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angeapplemad Calculating status...
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Mar 26, 2013 1:05 PM

Can the cameras be removed on any iPhones, I can't have a camera on my phone at work for security. Help!

  • razmee209 Level 7 Level 7 (21,300 points)
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    Mar 26, 2013 1:06 PM (in response to angeapplemad)

    You can't remove it, but you can restrict it.

     

    Settings - general - restrictions - camera - on

  • Thom_D Level 3 Level 3 (970 points)
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    Mar 26, 2013 1:08 PM (in response to angeapplemad)

    Will they let you get a case that covers the camera lens?  Of can you cover the lens under the case, since I am sure it would be hard to find a case without a hole for the camera lens?

  • razmee209 Level 7 Level 7 (21,300 points)
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    Mar 26, 2013 1:09 PM (in response to angeapplemad)

    Apple store can't do anything about it. 

     

    How about you leave your phone in your car or at home when you go to work

  • Michael Black Level 6 Level 6 (17,835 points)
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    Mar 26, 2013 1:17 PM (in response to angeapplemad)

    Anything you do to physically disable the camera is bound to also void your warranty.  If you attempt to do something yourself you may also damage other internal components.

     

    I know it is not the answer you want to hear, but you really need to get a (cheap?) phone with no camera.  No OEM retailer is going to help you physically disrupt the device they made and sold you, and most would consider such modifications to void any and all warranty support.

  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (167,190 points)
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    Mar 26, 2013 1:18 PM (in response to angeapplemad)

    There are independent repair shops that say they can remove cameras from iPhones, but if you have a shop do it, your warranty and any further support from Apple will be void. If your job requires that the camera be permanently turned off, though, that's your only option other than not taking your iPhone to work.

     

    Regards.

  • simonerest Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Mar 26, 2013 1:24 PM (in response to angeapplemad)

    you should escape from prison.....

    and then you can hide all the app that you want.

  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (167,190 points)
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    Mar 26, 2013 1:31 PM (in response to angeapplemad)

    iResQ says that they'll do it:

     

    http://www.iresq.com/iphone-camera-removal.html

     

    I don't know anyone who has used their service so I can't vouch for them.

  • paulcb Level 6 Level 6 (18,675 points)
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    Mar 26, 2013 1:32 PM (in response to angeapplemad)

    Curious... if you disabled the cameras in software, how would you prove to MI-5 that they can't be re-enabled?

     

    Considering that, maybe your only option is to physically remove them.  That being said, it's going to be difficult to prove that as well, especially for the front camera.

  • simonerest Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Mar 26, 2013 1:38 PM (in response to angeapplemad)

    lol I found an article about the newsstand glitch and it works

    Step 1: Place any apps that you want to hide in the same folder and place that folder on the third page of the Home screen.

    Step 2: Place the Newsstand folder on the second page of the Home screen.

    Step 3: Use the newsstand to place the folder containing the apps you want to hide into the Newsstand folder. Again, to do this you need to be on the third page, tap the Home button, and immediately tap and hold on the folder containing the apps that you want to hide. After the screen goes to the first page, immediately swipe to the second page containing the Newsstand folder. If you see your device go into wiggle mode automatically, then it worked. From here, tap the Newsstand folder, and then press the Home button. The folder containing the apps that you would like to hide should now appear in the Newsstand folder. Please see our Newsstand glitch post for more details.

    Step 4: Next, you may either reboot your device, or to quickly respring your device. I recommend the respring glitch, because it’s much faster than waiting for your device to completely reboot.

    Step 5: Once your iPhone is back on the Home screen, check the Newsstand folder. The folder containing the apps should no longer be there. In fact, they won’t be found anywhere on the Home screen, as they are now completely hidden.

    Step 6: To recover your hidden apps, simply reboot your device, or run the respring glitch for a second time.

    it's not my credit of course

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