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ZepFloyd
Oct 12, 2011, 01:32 PM
Just updated, it deleted all my apps, no biggie, i'll re-download. but i just noticed, isnt there supposed to be a camera icon on the lock screen so you can take photos from there? i dont see even a button...anyone else?



r2shyyou
Oct 12, 2011, 01:33 PM
You have to double-tap the home button.

bartelby
Oct 12, 2011, 01:33 PM
Have you double clicked the home button?

ZepFloyd
Oct 12, 2011, 01:34 PM
You have to double-tap the home button.

ohhh ok, did not know that. thanks!

cello2456
Oct 12, 2011, 01:52 PM
I thought that iOS 5 would allow us to have a camera icon on the lock screen. Is this something that you need to set up? I can't seem to find a spot to do that. Thanks for any help.

jwingfie
Oct 12, 2011, 01:52 PM
I thought that iOS 5 would allow us to have a camera icon on the lock screen. Is this something that you need to set up? I can't seem to find a spot to do that. Thanks for any help.

Double click home...

ectlu93
Oct 12, 2011, 01:53 PM
i think you have to double tap the home button.

cello2456
Oct 12, 2011, 02:05 PM
Thanks everyone! Found it!! :)

bwphoto
Oct 12, 2011, 02:07 PM
Hey neat! That's how I used to do it years ago before they made it into the Task Manager shortcut only. :D

stfwayne
Oct 12, 2011, 02:22 PM
why is this happening?
i thought this feature was supposed to be added

jwingfie
Oct 12, 2011, 02:22 PM
why is this happening?
i thought this feature was supposed to be added

Double click home...

JRoDDz
Oct 12, 2011, 02:22 PM
double click home button

stfwayne
Oct 12, 2011, 02:25 PM
where can i get a guide with this kind of information included'

aimeeinohio
Oct 12, 2011, 02:27 PM
you should've had the option to save a guide whne you started the update.

Macrookie86
Oct 12, 2011, 02:28 PM
There is suppose to be a camera button on the lock screen down on the bottom but I dont have one? Anyone else know anything about this?

mojo8472
Oct 12, 2011, 02:32 PM
Double-click the home button and the camera icon appears

stfwayne
Oct 12, 2011, 02:35 PM
never had that option
anyone have a link to this guide

Macrookie86
Oct 12, 2011, 02:39 PM
Thanks so much!

Bchagey
Oct 12, 2011, 02:52 PM
there is no option to access the camera from the lock screen. is that for iPhone 4S only? i thought that was available on iOS 5

MyRomeo
Oct 12, 2011, 02:53 PM
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On lock screen double press home button :)

batting1000
Oct 12, 2011, 02:54 PM
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On lock screen double press home button :)

This. It won't just be there on it's own, you gotta double press the home button.

Bchagey
Oct 12, 2011, 02:56 PM
when i double press the home button, the iPod/Music is activated

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oh, DUH its right there. I'm retarded.

theperipheral
Oct 12, 2011, 03:26 PM
Do you always have to double press? If so, doesn't that defeat the whole purpose?

LKV11G
Oct 12, 2011, 05:24 PM
Did anyone else notice that the camera button on the lock screen is not showing up? I searched all over for the option to enable this and I couldn't find anything. Was this left out? Am I missing something???

adztaylor
Oct 12, 2011, 05:25 PM
Did anyone else notice that the camera button on the lock screen is not showing up? I searched all over for the option to enable this and I couldn't find anything. Was this left out? Am I missing something???

Did you double click on the lock screen? It only appears when you do that.

thingee
Oct 12, 2011, 05:25 PM
Did anyone else notice that the camera button on the lock screen is not showing up? I searched all over for the option to enable this and I couldn't find anything. Was this left out? Am I missing something???

Double-click the home button.

Intell
Oct 12, 2011, 05:25 PM
This has been posted many, many times in other threads. Please search next time.

Double click the home button.

reckless2k2
Oct 12, 2011, 06:40 PM
Is that only available on the iPhone 4S?

I thought it was in ios5 for all camera devices.

adztaylor
Oct 12, 2011, 06:40 PM
Double click on the lock screen.

Intell
Oct 12, 2011, 06:40 PM
This has been asked many, many times. Please search for it.

reckless2k2
Oct 12, 2011, 06:43 PM
Thanks for the quick response adztaylor. Much appreciated.

dknightd
Oct 12, 2011, 06:50 PM
No camera option on iphone 4 unlock screen?

This is the feature I wanted - to be able to take pics without typing in my unlock code.

Is this a 4s only feature, or, should I be able to do this on my 4 ?

Thanks

Intell
Oct 12, 2011, 06:52 PM
Double click the home button.

And try searching next time.

ad2435
Oct 12, 2011, 06:53 PM
double click with the locked screen and look at the bottom right of the ipod to see the camera.

NeighborMike
Oct 12, 2011, 06:55 PM
thanks for not searching so I could find this quickly :D

dknightd
Oct 12, 2011, 07:02 PM
double click with the locked screen and look at the bottom right of the ipod to see the camera.

thanks

iphoneIA
Oct 12, 2011, 08:24 PM
I tried to look for something like this before I posted. I didn't see anything so if there is I apologize.
After updating to iOS 5 when I am in my lockscreen I don't see the camera button by the slide bar. Not sure if this is a bug and others have seen it or if it is just me. Thanks

bcbryanc
Oct 12, 2011, 08:25 PM
I tried to look for something like this before I posted. I didn't see anything so if there is I apologize.
After updating to iOS 5 when I am in my lockscreen I don't see the camera button by the slide bar. Not sure if this is a bug and others have seen it or if it is just me. Thanks

Double click the home button

Search some more next time :)

Intell
Oct 12, 2011, 08:26 PM
I tried to look for something like this before I posted. I didn't see anything so if there is I apologize.

