Last Updated on Nov. 16, 2021 |Screen Mirroring
Can’t find your camera on the computer? Here’s how to fix it when your camera is not showing in the device manager.
When you purchase a nice webcam or camera to improve the video recording quality of your Windows PC, a problem that often comes with it is that the webcam or camera is not showing in the device manager on your computer. This may be due to multiple reasons, such as disabled access, driver update issues, etc. It’s annoying when such a problem occurs, as it may impact the use of your nice webcam/camera.
But don’t worry! We got this handled. In this article, you will learn about where your webcam/camera usually is in the Device Manager and how to solve the problem when it’s not there.
If you have connected your webcam/camera to your computer, it usually shows up under the “Cameras” category. However, there may be circumstances where it appears in other categories depending on your webcam/camera settings.
Therefore, when you can’t find your webcam/camera in the Device Manager, make sure to first check the categories of “Imaging devices” or “USB devices/USB device hub” before moving on to the methods below.
If you have checked the above categories under Device Manager and still don’t see your camera, you can proceed with the following methods to fix the problem.
Since your webcam/camera add-on is not a built-in component of your computer, it’s never redundant to check its connection with your computer, for example, wires, networks, etc. Sometimes, a seemingly hard technical problem may just be a simple connection issue.
If your webcam/camera is successfully connected, the next thing you need to check is the access settings on your computer. Sometimes, your camera is set by default as off before you allow access to it on your computer. Thus, you need to check this setting and enable camera access on your device. Here’s how:
After checking hardware connection and access control, it’s logical then to check the software. If the driver for your webcam/camera doesn’t automatically update or if you recently update your Windows system yet your software falls behind, the result may be your camera not showing in the Device Manager. In this case, you could check for driver updates in Settings:
If the above methods can’t solve the problem, Windows may be able to help! The troubleshooting function on Windows can help you identify issues with your webcam/camera. Follow the steps below to run the troubleshooter:
The last resort when you still can’t find your webcam/camera after all the methods above: you can manually add your webcam/camera to it. See the steps below:
If you are unsure of which option to choose, try one of them and proceed to the next step. When you can’t find your webcam in the following steps, go back to this step and try another option.
AnyMirror, as a powerful mirror tool, can mirror Android & iOS screens, audio, cameras, and microphone to the computer. It also can help you fix the camera not showing in the device manager issue by turning your phone’s camera into a flexibly movable HD webcam.
As long as you want, you can use your Android phone as a computer camera anytime and anywhere without technical requirements. Here are the main features of AnyMirror:
Now follow the detailed steps about mirroring your iPhone camera to computer on both Mac and Windows computers.
1. Download AnyMirror on Mac/Windows computer > Then double click on “anymirror-en-setup.exe” (“anymirror-en-mac.dmg” on Mac) to install it.
2. Then search AnyMirror in App Store and tap GET to download it on your iPhone/iPad.
1. Connect your iPhone with a USB cable (You can also connect your iOS device to computer via Wi-Fi) > Choose Camera Mirroring when you see this interface and tap on OK.
2. Choose Camera Mirroring mode at AnyMirror app on your iPhone > Select USB > Click the Camera Mirroring button on your computer > Choose iOS device on your computer.
When your iPhone is detected successfully by AnyMirror, your camera will be mirrored to the computer. You can freely switch the front or rear camera, and cast any scene you want.
If you use the Camera Mirror function for the first time, please grant Camera and Microphone permission on your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch
Have the above methods helped with your problem? Hope you can smoothly find and enjoy your webcam/camera now for your computer. Please comment below if you still have any questions relevant to this issue. Our help is on the way!
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