Enable camera zoom for Windows, Android, and iOS

Zoom for Windows

Designed to access the Zoom service from Windows computers and laptops, the program allows you to turn on the webcam in two ways: automatically and / or by force.

Note that the effective execution of the following two instructions requires that the video capture device be pre-configured by the operating system and enabled.

Read more: How to activate and configure a webcam in a Windows environment

Method 1: Automatically

To ensure a situation where your webcam automatically turns on in Zoom the moment you enter any online conference, you have to pre-configure the software:

    1. Open Zoom for PC and go to the configuration section of the program operation. To do this, click on the icon "Gear" icon. in the demo tab "Home". window.

    1. In the menu on the left of the window that opens, go to "Video image"..
    2. In the drop-down list. "Camera". select the video capture device you plan to use in Zoom. If you pay attention to the camera image preview area, make sure the camera is working. Activating / deactivating block options "My video". retouch the image if necessary.
    3. Scroll through the list of settings and, in the penultimate block, uncheck the box to the left of the function name "Turn off my video when you enter the conference.".

  1. This completes the software setup to automatically turn on your camera when you join a Zoom session. Close the window "Configuration" window. and verify the results of the operation performed.

Method 2: Manual.

Regardless of the settings related to the video capture settings of the Zoom for PC program, you always have the option to force your webcam on and off during a session organized through it:

    1. Join an existing online conference or create a new one.
    2. At the bottom of the window there is a toolbar that shows what is happening during the conference. If the session controls do not appear, bring up the panel by moving the mouse cursor to the Zoom window.

  1. To activate the webcam and start transmitting images from it to other participants in the system, click the second button on the indicated panel - "Enable video"..
  2. Click the interface element again activating the video capture device, but renaming it "Stop Video"., will turn off the webcam.

Zoom mobile app.

Before a mobile phone camera can participate in Zoom, the service's mobile application must be granted permission to use the module. This is normally done on the first launch after installation, but is also available in "Settings". OS:

  1. Android:
    • Enter the system. "Settings". Android, open the section "Applications".Pulse "All applications".
    • Find the article. "Zoom" in the list of programs installed on your mobile device, tap on its name. From the screen "Information". about the application and its parameters go to "Application permissions"..
    • Click on "Camera". and then select "Allow". from the list of two options, or make sure the Zoom app already has access to the module.
  2. iOS:
    • Ir a "Settings". iOS, scroll through the list of settings sections. In the area that shows a list of apps installed on your iPhone, look for "Zoom". and touch his name.
    • Translate the one from the list «ALLOW ACCESS TO THE ZOOM» change "Camera". in position "Switched on".. Shut down "Settings". operating system - this completes the output of the resolution required for camera operation.

Method 1: Automatic.

To ensure that the camera on your mobile device is activated automatically, which will be done when you enter an online conference already configured with Zoom, as well as when you start a new communication session, follow these steps:

  1. Launch the Zoom mobile app, navigate to your "Settings". from the section bar at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Press "Conference".This will open a list of parameters for the operation of the various modules of the device, as well as for the Zoom client in general, during the communication session organized with him.
  3. Deactivate the second option from the list that appears on the screen. "I always turn off my video.".
  4. Exit zoom settings. You can then make sure, for example, that when creating a new conference in the app, the video capture with the mobile device's camera and the transmission of the image to the other participants in the session starts immediately and without additional manipulations.

Method 2: Manual

To force the mobile phone camera on / off during a conference, a special interface element is provided on the screen that shows what is happening during the session.

  1. Open any online conference in Zoom and navigate to the toolbar at the bottom of the screen. If it doesn't appear, tap anywhere on the device screen.
  2. To turn on the camera of your device and start emitting the image it captures, touch the penultimate button of the indicated panel - "Turn on the video.".
  3. This will activate the video capture module. Also, the button that starts streaming video will change its appearance to "Video capture". - now affecting this item will disable the camera.

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