Camera doesn't work in Windows 10

Applies to: Windows 10

When your camera isn't working in Windows 10, it might be that the drivers are missing after a recent update. It's also possible that your anti-virus program is blocking the camera or your privacy settings don't allow camera access for some apps.

Before working through the possible solutions listed here, consider a system restart. If, for example, the Camera app doesn't work after Windows 10 resumes from sleep, restart Windows, and then reopen the Camera app.

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Changes you can make to get your camera working

Here's are some possibilities for finding out why your camera doesn’t work and how you can fix it. For best results, select the first heading to open it and then try the other possible fixes in the order presented.

More help

 If you'd like to learn about the basics of using the camera, see Camera app and webcams help