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How to Activate Camera Feature on Lock Screen of Windows 8.1

Posted in Windows10 years ago • Written by Jenny AaronComments Off on How to Activate Camera Feature on Lock Screen of Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1 has been launched with hundreds of the latest and unique features for the users. A variety of which has been introduced in Windows 8.1 for the very first time and the users will be pleased to know about them. One of them is the use of Camera app even with a locked computer. Now you can use the camera app from the Lock Screen of your Windows 8.1. You do not need to go through the process of unlocking your system by adding user name and password. You even do not need to go to the camera app after unlocking your system. It is provided to you on the Lock Screen of your Windows 8.1, but it is not enabled by default and you have to enable it before using the camera from Lock Screen. You can save your time by using the camera directly without unlocking your computer. Lock Screen gives you the ease you required for using your camera app fast and quick.

You need to apply some settings for this purpose. Below are the steps you need to follow to apply these settings on your Lock Screen to enable the camera app. So let’s start after the steps now.

Steps to Enable Camera Feature on Lock Screen of Windows 8.1

Step 1: To start the process, go to the bottom of your desktop to the extreme right side where you will find a “dash” button. If you click on it, the charms bar appears on your screen where you need to select the option “Settings”.

Settings Option in Charms Bar Windows 8.1-1Step 2: Now you will see another set of options where you need to click the option “Change PC Settings”.

Change PC Settings Option 2Step 3: Once you have done with it, you will be led towards the PC Settings menu. Where you will see different setting options. You will see the Lock Screen image in it. Just click on the image to proceed.

Lock Screen Option in Windows 8.1 3Step 4: Now you will enter the Lock Screen menu where you need to scroll down to the bottom of the page to see the camera option. Once you find it, it will be “Off”. You just need to drag it towards the “On” option to activate it.

Lock Screen Menu in Windows 8.1 4

Camera Function Enabled on Lock Screen in Windows 8.1 5Now you will see the camera option on the Lock Screen of your Windows 8.1 and you would be able to shoot your desired pictures without going through the process of system unlocking.