In iOS 5 the lock screen can access the camera app.

Is there a way to change the default app that is launched. I would rather use instagram for its social media connections and filters.


Sorry, but Apple doesn't allow this, and it doesn't even look like there is a jailbreak tweak for this.

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  • Sadly, after more extensive research, you're right. – Graeme Hutchison Jan 9 '12 at 7:46
  • Bummer...that would be a nice feature to have, but I don't see Apple doing anything official about it. – Nathan Walker Jan 9 '12 at 22:21

If you are runnning a jailbroken iOS5 device, AnyLockApp seems to be able to change the default app.

You will have to enter your passcode in order to use the app though.

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  • no I am using iOS5 – Graeme Hutchison Jan 10 '12 at 7:13
  • Did you read the description of the app? It only works for IOS5 or higher. – Soo Wei Tan Jan 11 '12 at 22:38
  • No, I am running iOS5 not a Jailbroken device. – Graeme Hutchison Jan 11 '12 at 22:39
  • iOS5 and a jailbroken device are not mutually exclusive. – Soo Wei Tan Jan 11 '12 at 22:42
  • Having said that, I don't think there will ever be a way to change the app unless the overlords at Apple say so. – Soo Wei Tan Jan 11 '12 at 22:43

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