11 Solutions for Google Meet Camera Failure

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Thanks to Google for including the mighty conferencing feature known as Google Meet in Gmail (and separate app). It is a well-developed application with a perfect user interface and easy to use features. It has made its place in the world due to its best conferencing solutions. A user with a Gmail account can easily use Google Meet for meeting with one tap.

However, it is one of the most reliable applications out there for staying at home and get things done with one-tap access to a meeting in your office or other places. Moreover, there are still some bugs like its camera failure. Most users experience issues while opening their camera in the Google Meet and it’s getting failed to pick up and use the camera. But don’t worry we have got several fixes for them.

I know you are here because you have problems with your Google Meet camera options. That is why, in this article, I will show 10 different solutions to fix the problem and make the camera work in Google Meet as normal. Well, why wasting time, let’s get have a look at these 10 solutions below and fix the issue.

Fix Google Meet Camera Failed Problems

For your information, the problem is limited to PC users only. Although people who use Google Meet on their smartphones have also camera problems with the application. However, I am going to show solutions for PC, Andriod, and iOS users too. Here are the solutions:

Google Meet Camera Failed Solutions on PC

If you are getting the camera issue in your Google Meet on your PC, you can fix it by trying the following fixes:

Restart your Browser

The very basic solution is to restart your browser. But you will need to do it the right way, here is how to restart your browsers. Simply fix G Meet failure on PC, go ahead and restart the browser then right-click on the Taskbar in Windows, then select Task Manager. Right-click on all processes of your browser under the Process tab in the Task Manager and close them.

Restart your browser
Restart your browser

Now open the browser and check to see if this fixed the problem in the 1st attempt. Also, try to sign out and then login back in.

Check for Google Meet Permissions in your Browser

Google Chrome browser is the perfect application for exploring the internet and using Google Meet in it. However, it doing its job the perfect way to manage all the needs for connecting and showing your face to other Google Meet users in a conference or meeting.

But this is software and may have issues while managing permission for Google Meet sometimes. In such a case, the camera will fail to open due to browser site permission settings. Then, you may need to change the settings and allow meet.google.com to use your camera.

To do so, visit meet.google.com and click on the padlock icon right to the address at the top of your browser. Then click on the Site settings option. Click the box next to Camer and set the option to Allow. Now visit the Google Meet again and you should not have the problem this time (if it was due to the site permission settings).

Check for Google Meet Permissions in your Browser
Check for Google Meet Permissions in your Browser

Try clearing your browsers cache files

Sometimes change is saved as cached files and new changes take place but when a user refreshes or clears the data cache files of the files. So try to clear the cache of the Google Chrome browser to fix the Google Meet camera failing issue.

To do so, open Chrome, click the three dots icon at the top right then click Settings. Now click the Search icon and type cache and select Clear browsing data and clear the data after that do the same again and this time select Cookies and other site data. Remember to uncheck the password option while deleting the cache and site data. This will remove remembered password data.

Try clearing your browsers cache files
Try clearing your browsers cache files

Try a Different browser or Update the Existing Once

If you tried the above and the problem still exists. Then try switching your internet browser on your PC. The best alternative to Google Chrome is Mozilla Firefox or Microsoft Edge. Thus updating Google Chrome may fix the camera filing problem in the Google Meet. So get here to update your Google Chrome browser and check if this the problem for you for good.

Try a different web browser on your PC to Meet
Try a different web browser on your PC to Meet

Unplug the Camera device and Plug it back into the PC

Check that your camera connected to your PC (if external). Then unplug it and plugin back into the PC. Also check if the camera is connected to your PC via USB cable, then double-check if it working and replace it if possible. If you think it not the plugin or USB cable issues then skip this and proceed to the next step.

Update your Camera Drivers on your PC

Sometimes users do have limited data and don’t stop Windows to update the devices with the latest drivers available. Thus they forgot to turn the ON. That leads a PC and its hardware to stop working something with outdated drivers.

First of all, go ahead check if your connection is not set metered connection. Click on the WiFi icon then select click your network name, after that click the Properties option. It will take you to the Settings page for that connection, and there check that if the Set as metered connection optioned enable, disable if it is.

Now click on the Window Search icon and type in Check for Updates. This action will open the Windows Update page and download install all the updates there.

Update your Camera Drivers on your PC
Update your Camera Drivers on your PC

Allow apps to access your camera device

Sometimes a Windows PC may stop some apps to stop using your camera. Thus those apps can’t access your camera and it’s kind of annoying. I know it’s due the privacy but there must be a notification and ask to confirm the action things for a user to know what is going with his device’s camera.

Anyways, you can set this manually in the Privacy Settings in Windows PC. Go to Settings, then Privacy and click to enable the toggle under the “Allow apps to access your camera” option, that is it. Now you can restart your PC to ensure the changes take place and fix the Google Meet Camera failed problem.

Allow apps to access your camera device
Allow apps to access your camera device

Restart your PC

Still, having the issues while opening the camera in Google Meet? Restart your PC and check if this fixes the camera failed problem. Usually, this happens a lot with users having tons of app running in the background consuming lots of RAM and CPU threads. That is why the camera device on your PC may fail to startup in the Google Meet. Restarting your PC may fix such an issue in no time.

Restart your PC
Restart your PC

Fix Google Meet Camer Failed Error on Mobile

Nothing is perfect and yet the Google Meet application for Android and iOS devices. It’s amazing, but still, have camera bugs need to be fixed. While there are solutions you can try to make things work like its camera failed error.

Restart your mobile

Just like a PC, sometimes doing something is better than nothing. Exactly you can give it a try and restart your mobile Android or iPhone device and then check if it has fixed the camera failure issue. Thus it may possible that the problem still exists. In that case, skip this one and move on to the next steps, which is to clear the mobile cache files.

Restart your mobile
Restart your mobile

Update your Google Meet application

It is important to keep your device’s applications update. So that nothings get wrong and everything works fine. Sometimes an older version of the Google Meet application can cause the camera failure problem on your Android and iPhone devices. However, get into the Play Store or App Store and update your application then restart your phone and check if everything works fine.

Update your Google Meet Application
Update your Google Meet Application

Clear caches for Google Meet application

Even if you update your Google Meet application, its cache is there for while. That is why the problem for the camera failure still exists, in reality, it’s not their bu the cache files. Let’s delete these cache files and make it work.

Clear Google Meet Cache Files and Data
Clear Google Meet Cache Files and Data

Go to Settings on your phone then Apps and tap Meet application. Go to its Storage and clear its cache and data. Note that you will be logged out by doing so. So make sure you got to remember your login credentials.

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