How to change the webcam settings on Windows 10 or Windows 11

How to change the webcam settings on Windows 10 or Windows 11

To change the camera or webcam settings of your Windows PC, follow the steps below:

  1. Head to the Start menu search bar, type in 'camera,' and select the best match.
  2. From the settings menu, select the settings icon from the top-left corner.
  3. You can make all kinds of tweaks from here: be it the frame grid, photo quality, video quality, time-lapse, etc.

Apart from simply tweaking the settings of your camera, Windows also gives you the feature to tweak the privacy setting of your PC. Here's how:

  • Launch the settings by pressing the Windows Key + I together.
  • Select Privacy & security.
  • Select Camera from under the App Permissions tab.
  • Finally, make the relevant changes to your PC's privacy.

 

Your webcam settings can make or break your online video call experience. Thankfully, you can tweak your settings and pick a modification that is more suitable for your needs on Windows computers. In this article, we’ll look into how you can go about changing the webcam settings on your Windows. Let’s get started.

How to change the webcam settings on Windows

To tweak the webcam settings on your Windows, you first need to get into the camera settings first. Here’s how you can do that:

  1. Head to the Start menu search bar, type in ‘camera,’ and select the best match.
  2. The Camera will be launched. Now, select the settings icon from the top of the camera.
  3. A new Settings menu will be launched. From here, you can tweak almost all the things related to your camera settings: framing grid, photo quality, time-lapse, and so on.

camera settings

These are some of the ways of tweaking your webcam camera settings on both Windows computers. But this definitely isn't all there is to it, of course. You also have some sway over your privacy while you use the camera; all you have to do is access the privacy settings of your webcam and make the changes from there. Let’s see how.

How to change the privacy settings of your webcam

For changing your webcam’s privacy settings, you’ll first have to head to the Settings menu. Here’s how.

  • Launch the Windows Settings by pressing the Windows Key + I.
  • Now select Privacy & security.
  • Select Camera from under the App permissions tab.

Here, you’ll find a host of privacy settings you can pick from and make changes to. For instance, you can choose the apps that have permission to access your camera, as you see from the list below.

camera privacy settings

Simply toggle on or toggle off the app you want your camera to have access to. Or, alternatively, you can also disable the camera for all apps by toggling off the switch for Camera access.

If you're Windows, the steps will be only slightly different. Head to Settings and select Privacy > Camera.

camera settings

Similar to Windows 11 above, you can make changes to camera's settings from here.

Tweaking the camera settings on a Windows PC

If you’re a modern worker of the 21st century, you’ve almost always had to use a camera or a webcam on your PC; this has become doubly true since the Covid crisis began a few years back, which has markedly brought almost all professional teams to one communication app or the other.

Whether you’re using Teams, Zoom or Skype, the settings suitable for your webcam or camera are a must for a seamless video call experience.

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