FullLockCamera: Launch Complete Camera App From Lock Screen [Cydia]


There are many features which Apple has built into iOS to improve its security, but for most people, they can prove to be a bit of a nuisance. Take the example of the stock Camera app. Although it can be launched from the lockscreen of your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch (which was a big improvement in iOS 5), you can only shoot a photo and preview the ones you have taken in the present sessions only. This might be good for privacy reasons, but if you are pretty sure that no one else uses your phone other than yourself, it can get a bit annoying when you launch the camera from the lock screen and can’t view your older photos, or share them with friends. Now, there is a Cydia tweak for that. FullLockCamera makes sure that you don’t get a locked version of the camera app even when it has been launched from the lock screen of your iDevice.

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FullLockCamera is available in the ModMyi repo of the Cydia store, and is a free download. After it has been installed, there won’t be any visible changes to the Springboard, Settings app or the lockscreen. The tweak works quietly, and takes effect immediately after its installation. To see the working of FullLockCamera, just launch the Camera app from the lockscreen of your device, and you will notice that the Camera Roll icon in the bottom left is active, instead of the usual blank that it gets when the camera is launched this way otherwise. Tap the Camera Roll area, and you will be taken to the actual Photos app, where you can perform all the actions possible when the app is launched normally. This means that after FullLockCamera has been installed on your iPhone, you can view, share and edit photos even if you used the lockscreen camera icon to launch the app.

FullLockCamera is one of those Cydia tweaks about which you can forget completely after their installation, as they work in a very non-intrusive manner. One word of caution, though; the tweak might cause the Camera app to run a bit slow when launched via the lockscreen, but you can see for yourself if it’s worth it or not, as FullLockCamera won’t cost you anything. We recommend the tweak for all those users who don’t have a passcode set up on their iPhone’s lock screen, and don’t mind a bit of lag in exchange for a cool new feature.