You obviously didn't look very hard. There are at least 10 other threads about this and five named the exact same as this one.


Double click the home button at the lockscreen.

khadgar2k1
Oct 13, 2011, 12:10 AM
took me a while to figure this out

mrpither
Oct 13, 2011, 12:22 AM
why not have a setting to have it always / or not be there? come on :apple:...

Rubo Draco
Oct 13, 2011, 12:24 AM
I just did the double click thing and I can't get the camera icon... Just the Photos icon. I guess that's an "iPhone only" feature, or a "Not on iPad" feature.

SomeonePlzHelp
Oct 13, 2011, 01:01 AM
I just did the double click thing and I can't get the camera icon... Just the Photos icon. I guess that's an "iPhone only" feature, or a "Not on iPad" feature.

We're talking about at the lock screen, not on the home screen.

Rubo Draco
Oct 13, 2011, 01:08 AM
We're talking about at the lock screen, not on the home screen.

I know, I just can't see the camera icon next to the "Slide to unlock" thing... which is the lock screen

tootall
Oct 13, 2011, 01:32 AM
same here

ontheDL
Oct 13, 2011, 01:42 AM
Anyone else having this issue?

KylePowers
Oct 13, 2011, 01:46 AM
Double click the home button ;)

coconutxyz
Oct 13, 2011, 01:48 AM
why not have a setting to have it always / or not be there? come on :apple:...

yup would love to have it

bollyboy
Oct 13, 2011, 02:15 AM
why not have a setting to have it always / or not be there? come on :apple:...

I though it would always be there once activated, would be a nice touch as i use the camera a lot.

dammitjanet@gma
Oct 13, 2011, 02:48 AM
tootall/rubo draco

see below.

1) the phone locks itself and requires a passcode to unlock - the camera icon is present automatically
2) the phone is locked manaully (using the power button on top) and doesnt require a passcode - double press the home button and the camera icon appears

stevep
Oct 13, 2011, 05:47 AM
Call me dumb (and I may well be) but I'm having the same problem on my iPad2, but not on my Touch. Here's the touch, LH pic is the screen after one press of the button, RH pic is what shows when the button is double-clicked:

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6232/6240443996_7e7b815171.jpg

No problem there, so I must be doing it right. But when I try the same thing on the iPad I get:

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6222/6239925909_7531331ce8.jpg

So can someone answer the question already hinted at by Reckless and Rubo, ie is this feature just not available on the iPad?

Frosticus
Oct 13, 2011, 05:49 AM
So can someone answer the question already hinted at by Reckless and Rubo, ie is this feature just not available on the iPad?

Correct! This is iPhone only.

Yorkstea
Oct 13, 2011, 05:53 AM
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Last night when I updated to ios5 it was there, this morning it's gone. Any ideas? (3gs)

Jay42
Oct 13, 2011, 05:54 AM
You're double clicking the home button, right?

Yorkstea
Oct 13, 2011, 06:28 AM
Doh!! I only got 4 hrs sleep after spending half the night updating all my apple "toys". That's my excuse and I'm sticking with it!!
:o

stevep
Oct 13, 2011, 06:31 AM
Correct! This is iPhone only.
Thanks. A definitive answer, (but I wonder why Apple omitted this feature from the iPad?)

Edit: Just found this on one of the Apple support pages:

Camera improvements for devices with cameras:
・Double click the home button when device is asleep to bring up a camera shortcut on iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod touch (4th generation)
・Volume Up button to take a picture
・Optional grid lines to line up shots
・Pinch to zoom in the preview screen
・Swipe to camera roll from preview screen
・Tap and hold to lock focus and exposure, iPad 2 and iPod touch (4th generation) only support exposure lock

omegaphil6
Oct 13, 2011, 06:32 AM
what kinda sucks is that once you take the picture. you cant MMS or email it unless you press the home button and then go into the pictures app and do it. The shortcut to the camera roll from the lock screen camera only cycles between camera and camera roll.

Jay42
Oct 13, 2011, 06:54 AM
what kinda sucks is that once you take the picture. you cant MMS or email it unless you press the home button and then go into the pictures app and do it. The shortcut to the camera roll from the lock screen camera only cycles between camera and camera roll.

Do you have a passcode set? If so, that makes sense.

Frosticus
Oct 13, 2011, 07:01 AM
Do you have a passcode set? If so, that makes sense.

Indeed, this functionality is by design to ensure your phone is secure, and yet allows you to take photos quickly. It's a good compromise.

phaggard
Oct 13, 2011, 09:30 AM
I really think you have to double click the home button. I have detected some small indications from this thread that this is so. Maybe a few more comments to tell the poster that they need to double click the home button.

yanki01
Oct 13, 2011, 09:35 AM
love it.

spiderman0616
Oct 13, 2011, 09:37 AM
I usually don't whine about stuff like this, but yes, I do miss the iPod icon. I understand separating the video from the music though--this is a sign of things to come. There will be a beefier video service in iOS in the not so distant future, and I think they're just preparing us for that.

prvt.donut
Oct 13, 2011, 10:11 AM
sooooooooo, how do we show the camera button???

dommmmmy
Oct 13, 2011, 11:21 AM
double click the home button.

