How to reset webcam settings in Windows 10

You can reset webcam settings in Windows 10 starting with build 21354, which is part of the upcoming 21H2 update. Microsoft has added system-level options to Windows 10 for that.

A new section with webcam settings provides users with many options. For example, you can adjust brightness, contrast, orientation and other characteristics depending on the capabilities of a particular webcam model. Moreover, these options allow you to disable the camera in Windows 10, add a new one or manage existing ones.

Before proceeding directly to the tutorial chapter, it should be noted that the new options are currently only available in Windows 10 build 21354 and newer. These builds are part of the upcoming Windows 10 21H2 update. You can check the Windows version on your computer using the Win + R key combination and the winver command.

This tutorial will show you how to reset your webcam settings using the Settings app options on Windows 10.

Reset webcam settings in Windows 10

  1. Open Windows Settings.
  2. Go to Devices> Cameras.
  3. Find the webcam you need in the list and left-click on it.
  4. Select Configure.Reset webcam settings  - Configure button
  5. On the next page, scroll down and click the Restore defaults button. Windows will apply the default settings without additional warning or action.Reset Webcam Settings In Windows 10

By the way, if you are having problems with the webcam in Windows 10, you can also run a simple troubleshooting wizard here. To do this, click on the Troubleshoot button.

Click On The Troubleshoot Button

Windows will run a series of checks and suggest fixes if problems are found. You can also troubleshoot webcam problems in Windows 10 under Windows Settings> Update & Security> Troubleshoot> Advanced troubleshooters> Camera.

Advanced Troubleshooters Camera

Done. Now you know how to set up a webcam in your Windows 10 device, how to reset webcam settings, and how to troubleshoot your webcam if you have some problems with it settings. That is a great addition to the OS made by Microsoft in the 21H2 release.

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Author: The MFTNEXT Team

The MSFTNEXT project is a small team of authors who love to engage with the latest technology and gadgets. Being passionate Windows bloggers, we are happy to help others fix their system issues.

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