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Some guy took my Son's iPhone and took 1,200 photos within 12 minutes. He was able to use the camera from the lock screen without having access to the locked phone.
These photos completely wiped our family's Photo stream (and replaced our vacation photos with nonsense). Also, the storage was filled and my son couldn't even make a phone call before we deleted the 1,200 photos.
Deleting the photos was even more annoying. Can you imagine the tedious process of deleting 1,200 photos on an iPhone?
This was very annoying, and also a usecase Apple may not have thought of.
Somebody mentioned that you can disable control center on lock screen. (Settings>Control Centre>Access on Lock Screen). To my surprise, this brings back a camera button on the lock screen. So that didn't work.
An old post suggested that the only possible solution would be to completely disable camera and FaceTime. But this is not really a solution (would be comparable to painting the camera lens black).
Back to the question: In iOS9, how do I disable camera access on the lock screen?
Related (but not quite the answer):
- Removing camera button on iPhone lock screen – (Feb 2015, AskDifferent)
- How do you disable the camera from lock screen on iPad? – 2014, Apple Support Forum
- I WANT TO DISABLE THE LOCK SCREEN CAMERA – 2013, Apple Support Forum