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Quickly accessing the camera in iOS 5.1

Among a handful of other new features and improvements, iOS 5.1 lets users of the iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and fourth-generation iPod touch access the camera even more quickly than what was possible under its 5.0 predecessor. To do so, simply press any button to bring up the device’s lock screen, then place your finger over the camera icon and slide up—as you do so, the traditional camera interface will appear underneath, giving you near-instant access for more timely shots.

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And here I thought it was 5.1’s first bug since tapping the icon didn’t do anything.

Posted by rockmyplimsoul on March 8, 2012 at 4:51 PM (CST)


I found it enjoyable to discover that if you use the camera in this way you can also swipe down again to return to the lock screen.

Posted by Doug on March 8, 2012 at 5:13 PM (CST)


The quick camera access allows to use camera even on locked phones! It does not asks for PIN ;)

Posted by martinsvanags.lv on March 9, 2012 at 5:26 AM (CST)

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