noticed that double tapping the home button to get the camera icon for quick picture taking no longer works. Before you panic, here’s the skinny on the change and how you can still quickly take pictures.
How to take quick pictures with iOS 5.1
With the new iOS update, the camera icon appears on the lock screen as shown below with the lines above and below the camera icon preventing you from just clicking on it like before to launch the camera.
In order to get the camera open you now have to swipe the camera icon upwards to enable the camera and with that one quick swipe, you are back into the camera app to take pictures.
You might be wondering what about my password lock and people being able to bypass it that way, but Apple also thought of that and here’s what happens. If someone bypasses the passcode by swiping upwards and takes a few new pics they can’t view previously taken pictures in your camera roll without entering the passcode, but they can review any pics taken at that time.
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