iPhone Photography Basics – Quick Camera Access

iPhone X Side View

Sometimes action happens when you least expect it. When the perfect moment happens, but you don’t have your phone camera powered on, you can miss the shot of a lifetime. Thankfully, iPhone has you covered. Even if your phone is in your pocket, you can have it ready to shoot in under two seconds.

  1. First, enable “Raise To Wake” from your phone settings.
  2. To turn Raise to Wake on or off, go to Settings > Display & Brightness. Now, if you simply pick up your phone, you’ll see your lock screen. (iPhone 6 or newer).
  3. Next, get INSTANT access to your iPhone’s camera by simply swiping to the left from the lock screen. No Face ID or Passcode needed.

Practice this a few times and when the moment arises, you’ll be ready to grab that special shot, even when it comes as a surprise.

NOTE: iPhone 7+, iPhone 7, or any newer version of iPhone.


Image Credits: apple.com.

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Scott Bourne

Scott Bourne (ASINWP) is a professional wildlife photographer, filmmaker, author and lecturer who specializes in birds. He’s been involved with photography for more than four decades and his work has appeared in more than 200 publications.

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