RotaryP7
Oct 13, 2011, 11:26 AM
lol, just found out.

mistertmac
Oct 13, 2011, 12:30 PM
About to try this. I was wondering the same thing.. but doesnt that defeat the purpose of locking your phone?

estockme
Oct 13, 2011, 12:31 PM
you have to click back on your browser, scroll down to this thread, click it, then read the first 50 messages. it gets complicated but the exact process is buried somewhere in there.

Dresling
Oct 13, 2011, 12:35 PM
It is insanely stupid and counter productive that we have to double tap. Isn't that referred to as the "Redmund Double Click????" Come on Apple... why would you do this??????

bassfingers
Oct 13, 2011, 02:00 PM
I love how people are still asking about the missing button, when they could read almost ANY segment of this thread and see DOUBLE-CLICK

soberbrain
Oct 13, 2011, 02:05 PM
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Looks like this is the new

"Speaker on the right. Microphone on the left"

ApplesNBananays
Oct 13, 2011, 02:39 PM
Yea im not a fan of having to do this whole double click to bring up the camera then push the icon.

Someone take a video of the 2 different ways to get to camera at the same time to compare the time difference.

2 iPhones, both with iOS 5, and put them side to side. On one, slide to unlock then tap camera and on the other iPhone at the same time as first, do the double-tap home then push button and see which route is the fastest. I'm not incredibly concerned with this, just a general curiosity. I am going to the apple store today and Ill do this while I'm there.

From A Buick 8
Oct 13, 2011, 04:43 PM
Time is saved on phones with a lock code.

macjock
Oct 13, 2011, 04:46 PM
I have upgraded to iOS 5 and have no camera icon straight from the lock screen.

I've got a 3gs, is this feature only for iphone 4 onwards?

batting1000
Oct 13, 2011, 04:46 PM
Double click the home button.

Looon
Oct 13, 2011, 04:49 PM
You didn't see Sticky: No Camera button on lock screen? [Merged] right at the top of your screen?

macjock
Oct 13, 2011, 04:51 PM
Double click the home button.

Cheers,

Didn't know you had to do that, thought it was just there permanently. Now if only I could double click the home button for my contact fav's :p

Thanks again

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You didn't see Sticky: No Camera button on lock screen? [Merged] right at the top of your screen?

Obviously not, otherwise I would not have posted this :confused:

I've been too busy looking for threads that explain icloud/wireless syncing etc

Mods, merge or chop as appropriate.

Iphone3gs
Oct 13, 2011, 04:53 PM
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1247601


Already a post.



DOUBLE CLICK HOME BUTTON!


:mad:

ApplesAOranges
Oct 13, 2011, 05:25 PM
How can I get to camera straight from lock screen? :p

No but seriously, why do I have to make two clicks? Isnīt one enough?

I donīt get Appleīs logic. :confused:

a104375
Oct 13, 2011, 07:52 PM
How can I get to camera straight from lock screen? :p

No but seriously, why do I have to make two clicks? Isnīt one enough?

I donīt get Appleīs logic. :confused:

I'll tell you their logic, probably 75% of people don't want to access their camera from the home screen. I am one of them, so I'm happy that it is a double tap to access it.

I would also like to comment on the hilarity of this post given its merged status, when you see this post now all you see is "WHY NO WORK?" "Double tap home button" "Oh gotcha thanks." followed up with "WHY NO WORK?!?!" and it loops like that for a few pages :P but I'm guessing that's the work of mods merging all these posts together.

srf4real
Oct 13, 2011, 08:25 PM
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1247601


Already a post.



DOUBLE CLICK HOME BUTTON!


:mad:

OP owes it to us to change his thread title to

"double click home button for camera on lockscreen"

iWaldo
Oct 13, 2011, 10:57 PM
How can I get to camera straight from lock screen? :p

No but seriously, why do I have to make two clicks? Isnīt one enough?

I donīt get Appleīs logic. :confused:

I believe the whole purpose of a lock screen is to make sure your phone doesn't start doing stuff in your pocket if it accidentally turns on. Having to double click to get to the lock screen stuff probably works to that end.

Only problem I've ever had is voice control turning on and my phone pocket-calling people. Now THAT'S a dumb lock screen option...

Roofy.
Oct 13, 2011, 11:39 PM
ok but seriously its not there for the iPad. i double clicked and nothing.

I guess its cuz the iPads cameras are so bad they didn't even bother.

8CoreWhore
Oct 14, 2011, 02:00 AM
In case you haven't read on dozens of replies above -

DOUBLE CLICK THE HOME BUTTON

:D

NJFP
Oct 14, 2011, 07:10 AM
I've never read a more hilarious "if then else" thread!! Thanks for the giggles!!!!

KasonJallas
Oct 14, 2011, 09:10 AM
Just picked up my 4S and had a question. I thought one of the new features was the ability to go to the camera app from the lock screen. My lock screen just looks the same as it always has. Any ideas??

EmbraceTheOne
Oct 14, 2011, 09:10 AM
Double click home button. :)

rayyu882
Oct 14, 2011, 09:11 AM
Just picked up my 4S and had a question. I thought one of the new features was the ability to go to the camera app from the lock screen. My lock screen just looks the same as it always has. Any ideas??

Hit the home button twice. You should see it.

KasonJallas
Oct 14, 2011, 09:14 AM
hahaha im retarded. thanks.

msmith2112
Oct 14, 2011, 09:43 AM
Another question...why in the world is one of my speakers not working!!!

