Privacy is the main motive of everybody today. Covering of cameras of laptops was not very common earlier. But, it was discovered that webcam is one of the points of entry for hackers to spy.
Therefore, you must have seen a lot of people hiding their webcams, as a precaution. There is webcam cover available for this and also people use tapes to cover it. To prevent themselves from hackers and threats.
But, similarly covering the webcam of MacBook, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro the users could damage their display if they do this.
But still, if these Macbook users want to cover the webcam. Apple advised some guidelines. So, the people with can follow those guidelines if they have to cover it.
Apple support page says, “big you close your MacBook with a camera cover installed on it, you might damage your display because the clearance between the display and keyboard is designed to a very tight tolerance.”
Apple also suggests using the camera indicator light to determine if your camera is active. As apple provides a feature in the MacBook. That, whenever the camera is active is a green LED light which will get on when the camera is active.
How to cover webcam of Macbooks, Macbook Air and Macbook Pro
This feature is already provided by Apple to maintain the privacy of the users. But, if the users still want to cover it, the things that one can do not to damage the camera are:
- One can cover the camera with paper. But, make sure the paper is not thicker than a normal printer paper that is just 0.1mm.
- Avoid the covering that can leave glue or adhesive residue on or around the camera.
- Also, if you use a paper thicker than 0.1 mm, remove the camera covering before closing your MacBook.
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