Fix Webcam flickering in Teams during video calls

Microsoft Teams is an app using which you can conduct and join meetings, chat with others, and share files. While using Microsoft Teams, some users have experienced an issue with their webcams. Their webcam keeps flickering in Teams when they turn it on during a call. If such a thing happens to you, the solutions provided in this article may help you fix it.

Webcam flickering in Teams during video calls

Webcam flickering in Teams during video calls

If the webcam keeps flickering in Teams, you can try the solutions provided below to get this issue resolved. Before you proceed, we advise you to test your webcam in Windows to check if it is working properly or not. If you have another computer, connect your webcam to that computer and check if it is working properly.

If there is no issue with your webcam, proceed with the solutions provided below to fix the problem.

  1. Check for Windows Update
  2. Clear Microsoft Teams cache
  3. Connect your webcam to another USB port
  4. Disable Low Light Compensation of your webcam
  5. Uninstall and reinstall Teams

Let’s see all these solutions in detail.

1] Check for Windows Update

The first thing that you should do when you experience this issue is open the Windows Update page in Windows 11/10 Settings and check if there is any update available. If an update is available, download and install it. After updating your system, open Microsoft Teams can check if the issue persists.

2] Clear Microsoft Teams cache

A cache is a software component that stores the temporary data of apps and websites. If the user sends the same request the next time, cache helps process the request quicker than before. If the cache gets corrupted, you will start getting issues with the respective app or software. It might be possible that some of the cache files of Microsoft Teams are corrupted due to which you are experiencing the problem. In such a case, you can fix this problem by clearing the Microsoft Teams cache.

Before you clear the cache, it is important that you close the Teams properly. The steps to do this are as follows:

  1. First, close Teams.
  2. Now, right-click on the Teams icon in your System Tray and select exit.
  3. Open the Task Manager and check for any instances of Teams running in the background. If yes, right-click on it and select End Task.

3] Connect your webcam to another USB port

In some cases, you may experience working issues with the USB devices connected to your computer via a USB hub. If you have connected your webcam to your computer via a USB hub, unplug it from there and connect it to your computer directly by plugging it into your computer’s USB port. This solution has helped many users fix the problem.

If your device has a USB 3.0 port and you have connected your webcam to a USB 2.0 port, disconnect it from there and connect it to the USB 3.0 port. The USB 3.0 ports have a faster data transfer rate as compared to the USB 2.0 ports.

4] Disable Low Light Compensation of your webcam

The Low Light Compensation feature of a webcam brightens your shot automatically if you are recording in a dark room. If your webcam supports this feature, you can turn it off in the Camera Control options in your webcam Properties. After disabling the Low Light Compensation feature of your webcam, check if your webcam flickers during a call in Microsoft Teams.

5] Uninstall and reinstall Teams

If you have tried all the above solutions but the issue still persists, installing and reinstalling the Teams may help. Uninstall Microsoft Teams via Windows 11/10 Settings app or the Control Panel. After uninstalling Teams, download the latest version of Teams from the official website of Microsoft and install it on your system.

How do I stop my camera from flickering?

If your camera is turning on and off or flickering automatically, your drivers might have been corrupted. To fix this problem, you should update your camera drivers and check for Windows Update. If this does not fix your problem, resetting the camera can help.

How do I fix my webcam on MS Teams?

If your Microsoft Teams camera is greyed out or not working, first check if you have allowed Teams to access your camera. If you have blocked Teams from accessing your camera in WIndows 11/10 Settings, you will not be able to use your camera in Teams. Apart from this, you should also check if your camera is faulty.

We hope the solutions explained in this article helped you fix the problem.

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