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My Mac camera/ microphone not working

How to troubleshoot audio/ video in Macbook, to access FLOOR

Mini Chaturvedi avatar
Written by Mini Chaturvedi
Updated over a week ago

If your camera or mic is not working on Macbook, kindly refer to the steps below to troubleshoot and do audio/ video settings on your laptop:

Step 1: Refresh your browser

  • Soft Refresh: CMD + R

  • Hard Refresh: CMD + SHIFT + R

Step 2: Check to make sure you are using a compatible device and browser. Check for the list of compatible devices and browsers here

Step 3: Confirm the Microphone/ Camera settings for your browser

Step 4: Allow your browser to access your computer's Microphone and Camera

For MacOS 10.14 (Mojave) or above users:

In MacOS Mojave, Apple has introduced some system-level privacy controls for your mic and camera. These are great for privacy, but it is possible that your browser was mistakenly blocked from accessing your mic and cam. You can check on this and allow your browser to access your mic and cam from the Security & Privacy section in your System Preferences.

Refer to the below steps for the same:

1. Open up System Preferences

2. Click on the 'Security & Privacy' section

3. Select the 'Privacy' tab

4. Click on 'Camera' from the list of options, and tick the box next to the browser you are using to allow access (make sure this is a FLOOR supported browser)

5. Repeat Step 4 for your 'Microphone'

6. After doing this, restart your browser for the updates

For MacOS 10.13 (High Sierra) and earlier users:

If you use an older version of MacOS, there are no system level controls for your camera, and instead MacOS will default to the settings on the application level. However if your mic selection isn't sticking, there is a system level control for your mic. Here's how you can adjust this:

1. Open up System Preferences

2. Click on 'Sound' and then select the Input tab

3. This area will list all input devices that are available, select the device you would like to use for Input

Step 5: Check for Audio Inputs and Outputs on your Device

You also need to check that the right audio inputs and outputs are selected in the settings, here's how you can check this:

1. Open up System Preferences

2. Click on 'Sound'

3. Click on the Output tab and select the desired output option from the list

4. Click on Input tab and select the Input you want from the list

Step 6: Confirm Camera and Audio Inputs and Outputs on FLOOR

If your computer has multiple screens or you use different audio devices to record or listen, you may have selected a different audio input or output by accident. Thus, you now need to pick the right one to work with FLOOR

1. Click the troubleshoot icon in the upper right corner of your screen

2. Select the desired Audio Input and Output from the dropdown menu under Microphone

3. Select the desired Webcam Source from the dropdown menu under Camera

Step 7: Disable Anti-Virus Software

If none of the methods above work, check if there is antivirus software enabled, if there is, temporarily disable it and then refresh the page to see if the camera or microphone is working when the antivirus software is disabled.

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