Apple tells Macbook users not to cover cameras

Apple Mac Books indicate when the camera is on with a green light

This comes after several users reported having cracked displays after they covered their cameras. Accessory makers soon came up with a slide and hide webcam sticker. There are many ways of covering your laptop's camera. However, According to the tech giant, "the clearance between the display and keyboard is created to very tight tolerances".

For users concerned whether the camera is on, an alternative may be to check whether the camera light indicator is active.

If you close your Mac notebook with a camera cover installed, you might damage your display because the clearance between the display and keyboard is created to very tight tolerances. On its part, Apple has a built-in security feature on all MacBook devices that notify you when your machine's front camera is in use-look for the green notification light.


If you close your Mac notebook with a camera cover installed, you might damage your display because the clearance between the display and keyboard is created to very tight tolerances. This means you can be risking your display with a camera cover.

The 16-inch MacBook Pro was only just released a year ago, bringing a larger screen, slimmer bezels, and a new keyboard, so a redesign would be surprising. It was especially so in the case of 16-inch Macbook users, which has a thinner bezel in comparison to other models, Gadget News says. The crack originated just below webcam and propagated downwards. Well, Apple has shared some guidelines for those who want to use a camera cover. Alternatively, you can also control which apps can use the camera by heading over to System preferences.

Ming-Chi Kuo's industry sources are claiming to know the sequence Apple will move MacBook Pro to Apple Silicon, including when redesigned 14- and 16-inch models will be launched. If at all you need to cover your camera, then Apple suggests you use a paper that is no thicker than 0.1mm.

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