Camera is being used by another app in Windows 10? Try this

It is possible when trying to use the camera through an application on Windows. You’re prompted with an error saying: Camera is being used by another app. Well, you need not worry about this as we bring you a step by step guide to fix this error. All you’ve to do is read and follow the instructions and see if the error is fixed.

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Method to solve the error [camera is being used by another app]:

Change camera privacy settings:

  • Head over to settings and click on privacy
  • Then go to the camera and click on enable let all app use my camera and choose which apps can use the camera

 Run the troubleshooter

  • Head ver to Start menu and open Settings  
  • Then click on Update & Security and select Troubleshoot.
  • Select the type of troubleshooting you want to do.
  • Now choose Run the troubleshooter.

Disable firewall:

  • Move the cursor to the upper side of the screen.
  • After the Charms bar has opened, left-click on the Search button.
  • Now search firewall in the search box.
  • Next, open the Windows Firewall.
  • Left-click on the Turn Windows Firewall on or off button
  • Then enter the account as admin.
  • Now select the box saying Turn off Windows Firewall (not recommended) option.
  • Left-click on the OK button.
  • Now see if the camera is being used by another app or not.


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