1. anon(5843918)'s Avatar
    Currently on lower-mid range windows phones, they do not have a hardware camera button on the side of the phone. However to compensate for this and to benefit all users, introducing a way to launch camera from the lockscreen without using physical button. Therefore this would greatly improve windows phone experience and bring it on par with lockscreen functionality of android and ios.

    E.g. by swiping in from the left edge on the lockscreen would launch the camera. Therefore users would be able to launch the camera very quickly and easily
    illustration_of_swiping_from_left_edge.jpg

    Please vote @ windowsphoneuservoice to rasie awareness and hopefully instigate a change:
    https://windowsphone.uservoice.com/f...n-by-swiping-i
    03-08-2015 09:31 AM
  2. SteveNoza's Avatar
    Very BB 10-ish I like it, but just having an optional camera button on the lock screen would work too.
    03-08-2015 09:46 AM
  3. srikanth reddy4's Avatar
    Yes we really need a shortcut because swiping down the notification panel and clicking on the toggle is messy......instead if we have a shortcut on lockscreen it would be better
    03-08-2015 09:55 AM
  4. WhiteNiteLite's Avatar
    On Windows 8.1 for tablets, they already have a lock screen shortcut for the camera. If you swipe the screen down instead of up, it unlocks directly into the camera. They should at least bring that over to phones, especially since Microsoft is pretty intent on killing the camera key...
    03-09-2015 08:14 AM
  5. Ma Rio's Avatar
    My L1520 doesn't care :D

    And to be honest I wouldn't like it on my lockscreen, it should stay away. Maybe a down swipe like on W8.1 but who knows.
    Montpbm likes this.
    03-09-2015 02:16 PM
  6. Liviu Mihoc's Avatar
    It could be something as simple as: from standby, pressing simultaneously both Vol + & - buttons to take a picture. I wouldn't even need the phone screen to come on (if that makes it easier to code!)
    05-11-2015 07:03 AM
  7. Praxius's Avatar
    Yes we really need a shortcut because swiping down the notification panel and clicking on the toggle is messy......instead if we have a shortcut on lockscreen it would be better
    Really?

    My testing device, a 630, is really simple.

    Swipe, Tap... Done.

    And that's messy.... How?

    In that you have one extra action to take that takes a fraction of a second to do both actions?

    All I see myself doing is accidentally loading my camera more often by grabbing my phone the wrong way or not paying attention.

    It's called a lock screen for a reason and that's to prevent you from accidentally doing things you didn't want to.

    Every time I want to use my camera on my 930, I always unlock it before I hit the camera button, even though I don't have to.
    05-13-2015 07:44 AM
  8. Montpbm's Avatar
    They definitely need to utilize that left side; it's ridiculous that they haven't put something over there yet. We could use a 3rd screen.
    05-13-2015 08:06 AM

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