Camera Unlock power btn (free)
by: Aeropic • 570
Camera Unlock : shoot pictures from a locked device ...
If you get a company smartphone, it is most probably password protected ... In that case "Camera Unlock" is designed for you. This application allows to get access to the camera while the smartphone remains locked (even password protected) more or less like on the Apple Iphones !
Upload the application, launch it and a notification will be displayed to inform that the "Camera Unlock" service is running.
Once your device get locked (password protected, swipe or pin), you get two options:
- either just press 3 times the power button each press shall occur around once every second (no more) and a camera will appear. The correct sequence is: press it, wait for screen on, press it, wait for screen off, press it : a bit "à la pressy"
- or set your device in a vertical position up side down and press once the power button and release it (you get a vibration) then turn back the phone horizontally in landscape position (you get a second vibration). This works too when the screen is OFF and the phone not locked
Use it ... the pictures are stored in the external SD card in the directory DCIM/Camera if available or in the device memory same directory in case the SD card is not present.
Once the camera is unlocked, pressing the "back" button will lock again the camera and brings back on the device lock screen .
From a security point of view, don't be afraid, only "Camera Unlock" application is unlocked. It remains impossible to access to any other application. It is more or less the same principle which is used by the agenda to warn you of a rendez-vous even if the device is locked.
On splash screen you get the opportunity to activate/inhibit the background service and also to show or not the Camera Unlock notification. When the notification is displayed, pressing it brings you to the camera.
Note after having installed the application Camera Unlock Service will automatically be loaded if you reboot the device.
if you like, go to the pro version ! (includes a timer, full resolution, selectable focus area...)