Updating the operating system to Windows 10 sometimes brings with it several problems. One thing that often happens is a malfunctioning webcam, both on the internal and external camera, on the laptop, you are using. Even though you only need to take a few steps to be able to use the webcam properly
So what are the steps that you can take to make the webcam work properly on Windows 10? Just look at the following Tips
Check out the camera settings on Windows 10
- The first step you need to do when the webcam doesn’t work on the Windows 10 operating system is to check the camera settings. You click Settings (Settings), then select the Privacy option, and click on the word Camera (Camera).
When the setting appears, make sure it says ‘Camera access for the device is on.’ If it doesn’t say anything, click the box that says ‘Change’ at the bottom and change the camera set to ‘On.’
After that, slide the cursor down to find the setting ‘Allows apps to access your camera.’ In this option, make i is ‘On.’ Then, it will appear all the applications on your computer. From there, you choose which application can access the webcam.
Oh yeah, to remind you of the list, it shows are applications that you can search on the Windows store. The default desktop applications will not be listed there. However, we can still use the webcam as long as it says “Camera access for the device is on” in this setting.
Make sure in other Windows 10 webcam is not turned off.
Settings for accessing the webcam are not only found on Windows 10 systems. By default, manage this device via the BIOS or the UEFI Firmware screen on some laptops. Usually, laptops in the business category have advantages like this. The reason is that the owner can disable the webcam more safely.
Not only that, but you also need to check the device Manager’ section. You will never be able to use a webcam if, in this setting, it turns out that the device is not activated. For that, of course, you have to start the webcam can be used properly.
Install or update the webcam driver on Windows 10.
The Windows 10 operating system usually has some drivers that will automatically install when a new device is connected. However, this does not always happen well or smoothly.
Therefore, you need to find the driver for the webcam by searching the internet and then downloading it. Usually, manufacturers with a good reputation always provide their product drivers for free download. So, try searching on the official website, download it, and then install the driver.
After found the webcam driver from the official site, you also need to see the driver’s release date; you must download the latest updated driver to run well on Windows 10.
Double-check the webcam hardware connection
If you have followed the steps above but your webcam is still inaccessible, be sure to double-check the hardware side as there may be loose cable connections or damage to the webcam assembly.
Like using a webcam that uses a USB connection, make sure the laptop’s USB port is in good condition. Also, try to unplug and plug it back into the USB port you are using.
For a camera embedded in a laptop, make sure that anything does not cover the camera. Just check the unit. Who knows if you forget to cover it with a sticker or other cover. Some laptops have made a built-in cover, and you may fail to slide it.
If you have done all the tips above and the webcam is still unusable, The main problem is that the camera you are using is damaged. So it’s a good idea to buy a new one and put it back in.
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