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Configure Camera and Microphone access in Safari on iPhone & iPad

Do you want to block camera and microphone access in Safari app? Learn how to manage site permissions to protect your privacy while browsing.

Safari browser offers the option to customize the camera and microphone access permissions for sites. You can also completely block access to these sensitive services for all sites.

However, you can also enable the permission request to ask whether the camera and microphone access should be granted.

In this guide, we have shared the steps to configure the camera and microphone permissions to the websites in the Safari app.

Configure Camera Access to Sites

You can easily block permissions for camera access requested from the website. Here are the steps to block:

  1. Open the Settings app on the iPhone or iPad.
  2. Scroll down and choose Safari from Settings.
  3. From Safari Settings, tap on the Camera option.
  4. Choose the option Deny to block all the websites requesting the camera permission.
    Ask Camera permission for website on Safari iOS iPadOS

It will completely block the safari camera’s access to any website and will not allow even the permission to ask whether to allow or block the same. This will have minimal impact on the website usage based on your use.

Manage Microphone Permission and Access

You can similarly block permission for microphone access requested from the website on the Safari browser for iOS or iPadOS.

  1. Open the Settings app on the iPhone or iPad.
  2. Scroll down and choose Safari from the Settings page.
  3. From Safari Settings, tap on the Microphone option.
  4. Choose the option Deny to block all the websites requesting microphone permission.
    Ask Microphone permission on Safari iPhone and iPad

It will completely block the microphone access to any website and not even allow safari permissions to allow or not. This will block the voice command search feature within the Safari browser when using Google Voice search.

Bottom Line

Based on the requirement, you can allow or block camera and microphone access. By default, the permission is set to block.

However, you can toggle the button to allow the camera and microphone. You can also set permission to Ask every time.

Similarly, you can allow or block camera and microphone permissions in Safari on Mac. It will set as default permissions for all the websites on the browser.

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Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza is a Google Certified IT Professional, Digital Content Creator, and Go-To Digital Marketer with Engineering Degree. He has over a decade of experience solving tech problems, troubleshooting, and innovating digital solutions. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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