Camera Not Working macOS Mojave – Skype/Google

Camera not working on macOS Mojave with Skype, Google Hangouts, Slack, or another application? It may just be a permissions issue, easily fixed by going into the System Preferences on your Mac. Read on to learn how to fix an error where an application doesn’t have permission to use the camera on macOS Mojave and later.

Time required for fix: < 2 minutes

Fix Camera Not Working macOS Mojave Permissions Error

  1. Open System Preferences by clicking the Apple icon in the very top left of your screen and then selecting System Preferences.
  2. In the window that opens, find Security & Privacy.
  3. Select the Privacy tab (A) and scroll down in the left-hand list to Camera (B).
  4. Applications allowed to use the built in camera of your Mac are listed on the right. Make sure that all applications have a check next to them (C). You may need to restart the application receiving new permissions and/or click the lock icon to authenticate and save your changes.
Guide on how to fix camera not working permissions error on macOS Mojave and above (Security & Privacy)
Follow the steps to fix camera not working permissions error on macOS Mojave by going to System Preferences and selecting Security & Privacy.

“There is no connected camera” error

If instead you’re getting the dreaded “There is no connected camera” FaceTime error (more prevalent on previous versions of Mac OS X), please instead follow our guide on the subject to hopefully re-enable the built in camera on your Mac.

Were you able to change the camera permissions by following this guide?

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