[Fixed] Discord Camera Loading Forever On PC/Mobile

Written By Sajal Dipu

Did your camera stop suddenly on the Discord app? Or did your Camera freeze on the loading screen during a video call or streaming?

Well, don’t be upset. Though a stuck camera can be really frustrating when you try to stream or video call from Discord, it’s quite easy to fix.discord-camera-loading-forever

I’ve included the 8 best fixes for this forever-loading screen on the Discord camera. So without further ado let’s jump in.

How to Fix Discord Camera Stuck on Loading on PC

Camera issue in Discord mainly happens for permission conflicts between the app and your PC. However, sometimes the issue can also happen for poor internet speed or errors in the discord server.

But before attempting any fixes, there are some things you should check. It will help you solve your issue without applying any fixing method on your device.

First Aid: Discord Camera Stuck Loading

When there’s a camera issue in Discord there are 3 things you should apply before applying any fixes:

  • Reboot your PC: When you run your PC for a long time, it won’t work properly which can stop Discord from accessing the webcam. A simple restart will solve this issue very quickly. So reboot the PC before applying any fixes.
  • Check your Internet Connection: Slow or faulty internet connection can also create camera black screen issues in Discord (mainly on a browser). So you need to check the connection status of your home.
  • Check your Discord Twitter account: Your camera can stop working for any server issues on Discord. Discord app authority always shares any ongoing server or app issues happening on Twitter. So check on Twitter to get the latest update.

If you still face the camera issue after applying these perquisites, then you must apply the fixes to solve your issue.

Follow these 10 solutions to repair the camera loading screen in Discord:

1. Reset the Camera App

Resetting usually solves the errors in the camera app and reinstates Discord access, which ultimately solves the infinite camera loading screen. Luckily, you can apply the same steps on both a Windows 10 and a Windows 11 device.

Here’s the method to do so:

  • Close the Discord app.
  • Go to Settings > Apps > Apps & features.
  • Click Camera from the list and choose the Advanced option.
  • Scroll down and click the Reset(Win10)/Repair (Wi11) option.
  • Restart your Windows.reset-camera

After completing the steps, the camera will most probably start working.

Though in 9 out of 10 cases, the Camera Reset solves most users’ Discord camera issues, it didn’t solve mine.

2. Turn Off Webcam Protection on Antivirus

Many antivirus now provide webcam protection for your PC and this feature is enabled on most devices by default. But the webcam protection features prevent Discord from accessing the camera. So you need to disable this feature.

In this section, I will show you the method to disable webcam protection for Bitdefender internet security.  But don’t worry, the steps are quite similar for other antiviruses with minor changes.

To turn off webcam protection in Bitdefender:

  • Open the antivirus application and go to Privacy.
  • Select Settings in the Video & Audio Protection section.
  • Click on the Settings tab in the next window.
  • Turn off the Webcam protection slider.webcam-protection-Bitdefender

After completing the steps, you should restart your PC to apply the changes properly. And the camera issue won’t bother you again

3. Give Discord Administrator access

In most cases, Discord runs smoothly without admin access. However, there are times when your camera within Discord may need an administrative permit to operate properly.

Use these steps to give Discord administrator access :

  • Right-click on the Discord icon on your discord and select Properties.
  • Go to the Compatibility mode.
  • Mark the Run this program as an administrator checkbox.
  • Click Ok to save the settings.run-discord-as-an-administrator

If you do not want to give Discord administrative permission, you can select the Run as Administrator option after Right-clicking the Discord icon. It will open Discord with administrative access one time. But next time discord will open normally.

4. Turn Off Hardware Acceleration

Discord’s hardware acceleration setting utilizes other hardware components for better performance. However, if your hardware is not powerful enough, enabling hardware acceleration can create camera issues for you.

Here’s the process to turn it off:

  • Open the Discord application.
  • Click the settings icon next to your profile.
  • Go to the Voice & Video sub-menu.
  • Toggle off the Hardware Acceleration slider.hardware-acceleration-discord
  • Close Discord from the task manager then reopen it.

When you open the Discord app after applying the process, the camera will open without any issues.

5. Update Discord

Updating the Discord application will also fix the infinite camera loading screen. Follow these steps to update the Discord app:

  • Tap the win+R key on your keyboard to open the RUN application.
  • Type %localappdata% and tap the enter key on your keyboard.
  • Open the Discord folder and double-click on the Update option.
  • Wait for the process to complete then restart your PC.update-discord

Usually, this process successfully updates the Discord app.

However, sometimes Discord update fails for installing unnecessary and unauthorized bots on your server. Follow this article to solve this issue.

