This is an issue that many users have been facing on every type of device, including desktops, laptops, and tablets, but it’s not a problem with the peripherals or a bug with version 1803 (although the new version has a good share of problems). Instead, it’s an issue that is happening as a result of new privacy changes which Microsoft is implementing with April 2018 Update that is revoking access to devices, such as microphone and camera. If you have been affected, you can quickly get your camera and microphone working again by adjusting the Windows 10 privacy settings. In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to allow apps access to your microphone and camera after upgrading to the Windows 10 April 2018 Update.

How to fix microphone not working on Windows 10

If after upgrading your device to the latest version of Windows 10 your microphone isn’t working, it’s likely a privacy setting problem. Here’s how you fix this: Once you’ve completed the steps, your applications will have access to your microphone. Microphone privacy settings Microphone access settings on Windows 10

How to fix camera not working on Windows 10

In the case the April 2018 Update is preventing apps from accessing your camera, then do the following to fix this issue: After completing the steps, apps should once again have access to your camera. Camara privacy settings Camera access settings on Windows 10 While there are a lot of good reasons to restrict access for certain apps to use your microphone and camera, the problem about this issue was purely miscommunication. If users should have been properly notified about the privacy settings changes, this shouldn’t have been an issue at all. If the problem you’re experiencing is not about access permissions, you can check this guide to troubleshoot and fix microphone on Windows 10. 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.