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How to Disable Camera and Microphone Access in Edge Android?

Permissions given to any sites must be monitored very carefully, especially some sensitive permissions such as Cameras and microphones. Initially, these permissions should be disabled in the browsers. To disable the Camera and microphone permission in Edge Android, you need to tap on the three dots at the bottom and open the Privacy and security options. From their go-to Site Permissions and tap on Camera or microphone and toggle the button to disable permissions.

There are been a lot of reports online every day about the leaked private video clippings and sounds. This has been one of the major concerns of every individual. To protect ourselves, we need to cautiously choose apps, browsers, and their permissions within the phone.

In Microsoft Edge, by default, it requests permission to access phone cameras, microphones, sounds, storage, and a few others. But you can also limit access at the individual site level. For example, you can permit Google search with microphone access which can help to do voice command search and block it for all other sites.

The day before yesterday, my mother was watching the news on the television wherein they were broadcasting the news of a data leak that resulted in the suicide of the victim. It made my mother very scared and she immediately asked me to provide a solution to this!

Related: How to Disable Camera and Microphone Access in Edge Computer?

There are two important items that you need to be very careful of — camera and microphone.

How to Disable Camera Permission in Edge Android?

If a malicious website is provided with camera permission, it can record or capture videos without our consent which is quite dangerous. It is better if we know how the Microsoft edge camera permission works.

Hence, it’s always safe to share permission to authentic sites if only needed, and block the rest of the website’s permission.

Here are the steps to block the camera access for all the websites in Edge Android:

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge for Android browser.
  2. Tap on horizontal 3dots icon the menu for options.
  3. Select the Settings menu from the options list.
  4. Tap on the Privacy and Security option.
  5. Scroll down and tap on Site Permissions. 
  6. Choose the Camera options from the list.
  7. Toggle the button to turn off the Camera permission to Microsoft Edge for Android.

Camera and Microphone Blocked in Edge Android

This will disable the camera android for all the websites including the Edge browser. Hence, no website will be able to watch your camera without permission.

By default, this permission is disabled, however, in case you’ve ever enabled it then you can follow the above steps to disable the camera for the Edge browser app.

How to Block Microphone Access in Edge Android?

Just like the camera, the Microphone is another area where privacy invasion can happen quickly. The microphone helps in the recording of the voice and phishing sites can misuse these recordings.

Having said that, it’s always safe to block microphone access and limit to only selected websites. The Microsoft edge microphone permission can let you do that.

Here are the steps to disable microphone access to the sites in Edge Android:

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge for Android browser.
  2. Tap on horizontal 3dots icon the menu for options.
  3. Select the Settings menu from the options list.
  4. Tap on the Privacy and Security option.
  5. Scroll down and tap on Site Permissions. 
  6. Choose the Microphone options from the list.
  7. Toggle the button to turn off the Microphone permission.

Camera and Microphone permission disabled for Edge browser

This will block the Microphone permission to all the sites and won’t allow listening to any conversation without your consent. This will also block the voice search feature for any websites that use a voice command.

Just like the Camera, Microphone access is also disabled in the edge microphone settings. However, you can enable or disable the Microphone access by switching the toggle button in the App info screen for the Edge browser app.

Bottom Line: Edge Android Camera and Microphone

It’s always better to share limited permission with websites that are not authentic or credible. I blocked permission for microphones and cameras for all the sites irrespective of their status.

Having said that, there are several frauds and ransom cases registered with cyber police. Do not fall prey to all these scams and keep your privacy strong.

Since I knew this feature, I also helped my mother set up the same for her Edge browser. I taught her how to use the Microsoft edge camera settings as well as microphone settings well. Also, if you want to use the camera or microphone on any site, you can enable these features, and once your work is done set it back to the initial one.

Similarly, we can also disable the camera and microphone in the edge computer browser. This will block the camera permissions and microphone permission for all the sites on your computer browser.

Have you blocked the camera and microphone on your Edge browser? Which is the recent site that you’ve enabled access to these services?

FAQs

How to disable Camera Permission in Edge Android?

If you want to disable the Camera permission in Edge Android, then tap on the three dots at the bottom of the screen and then go to the settings. From their open Privacy and Security>Site Permissions>Camera. Finally, toggle the button on to disable the Camera Permission.

How to Block Microphone Access in Edge Android?

If you want to block the Microphone Access in Edge Android, tap on the three dots and then open Settings>Privacy and Security> Site Permissions> microphones. At last, toggle on the button to block the microphone access.

What are the steps to enable the Camera in Edge Android?

The major steps to enable the Camera permission in Edge Android starts from tapping on the three dots at the bottom. Next, tap on Settings> Privacy and Settings>Site Permissions>Camera and then finally toggle the button to enable Camera permission.

Lastly, here are the recommended web browsers for your computer and mobile phone that you should give a try.

WindowsMacOSiOSAndroidLinux
Chrome WindowsChrome MacChrome iOSChrome AndroidFirefox Linux
Firefox WindowsSafari MacSafari iOSEdge AndroidChrome Linux
Edge WindowsFirefox MacEdge iOSSamsung InternetEdge Linux

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