;)

zhboarder
Oct 14, 2011, 03:19 PM
@msmith2112 one is a speaker and one is a mic.. iphones have never had 2 speakers at the bottom even though thats what it looks like

PS

i like how this question has been asked and answered about 20 times now in the same thread... lol all you gotta do is read the thread peeps

cekmat
Oct 14, 2011, 06:21 PM
It sucks!
Apple should update in no time!!
I would like to suggest.
1. NO NEED to press anything. switch on the phone and camera button should be there! why we need to press extra 2 times at home button? im experiencing my home button already worn out due to thousands and another thousand times being pressed. Now i need to press home button real hard to make it work. And it sucks!
2. I hope in future apple will design such that home button just like any other feature using Touch Screen!
Else damn goo:apple:od. Really like new feature "edit" in recent Call!!

phaggard
Oct 14, 2011, 06:24 PM
Nobody wants their cameragoing off in your pocket.

marcusj0015
Oct 14, 2011, 07:10 PM
Double click home, camera shortcut appears.

regular click home if your iPhone isn't on springboard, Camera shortcut appears

if your iPhone IS on springboard, the camera shortcut will NOT appear.

marcusj0015
Oct 14, 2011, 07:29 PM
Nobody wants their cameragoing off in your pocket.

I personally think it'd be really cool if my phone took pocket pics...

it'd be cool to imagine living in someones pocket. lmfao. maybe i'm wierd. idk

Blorzoga
Oct 14, 2011, 09:27 PM
i really think you have to double click the home button. I have detected some small indications from this thread that this is so. .

+1!

JForestZ34
Oct 14, 2011, 09:46 PM
This has been posted many, many times in other threads. Please search next time.

Double click the home button.

Double click on the lock screen.

This has been asked many, many times. Please search for it.

Double click the home button.

And try searching next time.

Double click the home button

Search some more next time :)


When Scott demo'd this in the keynote he never mentioned you have to double click the home button. He said it would be on the lock screen. Why push the home button twice and then push the camera button? Just as easy to slide to unlock and push camera on the screen.


James

srf4real
Oct 14, 2011, 09:59 PM
When Scott demo'd this in the keynote he never mentioned you have to double click the home button. He said it would be on the lock screen. Why push the home button twice and then push the camera button? Just as easy to slide to unlock and push camera on the screen.


James

Doiuble click the home button.

r0k
Oct 14, 2011, 11:52 PM
What an idiotic thing. I went to a football game tonight and needed to snap some pictures. So I whipped out my iPhone and hit the home button to wake it up. It was then that I remembered that if I want to bypass the password, I should have hit the home button twice. TWICE?!? For God's sake who came up with that? Even after I hit it twice, all I get is a little camera icon I can click on. Shouldn't that have been there the first time, right next to emergency call? So I had to click cancel. Let's see I'm up to two clicks now. I've clicked the home button. I've clicked cancel. Now I've gotta click the home button. It's sort of like a double click in windows. Not too slow. Not too fast. I'M FEEZING MY ASS OFF AT A FOOTBALL GAME AND I'VE GOTTA DOUBLE CLICK TO TAKE A PHOTO? Ok, it's better than having to enter the first 17 words of Psalm 139 on the unlock screen. But the double click is only slightly better. Maybe it's because I'm not used to it. But really. Didn't somebody at Apple USE one of these things? No wait. They were busy drinking. That's why the left it in a bar. Well if they'd put down that darn drink and take a photo maybe they would notice that a double click on the home button is not such a convenient thing with gloves on at night in the rain at a football game.

Pssst. Apple. Pssst. It's a camera. I need to be able to use it in a hurry. I shouldn't be in a situation where I take one step toward using it and have to either back up or enter a complex password (that my company IT requires). What a joke. I'm hoping iOS 5.0.1 makes bypassing the password to get to the camera a single click.

xraydoc
Oct 14, 2011, 11:54 PM
What an idiotic thing. I went to a football game tonight and needed to snap some pictures. So I whipped out my iPhone and hit the home button to wake it up. It was then that I remembered that if I want to bypass the password, I should have hit the home button twice. TWICE?!? For God's sake who came up with that? Even after I hit it twice, all I get is a little camera icon I can click on. Shouldn't that have been there the first time, right next to emergency call? What a joke. I'm hoping iOS 5.0.1 makes bypassing the password to get to the camera a single click.

It's a camera. I need to be able to use it in a hurry. I shouldn't be in a situation where I take one step toward using it and have to either back up or enter a complex password (that my company IT requires).

You're in Detroit and you tried to take pictures at a football game? You didn't miss much.

/just kidding. originally from Detroit myself.

irDigital0l
Oct 14, 2011, 11:55 PM
So whats the problem?

All I do is click 2 times, press the icon, and then take a photo...

Seems easier then typing the pass code then finding your camera app, then launching it, then taking a photo.

KentuckyHouse
Oct 14, 2011, 11:58 PM
I don't know what to tell you about having to click the home button twice to get to the camera button on the lock screen. But I've seen these posts all day about being able to bypass the password when you open the camera from the lockscreen and I don't know what you guys are talking about. If I enable a passcode and open the camera from the lockscreen, when I tap the home button after using the camera, it prompts me for the password.

Either I got one of the few that does this or you guys are doing something wrong.

