Allow OneNote to use the camera in your device

The first time you perform a camera-related task in OneNote, such as inserting a photo on a page, your device may prompt you to give OneNote permission to use the camera in your device. You can approve this request during the initial prompt, or you can change your current permissions setting at any time by following the steps in this article.

OneNote for Windows 10

  1. In Windows 10, click or tap the Start button, and then select Settings Settings gear icon .

    Tip: You can quickly view or change camera privacy settings by typing “camera” into the Search box on the Windows 10 taskbar.

  2. Click or tap Privacy > Camera.

  3. On the Camera page, look for a confirmation message that “Camera access for this device is on.” If it isn’t, click or tap Change, and then set the Camera access for this device option to On.

  4. Back on the Camera page, scroll down to Choose which apps can access your camera, find OneNote in the list, and then make sure the switch next to it is set to On.

OneNote for Mac

  1. On the Apple menu, click System Preferences.

  2. In the System Preferences window, click Security & Privacy.

    Tip: You can quickly view or change camera privacy settings by typing “camera” into the Search box.

  3. In the System Preferences window, click the Privacy tab, and then select Camera.

  4. Make sure that OneNote is shown in the list of apps that have access to the camera.

OneNote for the web

Camera permissions are controlled by the browser on which you’re using OneNote for the web.

OneNote for iPad or iPhone

  1. On your iPad or iPhone, go to Settings.

  2. On the Settings page, tap Privacy, and then tap Camera.

  3. Find OneNote in the list and make sure the switch next to it is set to On.

    Tip: If OneNote isn’t listed here, open any notebook, activate the cursor, tap the Camera icon on the toolbar, and then tap Take Picture. iOS will prompt you for permission to allow OneNote to use the camera in your iPad or iPhone. After you’ve given your permission, you can turn this on or off in the Privacy settings for your device.

OneNote for Android

  1. On your Android phone, go to Settings.

  2. On the Settings page, tap Applications.

  3. Tap Application manager > OneNote >Permissions.

  4. Turn on the Camera option.

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