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?

  • @houbysoft: This applies to Android 4.0.x as well.
    – ale
    Sep 22, 2012 at 3:47
  • What device do you have? If it's a Sammy, you might want to take a look at the XPosed module Enable camera on lockscreen.
    – Izzy
    Sep 4, 2013 at 22:09
  • I do have a Pin on my Motorola G8 power, and I can quickly access the camera or lantern by shaking the phone with the gestures predefined for it (Motorola specific). The same gestures worked for my old G4 phone, but I've never tried for older versions... Apr 23, 2021 at 20:09

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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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