F123D
Oct 14, 2011, 11:58 PM
There's a tweak for jailbroken phones where I turn the phone on and all I do is swipe down from the status bar from the lockscreen and it brings up the camera app. Can't wait until I'm jailbroken again..

r0k
Oct 15, 2011, 12:11 AM
I think there's a bug. If I bypass the lock screen to take a picture, sometimes hitting the home button again gets me to the home screen without a password. I'm sure this possible security bug will be at the top of Apple's fix list. :p

I'm happy to have some method to bypass the lock, especially since our company exchange server IT policy requires the equivalent of a math story problem in Mandarin to unlock my phone. Still, I wish they had put everything on one click. Two clicks just for the camera seems like a waste of my time because if I forget and do one click, I have to go aw crap, cancel and then do two clicks, so now I'm up to four clicks for something that could have been one click.

Remember how Apple got to be more valuable than Exxon? It wasn't by making people work for stuff. It was for making stuff "just work". I submit that a double click (but not a single click) to get the camera open is not an example of "just works.":rolleyes:

I guess I was cranky tonight because our team lost. It was crowded because it was homecoming and we brought in some rubadubs that should have been easy to beat and they beat us. Badly. Three sacks. Four interceptions. Three fumbles. It was just plain ugly. It was worse than ugly because it was friggin' cold and not really raining but damp. They were selling hot cider for $3 a cup and they couldn't make it fast enough.

I'm sure I'll get used to the two clicks. In fact, I'll probably always use 2 clicks. Which will wear out my home button that much faster.:eek:

arashamedani
Oct 15, 2011, 12:21 AM
#firstworldproblems

coconutxyz
Oct 15, 2011, 12:48 AM
apple want us to destroy the home button asap so that we will change to new iphone

clamz
Oct 15, 2011, 01:04 AM
so basically, you just forget how to use a rather well implemented shortcut.

jamespa66
Oct 15, 2011, 01:28 AM
So how do you expect this to work? Maybe read your mind and start snapping the pictures for you? People like you just amaze me, how do you even manage to get dressed in the morning? Mommy still do it for you?

mtnDewFTW
Oct 15, 2011, 01:51 AM
So.. you're literally b*tching about having to press a little button one more time and yet you call yourself a football fan? I'm assuming you've never picked up a football in your life, have you?

blueroom
Oct 15, 2011, 02:22 AM
How'd the photos turn out? I can't fathom taking sports photos with an iPhone camera.

elfy
Oct 15, 2011, 02:26 AM
You seriously want a single click to take you to your camera? And how many times are you then going to accidentally activate it, find loads of photos of the inside of your pocket when you take out your phone, and then come on here and moan about it?

Some people are just never going to be happy.

M87
Oct 15, 2011, 02:55 AM
I have no problem double-clicking. What is so hard about it?

paulcdb
Oct 15, 2011, 03:00 AM
I just think carriers need to develop a test and stop selling smart phones to dump people :p

Kalvin00
Oct 15, 2011, 03:00 AM
You seriously want a single click to take you to your camera? And how many times are you then going to accidentally activate it, find loads of photos of the inside of your pocket when you take out your phone, and then come on here and moan about it?

Some people are just never going to be happy.

+1. Some people just always seem to need something to whine about.

Personally, it is just as fast for me to turn the screen on, slide to unlock, and hit camera button as it is any other way.

theDUB
Oct 15, 2011, 03:02 AM
You must have a pretty charmed life if having to double click the home button to take a picture gets you so infuriated.

kapolani
Oct 15, 2011, 06:15 AM
Wall of text crits you for over 9000!

kappaknight
Oct 15, 2011, 06:29 AM
While I find whining like this to be annoying, I sort of agree with the OP. If the camera icon is not going to be on the lock screen every single time, then 2 clicks should directly open up the camera app instead of unveiling some secret lock screen that asks us if we want to open the camera app.

A fast double click is very purposeful, there is no other reason other than accessing the camera.

miles01110
Oct 15, 2011, 06:31 AM
Classic 80/20 problem.

mr.wiggles
Oct 15, 2011, 06:31 AM
#firstworldproblems

Amen! Sheesh!

Stealthipad
Oct 15, 2011, 06:40 AM
No way even an iPhone will make everyone happy.

Haters will always hate!:rolleyes:

makingdots
Oct 15, 2011, 06:59 AM
On a SINGLE PRESS home button, It's fugly to put that camera icon and iPod controls in the lock screen because people don't use those features most of the time.

So those functionalities are showned on DOUBLE PRESS. It's not a big deal actually. Just get used to it.

rorschach
Oct 15, 2011, 07:21 AM
I was really hoping this post was a parody of the dumb complaints we've seen here on the MR forums. Really hoping.

JRoDDz
Oct 15, 2011, 07:37 AM
Pssst. Apple. Pssst. It's a camera.

There's your problem right there. It's not a camera.. it's a phone with a camera. Big difference. If you go to a football game why not bring your real camera with you. You DO own a real camera don't you? pfft



http://i.qkme.me/621l.jpg

r0k
Oct 15, 2011, 08:44 AM
You seriously want a single click to take you to your camera? And how many times are you then going to accidentally activate it, find loads of photos of the inside of your pocket when you take out your phone, and then come on here and moan about it?

Some people are just never going to be happy.

I don't think accidental press of the home button is much of a problem. Photos of the inside of my pocket? How did you know? :p

While I can get used to the double click, this is not what I'd call intuitive. Why not put up an alert that says "press again for camera?" :confused: Oh well.

And as for never happy, thanks! ;) If it wasn't for hard to please picky people we'd probably still be using PocketPC, Blackberries and Treos, or even worse... Android phones :eek:

Perhaps a mod could merge this with the "missing camera button - merged" sticky. Please.

