You may disable your iPhone or iPad camera using Screen Time, an iOS feature, to remove it from the Home Screen, App Library, Lock Screen, and anywhere else on the device.
Here’s how to switch off the camera on an iPhone or iPad that your kids are using to avoid unnecessary clicks and recordings, or if you’re using the device for a specific purpose like a restaurant menu or a museum visitor’s book and want to turn it off.
Before you disable the camera on your iPhone or iPad, there are a few things you should know;
You should be aware of the following key issues before restricting the camera on your iPhone or iPad:
The camera will not be available anywhere after you complete the instructions below to restrict it, even within Apple and third-party apps like FaceTime or WhatsApp.
FaceTime will be inaccessible when you disable the camera. Its icon will be hidden, and you won’t be able to utilize it from the Phone or Contacts apps, even for audio conversations.
Both the front and back cameras are disabled when the iPhone camera is restricted.
When you re-enable the iPhone camera, the app icon layout on your Home Screen may alter somewhat.
Let us proceed now that you are aware of the repercussions.
How To Turn Off The Camera On An iPhone Or iPad
On an iPhone or iPad, follow these steps to restrict and uninstall the Camera app:
Open the Settings app and select Screen Time. If you haven’t already done so, tap Turn on Screen Time and follow the prompts. It can be set up for you or your children.
On the following screen, tap Content & Privacy Restrictions and turn it on.
Select Allowed Apps from the drop-down menu.
Finally, deactivate the Camera toggle.
If you change your mind later and wish to use the iPhone camera again, go to Settings > Screen Time > then Content & Privacy Restrictions and disable it. Alternatively, go to Allowed Apps and turn on the Camera toggle.
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