One of the most used functions today in any laptop is the camera. In addition to recording and taking photos, this tool allows us to make video calls and keep in touch with whoever we want. That is why, in this article, we will teach you how to set up a built-in webcam on Windows laptop.
With the steps and tips that we will give you below, you will not only be able to use the camera easily, but also get much more out of it to all the activities that you can carry out with it. You can even use it as a surveillance camera!
How to configure an integrated webcam on your Windows Laptop?
There is no doubt that anyone who owns a laptop wants to make the most of all the options it offers. Whether from the smallest, as perhaps a wallpaper, to the most useful functions, such as the camera itself.
And thanks to the large number of options offered by the Windows operating system, it is totally possible configure or edit operation of the camera built into our laptop or laptop.
Although this may sound a bit complicated at first glance, it is actually very easy to edit everything that has to do with the camera on your Windows laptop. For example, something you can do and it will be very useful, is to activate and deactivate it to your liking. Now we will show you how you can achieve it.
Steps to enable and disable the webcam on your Windows laptop
One of the most needed and useful functions in any type of webcam is that of be able to activate and deactivate it to our liking. And, thanks to everything that Windows allows us to do, we can do this with the webcam that our laptop has previously integrated. The steps to achieve this are:
- To get started, go to your laptop’s system settings, no matter what version of Windows you have at your disposal.
- Now, find the folder called “Privacy” and click to enter it.
- Click on the “Camera” section.
- There, you will find several functions that you can restrict to whom you want and at the time you want.
- Choose the option of “Activate or desactivate” depending on what you prefer to do.
That is all! If you follow all the steps that we gave you here to the letter, we assure you that you will achieve turn the camera on and off of your laptop to your liking and comfort. If you are not satisfied with the quality of the image, you can learn how to improve the quality of your webcam.
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Likewise, if you have problems when trying to configure it, for example that it flashes incessantly, we encourage you to go to the official Microsoft Support page for the help you may need.
Other methods to configure your webcam
There is more than one way that you can take more advantage of certain functions offered by the webcam of a Windows laptop. Another thing you can do to configure said camera is to go to the camera as such, as if you wanted to take a photo.
Right there, you can configure details like the photo quality you take, the size of the grid, the exposure, among other details that can greatly improve the image.
Another way in which you can configure the camera, is by allowing it to have access to the location and thus show where the photos or videos are taken.
You do this by going to “Settings”, then to the “Privacy” section and finally by clicking on the “Location” option. Activate the location service and then allow the camera access to it.
In this way, like some smartphones and other mobile devices, your laptop will show the location where the photos and videos have been taken with the camera of the same. This will make it easier for you to record videos with your webcam.
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We encourage you to continue learning about all your laptop options with Windows, and that you can enjoy everything you can do with your wonderful webcam.
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