JAT
Oct 15, 2011, 08:53 AM
Still, I wish they had put everything on one click. Two clicks just for the camera seems like a waste of my time because if I forget and do one click, I have to go aw crap, cancel and then do two clicks, so now I'm up to four clicks for something that could have been one click.

If you only single click, then just do 2 right then, no need to cancel. Guess that's three, but it pulls up audio and camera button for me. Christ, I didn't even realize that was there until seeing this thread. I think this is excellent for turning the phone into a camera fast.

Tip: My SLR takes better pics, really ****** fast. And in only 2 commands: (1) turn on or wake up, (2) snap pic.

Thetonyk123
Oct 15, 2011, 09:21 AM
Its so easy to take a picture form the lock screen. even my cat can double tap my home button and take a picture.

Merkie
Oct 15, 2011, 09:45 AM
Huge rant.

Pssst. Apple. Pssst. It's a camera.Eh, no, it's not.

iDuel
Oct 15, 2011, 09:59 AM
So it's a camera with a phone?!? I thought it was a Phone with a camera.

LoganT
Oct 15, 2011, 10:00 AM
It would be cool if there was a setting that when you double clicked the home button, at the home screen, it just went straight to the Camera App.

acfusion29
Oct 15, 2011, 10:01 AM
It would be cool if there was a setting that when you double clicked the home button, at the home screen, it just went straight to the Camera App.


and what about my iPod controls? :cool:

LoganT
Oct 15, 2011, 10:05 AM
and what about my iPod controls? :cool:

Good point. I forgot about those. Maybe two clicks+hold?

rorschach
Oct 15, 2011, 10:44 AM
It would be cool if there was a setting that when you double clicked the home button, at the home screen, it just went straight to the Camera App.

Actually you used to be able to do that, in 3.0:

http://i.imgur.com/kmnHu.png

Xenc
Oct 15, 2011, 10:49 AM
Remember that it's a lock screen, designed to prevent accidental input when the phone is in your pocket or bag or wherever. If the button is already on the screen, the camera might be opened accidentally. The same problem occurs if it only takes one click to show the button.

A double click really isn't tough to do at all. The camera icon shows up at the bottom of the screen, in a natural arch for your thumb to tap. You don't even have to press the power button first.

spades1412
Oct 15, 2011, 10:57 AM
I think there's a bug. If I bypass the lock screen to take a picture, sometimes hitting the home button again gets me to the home screen without a password. I'm sure this possible security bug will be at the top of Apple's fix list. :p



Do you have a passcode lock set, if so do you have a time limit set when it requires the password?

I have mine set to require a passcode after 15 minutes. If im in the windows of time where a passcode is not required, I can double click into the camera app and hit the home button and be taken to the home screen without needing to slide to unlock. If my phone is locked by passcode, hitting the home button after going into the camera app returns me to the lock screen and prompts for the passcode.

Double clicking is no pain, but it would have been nice to have the camera option somewhere on the lock screen with only one click.

yanki01
Oct 15, 2011, 11:03 AM
Actually you used to be able to do that, in 3.0:

Image (http://i.imgur.com/kmnHu.png)

woah, bringing the old times back. :D

Dalton63841
Oct 15, 2011, 11:05 AM
Easy way to get around OP's problem...Set it to not sleep the screen automatically, and already have your camera app going when the game starts.

Obviously you can change the sleep screen setting back to normal after the game.

djr7572
Oct 15, 2011, 04:10 PM
Actually you used to be able to do that, in 3.0:

Image (http://i.imgur.com/kmnHu.png)



Am I correct in that you cannot stop the iPod controls from coming up when double-clicking HOME in iOS 5?

r0k
Oct 15, 2011, 08:35 PM
Pssst. Apple. Pssst. It's a camera.

Eh, no, it's not.

So it's a camera with a phone?!? I thought it was a Phone with a camera.

Technically I guess you're right but I'm very impressed with the pictures I get with my iPhone 4 so I don't bother with lugging another camera along most of the time. I also have a DSLR and a point and shoot digicam. They both sit at home on the buffet in the dining room. The best camera I own is the one I happen to have with me when I see something I want a picture of. That happens to be my iPhone. So for my usage pattern it's more like a camera with a phone. I have almost a dozen camera apps for low light and various effects so it's a very nice camera with a phone.

It's really not Apple's fault my IT guys require me to enter the first 953 characters of the pledge of allegiance to unlock my iPhone. But I am disappointed that you have to double click the home button to get to the camera.

I later found you could double click if you were on the lock screen to toggle the camera on and off. I didn't realize this. So if you forget to double click and are staring at the lock screen, simply double click again to get the ipod and the camera icon. Double click one more time to get back to the normal lock screen.

I think I see now why they did this. The normal lock screen is less "cluttered" and after "a while" ppl will probably get used to double clicking.

KrsutyCheerio
Oct 15, 2011, 11:36 PM
Double Tap the home button

Star-fire
Oct 16, 2011, 07:47 AM
Actually you used to be able to do that, in 3.0:

Image (http://i.imgur.com/kmnHu.png)

I miss that, now there is an option for tripple click but it's just for accessibility, I still want to set an option for tripple click to things like favorite contacts, or camera, etc.

patent10021
Oct 16, 2011, 12:49 PM
wyf

Don't people read the posts above their own posts? Fn dumb and lazy.

nomoregamez
Oct 17, 2011, 10:55 AM
wyf

Don't people read the posts above their own posts? Fn dumb and lazy.

i lazy not dumb :apple: took few hour to figure out camera button to double press. still takes long time for camera window to open. wish they don't have that james bond graphic.

bruleke
Oct 17, 2011, 12:42 PM
First post, OP has a doubt about how to activate camera on lock screen.

