How to Disable/ Turn OFF Your Webcam in Windows 10

It is quite essential that a PC has a webcam installed in order to aid its user make video calls, taking selfies, playing online games and a lot more but the webcam should turn on per user request.

The features listed above are quite cool but do you know there's a potential for malware to spy on you with your webcam?
However, if you feel that your webcam is been triggered by some apps and services to steal certain information about you without your notice? Well, you can take control of your webcam and simply turn it OFF on your Windows 10 PC.

Below is a quick guide on how to Turn OFF your webcam in Windows 10.

How to Turn OFF Your Webcam in Windows 10

  1. Go to Device Manager by typing device manager from the Start Menu
  2. Navigate to Cameras or Imaging Option under the Device manager, 
  3. Expand the cameras or Imaging option
  4. Right-Click on the Integrated Webcam option and select Disable Device
  5. Click Yes to confirm the change
Once the above steps are completed successfully then launch your camera from the start menu. The camera shouldn't be working anymore.

You can also Enable the Webcam Device by navigating thru Device Manager > Camera > Enable Integrated Webcam Device.

That's all for now.

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