Fix Window 10 Camera Application | Something Went Wrong with Camera Application. I was trying to explore new settings options of Windows 10 in this blog series.
Today morning, when I started the camera application on Windows 10 laptop, it’s given me an error “Something Went Wrong.” I clicked the “OK” button, and the application itself got closed.
So how to fix the camera issue in Windows 10? Don’t worry; your webcam is intact in most of the cases 🙂
Fix Window 10 Camera Application | Something Went Wrong with Camera Application
I checked the “Setting” option; the settings option gives a universal appeal on all Windows 10 devices (Desktop, Laptop, and Mobile). Webcam settings (it’s truly part of privacy) options in Windows 10 are granular, and we can allow and deny webcam access to each application installed in the system.
How to Resolve Something Went Wrong issue with Web camera in Windows 10?
1) On your Windows 10 machine, Go to settings, click or tap on Privacy settings. Fix Window 10 Camera Application | Something Went Wrong with Camera Application?
2) Select the “Webcam” option from the left side menu of Privacy settings. When you click on the WEBCAM option on the right-side pane, you can see the switches which can be used to control Web Camera behavior within Windows 10 (for each specific application).
3) On the right side pane on Webcam settings in Windows 10 device, you can disable the camera for all the applications with “one-click.” Also, you can control the camera’s access for a particular application like Calendar, Camera, Lync, Mail, OneNote, People, Search, Skype, etc… These are very useful settings, and I felt this is a very useful option when I use Lync and some other applications.
Something Went Wrong with Camera Application Windows 10
In my scenario, the CAMERA application didn’t have access to use the WebCAM (in the above picture, you can see that the “Lets these apps use my webcam” option was turned off); hence the Camera application got failed.
I’ve been given access to Windows 10 camera application to use my webcam. How to do that? Just press and drag the button from left to right.
4. Now, launch the Camera application from Windows 10 start menu! Yes, it’s started working.
Anoop C Nair is Microsoft MVP! He is a Device Management Admin with more than 20 years of experience (calculation done in 2021) in IT. He is Blogger, Speaker, and Local User Group HTMD Community leader. His main focus is on Device Management technologies like SCCM 2012, Current Branch, and Intune. He writes about ConfigMgr, Windows 11, Windows 10, Azure AD, Microsoft Intune, Windows 365, AVD, etc.