Introduction

Windows 10 camera and microphone permissions and virtual classroom – Step by Step instructions to select which applications can use your camera and microphone.

Some applications on Windows 10 need to access your camera and microphone devices in order to work as intended. Those programs will require your permission before they can access the webcam or your microphone. You can change these permissions in general since. Windows settings give you control over which programs are allowed or denied access. Some video-conference apps may prevent you from accessing the virtual classroom, if they are still running in the background and using your devices by default. Here’s how you can change that.

To choose which applications can use your camera and microphone. Click on the Windows Menu button which will open the Start Menu.

From the Start Menu select the Settings menu which is located directly above the Power button. 

Settings
Clicking the Settings menu will open the Windows Settings menu

Click on “Privacy”. You will see this menu

General settings
Change privacy options

Navigate to “Camera” to choose which apps can use your Camera.

In the Camera menu you can choose which programs can use your camera. To allow an application to use your Camera click on the slider for each individual application.

Camera settings
Choose which apps can access your camera

To choose which apps can use your Microphone navigate to “Microphone.

In the Microphone menu you can choose which apps can use your microphone. To allow an application to use your Microphone click on the slider for each individual application.

Once done adjusting your Camera and Microphone settings you can close the menu by clicking the button on the top right of the window.

microphone settings
Choose which apps can access your microphone

Was this article helpful?