Allow Camera Control in Power Apps on Desktop

When working with Power Apps, you have the ability to leverage a set of control that otherwise would have been a pain to implement. One of these is the Camera control. It allows you to capture a picture and then do something with it (plug your own logic here).

When building or using a Power Apps application on the desktop, and it uses the Camera control, you might see a message stating that

Your camera isn’t set up, or you’re already using it.

Obviously, access to your machine’s camera is blocked. You can simply check in Settings > Privacy > Camera.

Scroll down to “Choose which Microsoft Store apps can access your camera” and find Power Apps. Make sure the toggle is set to On, like shown in the screenshot below.

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Next time you launch Power Apps, you will be prompted if you want to allow the application to access your camera. Choose yes, and now it should all work.

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