Although almost every camera includes an LED indicator as a security measure to let you know that the device is turned on and being accessed by an application, Windows 11 also includes a software indicator to notify you when the built-in camera or USB webcam is powered on or off. However, the feature is disabled by default, and you must enable it manually through the Registry (via Neowin) if you want an extra privacy warning. This guide will teach you the steps to enable the camera software indicator on Windows 11.

Enable Camera indicator on Windows 11

To enable the Camera privacy indicator, use these steps: After you complete the steps, every time the Camera turns on or off, an “Camera” indicator will pop up to let you know the status of the peripheral.

If you want to undo the changes, you can use the same steps outlined above, but in step 4, change the value of the NoPhysicalCameraLED key from 1 to 0. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.