How to enable on-screen camera notification in Windows 10

Usually, whenever the camera is being used on your Windows 10 system the LED indicator next to it automatically turns on and as a result,  the user easily gets to know that their camera is being used by an App or Service. But what if your system doesn’t have an LED indicator or it just isn’t working? In this case, the situation can get really scary and you’ll never know which app is using your Camera for recording you.

In such scenarios, the on-screen camera notification can help you to notice that your camera is being used. Enabling the camera notification on Windows 10 is easy however not many people know how to do that. Hence in this guide, we are going to show you How to enable on-screen camera notification in Windows 10. Without waiting further, let’s get started.

How to enable on-screen camera notification in Windows 10

Step 1: Bring up Registry Editor on your Windows 10. To do this, you can either open the Run app and search for “Regedit” or simply use your search bar and search for Registry Editor to run the App.

Step 2: Once you have Registry editor on your Windows 10 system head to the following location:


Step 3: Double click on “NoPhysicalCameraLED” from the right panel to edit its DWORD (32Bit) Value.  Change the value data from ‘0’ to ‘1’ if you want to enable the camera notification on your computer.

Step 4: If you don’t see the “NoPhysicalCameraLED” value, you’ll have to create one. To do that all you have to do is:

  • Right-click anywhere in the blank area
  • From the context menu, click on New > Dword value (32-bit). Name the newly created value as “NoPhysicalCameraLED”.
  • After that, follow the instruction of Step 3.

Once you’ve made the changes to the values restart your Windows 10 system for the changes to take effect. That’s it! You’ll now start seeing notifications whenever the camera is turned on or off. Were we helpful? Let us know in the comments below and don’t forget to share this using the social media buttons.