How to Enable Camera Access on Instagram

Can’t use your camera when you open Instagram? Don’t stress, we have the solution. Here’s how to enable camera access on Instagram.

Enable Camera Access on Instagram

You can’t become Instagram famous if you aren’t able to take pics on the app. Some phones have privacy settings that make taking photos for IG incredibly annoying. Luckily, we have a solution that works for Android and iOS devices. Continue reading to learn how to enable camera access on Instagram. 

How to Enable Camera Access on Instagram

To enable camera access on Instagram for iOS: 

  1. Tap the ⚙️Settings icon. 
  2. Scroll down and tap Privacy
  3. Tap Camera
  4. Toggle Instagram on. 
  5. Tap the ⚙️Settings icon. 
  6. Scroll down to the Apps section and tap Instagram
  7. Toggle the Camera option On

To enable camera access on Instagram for Windows: 

  1. Tap the ⚙️Settings icon. 
  2. Hit Apps
  3. Tap Instagram
  4. Tap Permissions
  5. Hit Camera.  
  6. Select Allow only while using the app.

And there you have it! You should now be able to use your camera with Instagram. 

If these methods don’t work, visit the Google Play or iOS App stores and see if your Instagram app needs to be updated. 

Some users have reported that simply powering on and off their device works for them, so try it if the above solution doesn’t work. 

FAQ

Why can’t I enable my camera on Instagram?  

There are a few reasons why you might not be able to enable your camera on Instagram. One possibility is that your Instagram doesn’t have the proper permissions. It’s also possible that the Instagram app is not up to date. 

How do I see app permissions on Iphone? 

To see app permissions on your iPhone, go to Settings -> Privacy. From there, you can see which apps have access to which types of data. 

Why is camera restricted? 

The camera might be restricted because of settings in your Settings>Privacy.   

How do I enable microphone access on Instagram on iPhone? 

To enable microphone access on Instagram on your iPhone, go to Settings -> Privacy -> Microphone. From there, you can enable microphone access for Instagram.

 Why is my phone camera not working? 

There are a few reasons why your phone camera might not be working. One possibility is that your phone doesn’t have the proper permissions. It’s also possible it’s a hardware issue. 

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