How to Disable Camera and Microphone Access in Edge Android?

Learn how to disable the phone camera and microphone access in Microsoft Edge for Android. You can completely block sites from using without your permission.

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, storages, and 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 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. Scroll down to the Site settings option, and tap on it.
  5. Choose the Camera options from the list.
  6. Within Camera options, tap on Advanced settings to option App info screen.
  7. Select the App Permissions tab.
  8. 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 if 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. Scroll down to the Site settings option, and tap on it.
  5. Choose the Microphone options from the list.
  6. Within Microphone options, tap on Advanced settings to option App info screen.
  7. Select the App Permissions tab within the App info screen.
  8. 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 switch 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 the 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.

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?

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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