Every Windows PC has a mic, camera, and location features that aid us in different situations. In this guide, we show you how you can find which apps are using camera, mic, and location services on Windows 11.
Privacy is the biggest concern in the digital era. We might have seen or come across people who have taped their webcams or disable mics of their PC. The use we have for the technology is too high and the trust we have in it is too low in terms of privacy. It is normal for anyone to track the usage of camera, mic, and location on their PC. Everyone should know which apps and programs on their PC are using these services and for how much time. Windows 11 has that feature that lets us know their usage and the apps used them.
How to know which app is using Camera, Mic and Location on Windows 11
Knowing which apps are using the camera, mic, and location service on Windows 11 is a simple process.
- Open the Settings app
- Click on Privacy & security
- Scroll down to App permissions
- Click on Location or Camera or Microphone
Let’s get into the details of the process.
Open the Settings app on your PC from the Start menu or using the Win+I keyboard shortcut. On the Settings app, click on Privacy & security in the left sidebar.
On the Privacy & security page, scroll down to find the App permissions section. Under the App permissions, you can see Location, Camera, Microphone, and other tabs. Click on any tab from the list to see its usage.
If you have clicked on the Camera tab, you will see if the camera is enabled, which app used the camera, when was it last accessed, etc. If you don’t want a certain app to use the camera, you can toggle the button beside the app to turn off the camera access to it.
In the same way, you can see the usage of Location and Microphone services and turn off the access.
How do I find out what app is using my microphone?
You can find out which app is using your microphone on PC by going to the Settings and then to Privacy & security. On the Privacy & security page, you can find the Microphone tab under the App permissions section. If you click on the Microphone tab, you can find the usage and the apps which are using it.
How do I find out what app is using my camera?
Finding which app is using the camera on your PC is a simple process. You can find detailed data in the Privacy & security setting of your PC. You can follow the above-mentioned steps and find the usage.
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