Second post, a friend tell him how to do it.

Done.
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6 pages??????? This thread has 6 pages??????????

nonsibi
Oct 17, 2011, 05:02 PM
Let me emphasize that I have double clicked the home button. I get the music play buttons on the top of the screen but no camera icon on the lower right. No other problems that I know of from the iOS 5 update. Thanks for your help.

milo
Oct 17, 2011, 05:09 PM
6 pages??????? This thread has 6 pages??????????

This thread is a merge of several different threads.

fenwah
Oct 18, 2011, 11:01 AM
Any idea if I can change the camera default for this to Camera+? I bought the Camera+ app since it's beefier than the original Apple camera app.

r2shyyou
Oct 18, 2011, 11:03 AM
Any idea if I can change the camera default for this to Camera+? I bought the Camera+ app since it's beefier than the original Apple camera app.

No, this is not possible.

fenwah
Oct 18, 2011, 11:19 AM
No, this is not possible.

Thanks...kinda a bummer. However, I guess if I need to quickly take a picture, I'm not going to care too much which camera app I use for that shot.

Miss Nerdy
Oct 21, 2011, 04:34 PM
JAILBREAKERS: It doesn't appear if you have AndroidLock enabled.

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No, this is not possible.

Yeah it is. Cydia: AnyLockApp

bfreesun
Oct 24, 2011, 12:44 AM
wyf

Don't people read the posts above their own posts? Fn dumb and lazy.

And you're fn rude

iphonefan1127
Oct 24, 2011, 10:05 AM
ok i've just updated my iphon 4 to ios 5 and the camera button doesn't appear in the lock screen even if i tap the home button twice. the ipod menu shows up but the camera button doesn't. anyone knows what could be the problem?

r0k
Oct 24, 2011, 10:29 AM
ok i've just updated my iphon 4 to ios 5 and the camera button doesn't appear in the lock screen even if i tap the home button twice. the ipod menu shows up but the camera button doesn't. anyone knows what could be the problem?

The camera button isn't very noticeable. If it shows up, t's at the right edge of "slide to unlock" on the lock screen. To get to emergency call, you actually have to go past the slide to unlock screen and, if your phone has an unlock code, you can now see the emergency call button. To get back to the screen that includes the camera button, you have to hit cancel.

If you are on a lock screen without ipod controls or a camera button, hit home twice and it toggles those elements on or off.

iphonefan1127
Oct 24, 2011, 12:18 PM
The camera button isn't very noticeable. If it shows up, t's at the right edge of "slide to unlock" on the lock screen. To get to emergency call, you actually have to go past the slide to unlock screen and, if your phone has an unlock code, you can now see the emergency call button. To get back to the screen that includes the camera button, you have to hit cancel.

If you are on a lock screen without ipod controls or a camera button, hit home twice and it toggles those elements on or off.

I know where the icon is supposed to come up but it just doesn't. the "slide to unlock" bar stays the same when i press the home butto twice. only the music (ipod) controls appear a the top below the hour

JonMN
Oct 24, 2011, 02:36 PM
never had that option
anyone have a link to this guide


http://support.apple.com/manuals/iphone/

http://support.apple.com/ios5

http://www.apple.com/ios/

http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1456

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ok i've just updated my iphon 4 to ios 5 and the camera button doesn't appear in the lock screen even if i tap the home button twice. the ipod menu shows up but the camera button doesn't. anyone knows what could be the problem?

Try double-clicking the home button again. If the camera button isn't there in the lower right corner, go to Apple support express lane for help.

http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1456

Larrywb
Oct 24, 2011, 09:57 PM
ok i've just updated my iphon 4 to ios 5 and the camera button doesn't appear in the lock screen even if i tap the home button twice. the ipod menu shows up but the camera button doesn't. anyone knows what could be the problem?

Give the iPhone a couple of minutes to update, or reboot it, should work afterwards. Mine seemed to not work for the first couple of minutes.

starchic
Oct 25, 2011, 12:48 AM
I have the same problem. And my country is not supported by the apple support express lane so if anyone can post the solution it is super appreciated else I have no more camera :mad:

http://support.apple.com/manuals/iphone/

http://support.apple.com/ios5

http://www.apple.com/ios/

http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1456

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Try double-clicking the home button again. If the camera button isn't there in the lower right corner, go to Apple support express lane for help.

http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1456

Thetonyk123
Oct 26, 2011, 03:35 PM
Why is this stickied?

yanki01
Oct 26, 2011, 04:03 PM
Why is this stickied?
because ppl need to know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1!!

HelterSkelter
Oct 26, 2011, 05:10 PM
ok so it's lightning fast to go to camera from lock screen.
But is there a shortcut from home?
I mean, there is the camera app icon... but the lock-way is always on the same spot.. you never need to browse pages, you can do it w/o looking .... there should be something in the home... I don't kow ... triple-clicking volume button??

yanki01
Oct 26, 2011, 08:14 PM
ok so it's lightning fast to go to camera from lock screen.
But is there a shortcut from home?
I mean, there is the camera app icon... but the lock-way is always on the same spot.. you never need to browse pages, you can do it w/o looking .... there should be something in the home... I don't kow ... triple-clicking volume button??
if you use it that often, put it on the dock?

jlluna
Oct 28, 2011, 08:16 PM
Thanks took me for ever to figure out. This shout be a sticky

RobinMc
Oct 30, 2011, 09:13 PM
Just updated, it deleted all my apps, no biggie, i'll re-download. but i just noticed, isnt there supposed to be a camera icon on the lock screen so you can take photos from there? i dont see even a button...anyone else?

