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iOS 18 lets you swap lock screen camera and flashlight buttons

by Hartley Charlton

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


Users can now swap the two controls at the bottom of the lock screen for another action of their choice. Shortcuts are available for functions such as Translation, Notes, Shazam music recognition, and more. The complete list of actions is as follows:

These new controls can also be accessed using the action button on 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 options to change the color of app icons and more. The first beta version of ‌iOS 18‌ for developers. is available now, with a public beta scheduled for July and an official release planned for the fall.

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