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How to Enable or Disable Camera in Windows 10

From a privacy point of view, you may want to disable Camera in Windows 10. We will review two methods of how it can be done. Almost all modern portable devices come with a camera these days. Laptops and tablets come with webcams and 2-in-1s like Surface come with dual cameras. Windows 10 ships with a Camera app for all essential functionality related to capturing video or pictures. Skype calls, various online services, Win32 apps and Universal apps can access your camera.

Enable or Disable Camera On Off OSD Notifications in Windows 10

How to Enable or Disable Camera On Off OSD Notifications in Windows 10

When a web camera is used by some app on your Desktop PC, tablet, or laptop, its LED indicator turns on by default to notify you that the camera is in use. However, in some situations you might not notice the LED light. For example, it can be just broken, covered with something, or when the LED notification is disabled by you or a third-party.

Backup and Restore Camera Settings in Windows 10

Windows 10 has a Store app (Universal Windows Platform) called "Camera". It provides a quick way to capture photos. Just point and shoot to take pictures automatically. The same camera experience is available across Windows 10 PCs, tablets, and phones. If your device comes with a built-in camera or you have connected a webcam, you can use the Camera app. It is possible to backup and restore its options. This is very useful, because you can restore them when required or transfer them to another PC or user account.

Prevent Apps from Accessing Camera in Windows 10

Almost all modern devices come with a camera these days. Laptops and tablets come with webcams and 2-in-1s like Surface come with dual cameras. Windows 10 ships with a Camera app for all essential functionality related to capturing video or pictures. Skype calls, various online services, Win32 apps and Universal apps can access your camera. From a privacy point of view, it is a good idea to control which of your installed apps have access to the camera and revoke permissions if that app does not really need camera access for its core function. Here is how it can be done.

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