Webcam Not Working Windows 10

A Webcam is a video or digital camera device that enables you to interact with your favorite people through a video call or pictures. Some computers/laptops come with built-in Webcams. After setting your computer or laptop successfully, you can start using the video camera device by double-clicking on its icon.

If your device doesn’t have a built-in Webcam, you can install an external one. Connect the Webcam (compatible one) to your computer or laptop using a USB cable. After doing that, install the necessary drivers on your device to use Webcam as per your needs.

Setting up and using Webcam in Windows 10 is pretty easy. However, some users have reported that “Webcam Not Working Windows 10.” If you’re also facing this Webcam problem with your computer, scroll down this page to know the causes and solutions to resolve it.

Webcam not working in Windows 10 - 5 quick and simple methods to fix it

Before going into the troubleshooting solutions, let’s see the causes of this issue.


Generally, a webcam will not work properly, if:

  • It (for external Webcam) is not connected properly
  • The driver is outdated, or you have installed the wrong or incompatible driver on your computer
  • The computer’s settings are misconfigured
  • The Webcam software is disabled or hidden

Troubleshooting solutions

Perform the following troubleshooting methods one by one to fix the Windows 10 Webcam issue. After performing each method, check if the Webcam is working. If the Webcam is not working again on your Windows 10 computer, perform the next method.

Reconnect Webcam

  • For an external Webcam to work properly, it should be connected securely to your computer.
  • So, as the first step of troubleshooting the Windows 10 Webcam problem, check whether the USB cable from the camera to your computer is connected securely.
  • If not, unplug and reconnect the cable.
  • Replace the cable if necessary.
  • Turn off and on the Webcam again if necessary.

Using a different USB port

  • Connecting the device to a wrong or damaged port can also lead to these kinds of problems.
  • Check whether you have connected the device to the correct/working USB port. If not, connect it to a different port.

Restart your Windows 10 computer

  • A quick restart can resolve the hidden bugs on your computer.
  • Now, click on the Windows icon in the taskbar.
  • Select the Power button followed by Restart.
  • Followed By Restart
  • Now, check if the Webcam is working.

Update Windows 10

  • In some cases, running an outdated firmware or driver can also lead to these kinds of problems.
  • Check and update your Windows 10 computer.
  • To do so, open the Settings app.
  • Select Update & Security.
  • Click Windows Update > Check for updates.
  • Click Windows Update
  • After updating your computer, connect the Webcam to it and check if it is working.

Modifying the privacy settings

  • The privacy and app settings that you have configured on your computer can also block the app from accessing the connected Webcam.
  • Check and modify the privacy settings.
  • Click on the Privacy option on the Settings app screen of your Windows 10 computer.
  • Select Camera.
  • Ensure that your Webcam is turned on.
  • Now, click the toggle button below the “Allow apps to access your camera” section.
Allow Apps To Access Your Camera

Now, check if the Webcam is working.

Contact us if the Webcam Not Working Windows 10 even after performing the above solutions.