How Do I Access Video Camera on MacBook Pro?

If you’re a MacBook Pro user and looking to access the video camera, you’re in the right place. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to access the video camera on your MacBook Pro.

Step 1: Check Your System Preferences

The first step is to check your system preferences. You can do this by clicking on the Apple logo at the top left of your screen and selecting “System Preferences” from the dropdown menu.

Step 1.1: Click on Security & Privacy

Once you’re in System Preferences, click on “Security & Privacy” icon.2: Click on Camera

Next, click on “Camera” from the list of options available on your screen.3: Check if Camera Access is Allowed for Your App

Check if camera access is allowed for your app by looking at the list of apps that have requested camera access. If you see your app listed there and it’s marked with a checkmark, then it has camera access. If not, click on the checkbox next to it to allow access.

Step 2: Open Your App

Once you’ve allowed camera access for your app, open it up and check if you can see yourself through the video camera.

Step 3: Troubleshooting Tips

If you still can’t access your video camera after following these steps, try these troubleshooting tips:

  • Restart your MacBook Pro.
  • If using an external camera, make sure it’s properly connected.
  • If using an app other than FaceTime or Photo Booth, make sure that app has permission to use your camera.
  • If none of these steps work, try resetting your SMC (System Management Controller) by following the instructions on Apple’s support website.


Accessing your video camera on MacBook Pro is a simple process that can be done by adjusting your system preferences and allowing access to your app. By following the steps outlined in this tutorial, you should now be able to access your camera with ease. If you’re still having issues, try the troubleshooting tips we provided or contact Apple support for further assistance.