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 phones. You can completely block web sites from using the camera or microphone to listen 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. In order to protect ourselves, we need to cautiously choose apps, browsers, and their access 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 give permission to Google search with microphone access which can help to do voice command search and block it for all other sites.

Basically, there are two important items that you need to very careful — camera and microphone.

How to Disable Camera Permission in Edge Android?

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 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 block the camera access to 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 every 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?

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 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 do not allow listening to any conversation without your consent. This will also block the voice search feature if any websites you search with a voice command.

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

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Kushal Azza
Kushal Azza
Fond of latest technologies and gadgets. I'm a digital dev and analytics consultant. Also, the geek behind this blog!

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