How to Enable or Disable Camera on Windows 11?

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Most Windows notebooks have a dedicated camera that you can use for video calling or other purposes. If you are using Windows 11 PC, you can manage your Camera from the built-in Settings app. Using the Settings app; you can enable or disable your webcam or even network cameras.

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You can find the Cameras settings page on Windows 11 in the “Bluetooth & devices” section that has all kinds of settings that lets you manage devices, including USB, webcam, and even network cameras.

In this gearupwindows article, you will learn to enable or disable the Camera on your Windows 11 machine.

How to Disable Camera in Windows 11 Settings?

To disable the Camera using Windows 11 Settings, do these steps:-

Step 1. Open Windows 11 Settings app.

Step 2. Then, click on Bluetooth & devices on the left side.

Step 3. Next, click the Cameras tab on the right pane.

Step 4. Here, under the “Connected cameras” section, you will see all the cameras, including the built-in and network cameras. Click on a camera entry you want to disable.

Step 5. Finally, click the Disable button to disable the camera on your PC. Here, you can also click the Troubleshoot button if your camera is not working properly.

Step 6. When prompted, click on the Yes button to disable it.

How to Enable Camera in Windows 11 Settings?

To enable the Camera using Windows 11 Settings, do these steps:-

Step 1. Open Windows 11 Settings app.

Step 2. Then, click on Bluetooth & devices on the left side.

Step 3. Next, click the Cameras tab on the right pane.

Step 4. Here, under the “Disabled cameras” section, you will find all the cameras you disabled earlier, including the built-in and network cameras. Click on the Enable button beside a camera entry you want to enable and use.

How to Disable Camera in Windows using Device Manager?

Follow these steps to disable the Camera through Device Manager in Windows 11:-

Step 1. First, open device manager.

Step 2. Then, expand Imaging devices.

Step 3. Here, right-click on the Camera entry and select the Disable device option.

Step 4. Finally, click the Yes button to disable the chosen camera.

How to Enable Camera in Windows using Device Manager?

Follow these steps to disable the Camera through Device Manager in Windows 11:-

Step 1. First, open device manager.

Step 2. Then, expand Imaging devices.

Step 3. Here, right-click on the disabled Camera entry and select the Enable device option.

That’s it.

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