Access the Camera From a Locked iPhone 6
Edited by Grimm, Courtney, Eng
You're watching VisiHow. In the tutorial, we are going to show you how to access the camera from a locked iPhone 6.
To begin press the Power button.
The Power button will be located on the upper, right-hand side of the device.
Alternatively, we can press the Home button to activate the phone.
This button is located near the bottom of the device, in the center.
Once we have done this we will note that there is a small transparent camera icon on the bottom right side of the phone.
Simply press and hold this icon, then swipe upwards.
This will open the camera of our iPhone 6.
We can see now that we have put our fingers behind the camera, and if we simply press the large white circle at the bottom of the screen we will be able to take a photo.
After the photo has been taken, a small picture of it will appear in the bottom left corner.
Tap this picture once, this will open up the photo panel.
This panel allows us to move through the photo or photos we have just taken. We can also add effects or alter our photo in this section.
Note that we are not able to see any other photos that we may have on our device.
If we tap on "All Photos", located in the top left corner, it will bring us to a screen where we can enter our Passcode.
From here we can tap "Cancel" and be brought back to our previously taken photo.
"Cancel" will be located at the bottom right-hand side of the screen, written in white.
We can then edit or apply filters to our photo by tapping "Edit".
This option will be listed second at the bottom of the screen. Here we can crop, change colors, tones and brightness, or apply any other things that we would like to do in terms of general phone or photo editing.
For example, we can change the color of our photo by pressing the second option out of the three at the bottom of the screen.
This will bring up multiple color options for us.
In our case, we will make our photo black and white, then tap the word "Done".
This will be located at the bottom right-hand corner, written in white.
Tapping down will finalize our editing, however, we will still be unable to go through any of the other photos on our device.
If we would like to send this as a message, we are unable to do so, we will simply be brought to the Passcode screen.
Tap "Cancel" to exit the passcode screen.
This will be located at the bottom right of the screen, written in white.
If we want to add this photo as a favorite, that is not a problem.
We can do this by tapping the heart, which is the third option at the bottom of the screen.
We can also choose to delete this photo by pressing the trash can icon, which is the fourth icon at the bottom of the screen, without having any problems.
Simply tap this option once and it will bring up a couple options.
For now we will press "Cancel" and keep this photo.
However, if we would like to delete it we can tap "Delete Photo", written in red, instead.
When we are finished with our editing we will tap on the word "Done".
This option will be located in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.
This will take us back into the camera where we can take another photo if that is what we want to do.
However, in this case, we would like to try and close the camera and see if we can access the phone.
Pressing the Home button, which would normally take us to the Home screen, will instead take us to the Lock screen.
Here we have two options, the first is to press down on the camera icon and swipe up to open the camera once again.
From here we will press the Home button again which will bring us back to the Lock screen.
Here we can instead choose to swipe across and enter the phone with a Passcode, or use the fingerprint scanner.
We can use the fingerprint scanner by pressing and holding one of our fingertips to the Home button.
This concludes our tutorial on how to access the camera of an iPhone 6 from the Lock screen.
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Video: Access the Camera From a Locked iPhone 6
Recent edits by: Courtney, Grimm