With iPhone in standby mode... you have to DOUBLE CLICK the round button to activate the camera in lock mode.

Berkeley1297
Oct 30, 2011, 11:12 PM
Never realized how many people don't know how to search on Google for simple questions. This forum seems better served with more difficult questions.

Even if you didn't get a user guide during the upgrade, if you search for many topics in Google, you'll find the appropriate link to an Apple Support document or other blog with user tips.

rmul86
Nov 1, 2011, 07:26 AM
Never realized how many people don't know how to search on Google for simple questions. This forum seems better served with more difficult questions.

Even if you didn't get a user guide during the upgrade, if you search for many topics in Google, you'll find the appropriate link to an Apple Support document or other blog with user tips.

I did google this issue and low and behold I ended up here...The double click of the home button on the lock screen does not give me the camera icon to the right of the lock screen slider...Nor does a triple click, quadruple click or any other click...

r2shyyou
Nov 1, 2011, 07:30 AM
I did google this issue and low and behold I ended up here...The double click of the home button on the lock screen does not give me the camera icon to the right of the lock screen slider...Nor does a triple click, quadruple click or any other click...

And you are running iOS 5, right? What does happen when you double-click the Home button?

rmul86
Nov 1, 2011, 07:33 AM
And you are running iOS 5, right? What does happen when you double-click the Home button?

yes i'm on ios5, and absolutely nothing happens.

r2shyyou
Nov 1, 2011, 07:45 AM
yes i'm on ios5, and absolutely nothing happens.

So you don't see the iPod controls? Those have been there for a while so you should at least see those.

rmul86
Nov 1, 2011, 09:31 AM
So you don't see the iPod controls? Those have been there for a while so you should at least see those.

Silly me, I had activator enabled for my lock screen. Works like a charm now.

RobinMc
Nov 2, 2011, 10:44 AM
I did google this issue and low and behold I ended up here...The double click of the home button on the lock screen does not give me the camera icon to the right of the lock screen slider...Nor does a triple click, quadruple click or any other click...

TO rmul86: So sorry some of us are not as intelligent and even so.... WE APPRECIATE all the little things to learn. I thought I was being helpful.... sorry

kaielement
Nov 2, 2011, 04:23 PM
I like how no one reads the posts because this question was answered about a million times in this tread lol lol lol....

codencis
Nov 8, 2011, 11:21 PM
K, I don't mean to be blunt, but can everyone stop being total idiots and READ. THE. THREAD.

Sankersizzle
Nov 10, 2011, 07:35 PM
Hey guys, I was playing around with my iPhone today and I figured out if you double tap the home button you can access the camera from the lock screen!!!!!!! :eek:

JonasMejdal
Nov 10, 2011, 08:18 PM
Why is this seriously happening? A lot of you guys in this thread are asking the same question; "why isn't there any camera-ikon on my lockscreen?"

It has been answerede. Already a few minutes after the thread was posted. It was the right answer, but you guys keeps asking the same question, and you'll always get the same answer.

So, please, everyone. Remember to read and search more next time you have a question. It is sure already answered somewhere on the forum.

/J

Jimbo47
Nov 10, 2011, 09:35 PM
Why is this seriously happening? A lot of you guys in this thread are asking the same question; "why isn't there any camera-ikon on my lockscreen?"

It has been answerede. Already a few minutes after the thread was posted. It was the right answer, but you guys keeps asking the same question, and you'll always get the same answer.

So, please, everyone. Remember to read and search more next time you have a question. It is sure already answered somewhere on the forum.

/J


You do realize that the majority of the questions asking how to get the camera button on the lock screen were merged into this thread.. right?? At least I think they were.. But I see what you're saying. Some people might not know about the search feature on forums.. or they're just to lazy to use it.

Atomic80
Nov 12, 2011, 09:24 AM
It really cracks me up how many times people had to explain how to get the camera button to appear. I must have seen people say "double click home button" at least 20 times alone in the first couple of pages. Merged or not, this still cracks me.

gentlefury
Nov 12, 2011, 10:11 AM
It really cracks me up how many times people had to explain how to get the camera button to appear. I must have seen people say "double click home button" at least 20 times alone in the first couple of pages. Merged or not, this still cracks me.

I think the funniest thing was that when I saw the button wasn't there I was like, thats odd....pressed home twice...and there it was...oh ok, thats how you get it....

TheMacMan123
Nov 12, 2011, 12:43 PM
I thought that iOS 5 would allow us to have a camera icon on the lock screen. Is this something that you need to set up? I can't seem to find a spot to do that. Thanks for any help.
Yeah same, it would be handy, but thats life :confused::apple:

HKUSP.40
Nov 13, 2011, 01:48 AM
Hey guys, how do I get the camera to pop up from the lock screen?? :confused:





.....I keed I keed :rolleyes:

Thetonyk123
Nov 13, 2011, 09:23 AM
Can't we get this closed? It was said on the first page. But still have it stickied.

rkeato1
Nov 20, 2011, 07:21 PM
haha yeah, seriously, not sure why we need anything beyond the first response.