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Using the Camera from the Lock Screen on Your Samsung Galaxy S5

Capture photos at a moment's notice by setting your device to access the Camera app from the lock screen.

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Capture a Photo from the Lock Screen

You can quickly launch the Camera application from the lock screen using the lock screen shortcut. Camera access from the lock screen is turned on by default.

From the lock screen, touch Camera and then swipe in any direction to open the Camera app. 

Turn On Lock Screen Camera Access

  1. From the Home screen, navigate to Apps > Settings.

  2. Swipe to and touch Lock screen.

  3. Mark the checkbox next to Camera shortcut.

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