In Android 4.1, when you set the lock screen security to "slide", you can quickly access the camera by sliding left.

Is there a way to get a similar sliding mechanism, but at the same time require a PIN to access the rest of the phone?

  • I seem to remember hearing something about this recently... I wish I could remember where. – SaintWacko Sep 21 '12 at 15:22
  • @SaintWacko: yes, that would be pretty useful :D – houbysoft Sep 21 '12 at 19:47
  • It may have been from one of my friends, I'll see if they know anything. Edit: Oh wait, no, here it is. Ahem: – SaintWacko Sep 21 '12 at 19:49
  • Possible Duplicate - android.stackexchange.com/questions/14942/… – SaintWacko Sep 21 '12 at 19:50
  • @SaintWacko: that looks good, I'll try it soon – houbysoft Sep 21 '12 at 22:09

From my experience you will need to use a custom lock screen such as widget locker to do what you want. This can not be done with the stock Android lock screen.

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This application lets you start the camera app even from a password locked screen. Full disclosure: I developed the app.


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