iOS 18 Lets You Swap Out Lock Screen Camera and Flashlight Buttons

iOS 18 allows users to change the two shortcut buttons on the Lock Screen to an action of their choice for the first time.

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Users can now swap out the two controls at the bottom of the Lock Screen for a different action of their choosing. Shortcuts to functions like Translate, Notes, and music recognition in Shazam, and more are available. The full list of actions is as follows:

These new controls can also be accessed via the Action Button on the iPhone 15 Pro and ‌iPhone 15 Pro‌ Max.

The ability to change these Lock Screen controls is part of a wave of new customization features in ‌iOS 18‌, which includes app icon color-changing capabilities and more. The first developer beta of ‌iOS 18‌ is now available, with the public beta set to follow in July and the official release scheduled for the fall.

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Top Rated Comments

sniffies Avatar
1 week ago
Finally, we can customize them thanks to Apple Intelligence and the latest advancements in quantum computing.
Score: 51 Votes (Like | Disagree)
xpxp2002 Avatar
1 week ago
I just wish you could disable the swipe to open Camera since it has been available as button down there for years. It always swipes open the Camera when I'm just trying to clear notifications.
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JPack Avatar
1 week ago
Hopefully, that means fewer people walking around with their flashlight on.

But who am I kidding because those people probably won't know how to do this.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avenged110 Avatar
1 week ago
Hopefully this means the 'swipe-left-for-camera' gesture can finally be disabled (or simply eliminated when the camera button is removed) because that's the one that always gets in my way and it's infuriating (not that I'll ever leave iOS 15, but I'd still like to know).
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tomchr9 Avatar
1 week ago
I wonder if you are able to remove shortcut icons on lock screen altogether ?
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dontwalkhand Avatar
1 week ago
I am excited for this, since the camera and flashlight shortcuts are redundant as all get out. You can just swipe over to the camera, and the flashlight option is in the control center.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)