Messenger camera not working on iPad? Ultimate Fix and Troubleshooting Guide 2024

Messenger Camera Not Working on Ipad? Ultimate Fix and Troubleshooting Guide 2024

Diagnose and resolve Messenger camera issues on iPad with our comprehensive troubleshooting guide and online camera testing tool

Updated on January 1, 2024

How to Fix Messenger Camera Not Working on iPad

  1. Check Messenger Permissions
    • Open the Settings app on your iPad.
    • Tap on Privacy > Camera.
    • Make sure Messenger is listed and allowed to access your camera.
  2. Update Your iPad
    • Go to the Settings app.
    • Tap on General > Software Update.
    • If an update is available, tap on Download and Install.
  3. Check Messenger's Camera Settings
    • Open Messenger and tap on the camera icon.
    • Tap on the gear icon to open the camera settings.
    • Make sure your camera is selected from the dropdown menu.
    • Check if the video preview is showing; if not, the camera may be in use by another application.
  4. Restart Your iPad
    • Press and hold the power button until the slide to power off slider appears.
    • Slide the slider to power off your iPad.
    • Wait a few seconds, then press and hold the power button again to turn your iPad back on.
  5. Reinstall Messenger
    • Press and hold the Messenger app icon until it starts to jiggle.
    • Tap on the × in the corner of the Messenger app icon.
    • Tap on Delete to confirm.
    • Open the App Store and search for Messenger.
    • Tap on the Get button to download and install Messenger.

If you've followed all the steps and your camera is still not working with Messenger, consider seeking assistance from Facebook Support or a professional technician.