Windows 10: Why is my camera app not working properly?

Discus and support Why is my camera app not working properly? in Windows 10 Gaming to solve the problem; The camera light doesn’t turn on when I open the camera app, and it just displays a black screen. There is no error message and when I click the button... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Gaming' started by Rosa Lee NZ, Apr 19, 2024.

  1. Why is my camera app not working properly?


    The camera light doesn’t turn on when I open the camera app, and it just displays a black screen. There is no error message and when I click the button to take a picture, it works. I just can’t see the preview - for either photo or video. I restarted my computer, made sure my camera was allowed access to the camera app, checked for updates, and reset the camera app. My camera works fine on other apps like Facebook messenger, Discord, etc. From reading other entries in the Windows Community it's clear I'm not the only one experiencing this issue - it sounds like it was a recent update that caus

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    Rosa Lee NZ, Apr 19, 2024
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  2. Windows Camera app not working properly

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    I understand that the Camera app stops recording and I will be happy to answer your query.

    First of all, I would suggest you to run the inbuilt troubleshooter and check if it helps. Right click on Start>control panel>type troubleshooting in the top right search tab> Select View All from the right column> select Windows Store Apps> follow the onscreen
    prompts.

    If this does not help then follow the steps listed below:

    You may try to uninstall the apps using Windows PowerShell and reinstall using Windows store.

    Follow the below steps to uninstall the Camera app.

    • Open the Start menu, type Windows PowerShell in the search bar.
    • Right click on the Windows PowerShell and select Run as administrator.
    • Enter the below command to reinstall the Camera app.
    get-appxpackage *Microsoft.WindowsCamera* | remove-appxpackage

    Note: After performing the above steps, install the Camera app form the Windows store.

    You may check the functionality of the camera app after reinstalling the camera app.

    Also, see: Camera app and webcams help

    How to use the Camera app - Microsoft Support

    (Applies to Windows 10 as well).

    Hope this information is helpful. Please feel free to reply in case you face any other issues with Windows in future.
     
    Niranjan Manjhi, Apr 19, 2024
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  3. Camera App in Windows 10 not Working Properly

    Hi Keith,

    We appreciate you for being a part of Windows 10.

    I suggest you to uninstall and reinstall the camera app as you have already tried to update the latest drivers from Microsoft.

    You may try to uninstall the apps which came inbuilt with Windows 10 using Windows PowerShell and reinstall using Windows store. Follow the below steps to uninstall the Camera app.


    • Open the Start menu, type
      Windows PowerShell
      in the search bar.

    • Right click on the Windows PowerShell and select
      Run as administrator.

    • Enter the below command to reinstall the Camera app.

      get-appxpackage *Microsoft.WindowsCamera* | remove-appxpackage
    Note: After performing the above steps, install the Camera app form the Windows store.

    You may check the functionality of the camera app after reinstalling the camera app.

    I hope the above information helps. Kindly let us know if you need any further assistance with Windows. We are glad to assist you.

    Thank you.
     
    Kiran Kishore, Apr 19, 2024
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  4. Why is my camera app not working properly?

    camera not working

    If you have the camera connected to the computer, I would suggest that you disconnect the camera and then try to open the Camera app.



    If the camera app opens, follow the steps below:

    • Press “Windows key + C” from your keyboard to open “Charms bar”.
    • Select “Settings” option.
    • Select “Permissions” option.
    • Turn on “Allow this app to access your: Webcam and Microphone” option.
    • Lose the app by pressing “Alt key + F4” from your keyboard.
    • Reopen the Camera app.
    • Connect your camera and then check how this app works.
    Goodluck!
     
    Gina_on_the_thread, Apr 19, 2024
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