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How to Allow Snapchat to Access Your Camera

Are you looking to allow camera access to Snapchat?

If you’re using an iPhone, you might have issues in enabling camera access for Snapchat.

This is because the camera access option might be missing from your settings.

You might have enabled camera access for Snapchat in the past, but all of a sudden you’re receiving an alert to enable it again.

If that’s the case, then it might be due to a glitch. Android devices may have the same issue as well.

In this article, you’ll learn 3 different ways to allow Snapchat to access your camera.

This article also guides you on how to fix the missing camera access switch on your iPhone.

How to allow Snapchat to access your camera

To allow Snapchat to access your camera, you need to go to your phone’s settings, find Snapchat, and turn the switch on for “Camera”.

If your camera on Snapchat is still not working after you’ve enabled it, try restarting your phone.

After you’ve restarted your phone, you should be able to use your camera on Snapchat.

Here are 3 ways to allow Snapchat to access your camera:

  1. Allow camera access via settings
  2. Restart your phone
  3. Force restart your phone

1. Allow camera access via settings

How to allow Snapchat to access your camera

The first way to allow Snapchat to access your camera is to do so via your phone’s settings.

Every app that has a camera feature requires you to allow camera access to it.

If you happened to not allow camera access for Snapchat in the past, you need to allow it via your phone’s settings. Otherwise, Snapchat will not be able to access your camera.

If you do not allow camera access to the app, you will not be able to use the camera in the app.

If you happened to not have allowed Snapchat to access your camera in the past, you need to enable it in your phone’s settings.

Here’s how you can allow camera access for Snapchat in an iPhone:

  1. Go to your phone’s settings.
  2. Scroll down and find Snapchat.
  3. Tap on Snapchat and find the camera option (if the camera option is missing, try using the next couple of methods).
  4. Flip the camera switch to allow Snapchat to access it.

Once you allowed camera access in your settings, go back to Snapchat and you should be able to access the camera.

In the event that the camera option is missing in your settings, try using the next couple of methods to fix it.

If the camera option is missing in your settings, use the next couple of methods to fix it.

Here’s how you can allow camera access for Snapchat on an Android device:

  1. Go to your phone’s settings.
  2. Tap on Apps & Notifications.
  3. Find Snapchat.
  4. Tap on Permissions.
  5. Turn on camera access for Snapchat.

After you’ve allowed camera access, be sure to force close the app before opening it again.

Afterwards, you should be able to use the camera.

2. Restart your phone

Slide to power off

The next method you can try is to restart your phone.

If the camera option is missing from your settings, you can try restarting your phone to get it back.

If you’re using an iPhone, the camera option might be missing from your settings.

This is a common glitch among iPhone users and can be easily fixed by restarting your device.

Typically, iPhone users face this issue the most.

The camera option might be missing from your Snapchat settings if you’re using an iPhone.

So if you’re using an Android device, you’re most likely not going to face a missing camera option.

In most cases, this is a glitch and can be fixed by restarting your phone.

Here’s how you can restart your iPhone:

  1. Hold the side button for a few seconds.
  2. Slide to power off.
  3. Hold the side button for a few seconds once more to turn your iPhone on.

After you restarted your iPhone, the camera access option should re-appear on your settings.

What you’ll want to do is to turn on the camera access option.

After you’ve restarted your iPhone, here’s how you can turn on the camera access option in an iPhone:

  1. Go to your phone’s settings.
  2. Scroll down and find Snapchat.
  3. Tap on Snapchat and find the camera option (the camera option should be there after you’ve restarted your phone).
  4. Flip the camera switch to allow Snapchat to access it.

Open Snapchat again and you should be able to access the camera in the app.

3. Force restart your phone

How to fix missing camera option in Snapchat settings

The final method is to force restart your phone (also known as a hard reset).

This is a foolproof way of fixing the camera access on your iPhone (and possibly Android devices).

If the camera option is still missing on your Snapchat’s settings, you can try force restarting your device.

Once your force restart your device, the camera option should re-appear.

If the camera option is still missing on your device after restarting it, you might want to force a restart.

Typically, iPhone users are more likely to face the missing camera option issue.

But if you’re using an Android device and Snapchat can’t access your camera, you can try to force restart your device as well.

Here’s how you can force restart an iPhone (without a home screen button):

  1. Press the up volume button, then immediately press the down volume button.
  2. Then hold down the power button until you see the Apple logo.

If you’re using an iPhone with Face ID, you need to utilize three of these buttons as you don’t have a home screen button.

Remember to press these buttons in quick succession. Otherwise, it might not be registered.

Here’s how you can force restart an iPhone (with a home screen button):

  1. Press and hold the home screen button and the power button until you see the Apple logo.

As you can see, restarting an iPhone with a home button is much easier than one without.

Here’s how you can force restart an Android device:

  1. Press and hold down the volume button and the power button until your phone shuts down.

Once your phone shuts down or lights up again, you can release the buttons.

After you force restart your device, go back to the Snapchat’s settings, and the camera option should re-appear.

After you force restart your device, the camera option should re-appear in your settings. Turn it on to allow Snapchat to have access to it.

Turn on the camera option switch to enable camera access on Snapchat.

Then open Snapchat and you should be able to access your camera.

Why can’t I allow access to my camera on Snapchat?

If you can’t allow access to your camera on Snapchat, it’s most likely caused by a glitch.

Typically, iPhone users tend to face this issue more as compared to Android users.

If you can’t allow access to your camera on Snapchat, it’s most likely caused by a glitch.

When you first open Snapchat’s camera, there will be a pop-up asking you if you want to allow Snapchat to access your camera.

If you happened to select no, you have to re-enable it in your phone’s settings.

How do I allow Snapchat to access my camera on my iPhone?

To allow Snapchat to access your camera on your iPhone, go to settings > Snapchat > turn the camera switch on.

When you first opened Snapchat’s camera, you will be prompted whether you want to allow Snapchat to access your camera.

Select yes to enable Snapchat to access your camera.

Why doesn’t my Snapchat have camera in settings?

Your Snapchat doesn’t have a camera option in your iPhone’s settings due to a glitch.

In order to get the camera option again, you can either try restarting or force restarting your device.

To fix the missing camera option on your iPhone, try restarting or force restarting your device.

To restart your iPhone, hold down the power button and slide to power off. Then hold the power button again to turn it on.

Here’s how you can force restart your iPhone:

If you’re using an iPhone without a home screen, press the volume up button, press the volume down button, then hold down the power button.

If you’re using an iPhone with a home screen, press and hold down the home and power button.

Restarting/force restarting your iPhone should fix the missing camera option in your settings.

Conclusion

In this article, you’ve learned how to allow Snapchat to access your camera.

Typically, iPhone users tend to have issues with allowing camera access to Snapchat.

This is because some iPhone users have a missing camera option in their settings.

In a nutshell, restarting or force restarting your iPhone will fix the missing camera option almost all of the times.

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