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Disable Camera and Microphone access to Sites in the Brave on a Computer

Do you need to disable camera and microphone access in the Brave browser? Ensure privacy by controlling access from sites on your computer.

The camera and microphone are integral to web browser permissions that are often misused. Access to the camera and microphone should only be allowed to genuine websites that need permission.

The Brave browser has settings to control and disable access to these services and restrict access to limited sites.

In this guide, we have shared the steps to restrict camera and microphone access permission in the Brave browser.

Disable the Camera Access to Sites

You can easily prevent a website from accessing your camera or enable a website to use by going to the site settings or through the browser settings.

  1. Launch the Brave browser on a computer.
  2. Click on the More horizontal 3-bar icon menu and select the Settings sub-menu from the list.
    Brave browser Settings menu option
  3. Switch to the Privacy and Security tab in the left panel from the browser settings page.
  4. Select the Site and shield settings on the page that appears.
    Sites and shield Settings on Brave Computer browser
  5. Click on Camera under Permissions to access the Camera Settings.
    Camera Permissions on Brave browser Settings page
  6. Select Don’t allow sites to use your camera option.
    Do not allow the sites to use camera on Brave browser

It will immediately disable the camera access and request permission for all the websites.

Disable the Microphone Permissions

The Brave browser has the option to customize the services for the Microphone. We can allow or disable the microphone for all the websites.

  1. Launch the Brave app in computer.
  2. Click on the More horizontal 3-bar icon menu and select the Settings sub-menu from the list.
    Brave browser Settings menu option
  3. Switch to the Privacy and Security tab in the left panel from the browser settings page.
  4. Select the Site and shield settings on the page that appears.
    Sites and shield Settings on Brave Computer browser
  5. Click on Microphone under Permissions to access the microphone settings.
    Microphone Permission tab on Brave browser
  6. Select Don’t allow sites to use your microphone option.
    Do not allow the sites to use the Microphone on Brave computer

It will disable the Microphone service for all the websites and block the pop-up requesting phone permission.

Manage Camera and Microphone Access to Individual Sites

The Brave browser allows managing the camera and microphone access for individual sites. We can visit the site settings and block the respective services.

  1. Launch the Brave app on the computer.
  2. Open the website on which you want to disable the camera and microphone access.
  3. Click the Padlock padlock icon in the address bar and select the Site settings menu.
    Site Settings on Brave browser Computer Address barYou will see all the Permission lists available for the sites.
  4. Find Camera and Microphone, and select Block from the drop-down list.
    Microphone access permission for Site Settings on Brave browser

It will block or allow the services according to settings changed on the Permissions page for the open website.

Bottom Line

You can manage camera and microphone settings on the Brave browser to block or allow access. The browser’s or site settings can be changed to allow or block access.

The browser also offers the option to customize the permissions per site from the Site Settings options.

Apart from the microphone and camera, you can also customize the sound permissions in the Brave 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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