Updated: May 23, 2023
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I can't find the camera on my iMac

I have a new iMac and im trying to setup for a televisit with my Dr. How do i turn on the camera?

Short summary:

  1. On your iMac, click on the Finder icon located in the dock at the bottom of the screen.
  2. In the Finder window, click on the "Applications" folder in the sidebar.
  3. Scroll through the list of applications and locate the "FaceTime" app.
  4. Double-click on the "FaceTime" app to open it.
  5. Once FaceTime is open, you should see a video feed from your camera showing your face. This confirms that the camera is working properly.
  6. If you don't see your face or the camera feed, make sure that the camera is not covered or obstructed by anything.
  7. You can also try switching between cameras if your iMac has multiple camera options. Look for an option to switch cameras within the FaceTime app.
  8. If you're still experiencing issues, you may need to check your camera settings in the System Preferences. To do this, click on the Apple menu in the top-left corner of the screen and select "System Preferences." Then, click on "Camera" and make sure the camera is enabled and properly configured.
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Hello, thank you for using Howly.
Many Mac computers have a built-in FaceTime or FaceTime HD camera located near the top edge of the display. The camera automatically turns on when you open an app—such as FaceTime or Photo Booth—or use a feature—such as Markup or head pointer—that can use the camera.


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How do I check the camera?

You need to first decide what app you want to use so you can enable the camera.

Customer Replay

Such as?

Please, open FaceTime on your Mac.

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Where is facetime?

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It can be found by going to Finder > Applications > FaceTime.

Customer Replay

the Finder application does not show a camera

Can, you please, look for FaceTime?

Customer Replay

found Facetime app

Good. Please, open the app
During a call in the FaceTime app , you can turn Portrait mode on or off, switch between cameras, or turn your camera on or off.

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open! and now i see my face, is that all

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Great job!

Customer Replay

ok, thankks

Do you have any additional questions I can help you with, *****?

Customer Replay

not now, my appointment w my dr is at 3:30pm central time

Got you. Good luck!
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