6. Clear Discord Cache

Corrupted cache files don’t let Discord perform its usual tasks which also includes the camera functionality. So clearing those corrupt cache files will solve your issue for good. Follow this process to do so:

  • Tap the Win+R key on your keyboard and type %appdata%/discord/cache.
  • Select the Ok option.
  • Delete all the contents in the Cache folder.discord-cache
  • Re-open the app.

And voilà! The camera will start working again.

7. Open Discord in Windowed Mode

Sometimes Discord can’t open the camera for resolution conflict between the desktop screen and the camera screen. So if Discord’s camera doesn’t open in full-screen mode, open the application in Windowed Mode.

You can just press the Ctrl, Shift, and F keys on your keyboard together to exit the full-screen mode in Discord.

8. Switch Device/Browser

Besides the app on your PC, you can use Discord with all leading browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Edge, etc. However, some server errors can make one of the browsers/apps unresponsive.

In that case, try opening Discord on another device.

9. Update Your Graphics & Camera driver

Usually, outdated drivers have many bugs and errors. They don’t work properly with their associated apps. But updating them will solve this issue for good.

Follow this process to update the Graphics & camera driver:

  • Press the Win+X keys on your keyboard.
  • Select Device Manager from the menu list.
  • Click the Camera option and right-click on your camera driver.
  • Select the Update Driver option from the list and wait for the update to complete.
  • Select the Display adapter option and follow the same process for your GPU driver.
  • Close the Device Manager window after your update completes.
  • Restart your PC for stabilization.update-display-driver

After finishing the process your PC will be stable and all the update-related errors will go away for good.

10. Reinstall Discord

When any of the above solutions don’t fix your camera issue in Discord, you should re-install the Discord application.

Here is the process to reinstall Discord on your PC:

  • Open the Windows search and type add or remove programs.
  • Select Add or Remove Programs from the search result.
  • Scroll down and click on Discord.
  • Choose the Uninstall option.uninstall-discord
  • Download the latest Discord app from the website.
  • Install it on your PC and reboot your device.

After completing the steps, log in with your account information. And the camera on Discord will start working without any issues.

Discord Camera Won’t Load on Mobile? Here’s What To Do

Discord’s camera loading problem not only happens on your PC device, but it also affects your mobile similarly. However, the fixes for mobile devices are different from the Windows fix.

Here are the 4 definitive fixes for Discord camera stuck loading on your mobile:

1. Reset the Camera App

Resetting the camera app reverts any unintentional changes and restrictions. So whenever you face camera issues in Discord, you should reset the camera app.

Use these steps to reset your mobile’s camera:

  • Navigate to Settings > Apps > System Apps settings.
  • Click the Camera option and pick the Restore default settings option.
  • Tap Ok to confirm.restore-default-camera

Unfortunately, you can only reset the camera on an Android device. The iOS doesn’t have the camera reset option.

2. Clear Discord Cache

Corrupted Discord cache files can also stop the camera function. So you should clear the cache file when the Discord app behaves mysteriously.

To clear Discord cache:

On Android

  • Tap and hold the Discord application and select App info.
  • Select the Clear Data option and choose Clear Cache file.
  • Re-open discord.clear-discord-cache-android

On iPhone

  • Go to your iPhone settings.
  • Click General > iPhone storage > Discord.
  • Tap Offload Apps and close the Settings.
  • Open the Discord app again.offload-discord-iOS

Voilà! The camera is working in Discord.

3. Give Camera Permission On Your Phone

The Discord app won’t load the camera if you didn’t give access permission. So it’s always better to check the permission access whenever the camera isn’t working. Follow this process to do so:

On Android

  • Go to Settings > Apps > Permission.
  • Select Camera from the list and click Discord.
  • Pick the allow only while using the application option.camera-permission-discord
  • Open the Discord application again.

On iPhone

  • Go to Settings > Privacy.
  • Tap the Camera option.
  • Turn on the Discord slider.camera-option-discord-ios

After the steps, you can access the camera without any issues.

4. Reinstall Discord

If the above solutions don’t solve the camera issue on Discord, you should reinstall the application on your mobile. Use this method to reinstall the Discord app on your phone:

  • Tap and hold the Discord application on your phone
  • Select App info (for Android) or Remove app (iPhone).
  • Touch on the Uninstall option (Android) or Delete App (iPhone).
  • Follow the on-screen instructions.delete-discord
  • Open the Play Store (Android) or App Store (iPhone).
  • Find Discord and install it again.

These are the solutions for the Discord camera stuck on your mobile.

Why is Your Camera on Discord Always Loading?

Usually, you face the stuck camera loading screen issue when your PC blocks Discord from accessing your camera. But it’s not the only reason. Discord Webcam issues can also happen for an unstable internet connection, errors in the app settings, lack of a proper camera driver, etc.

Here are some reasons why your Webcam isn’t Loading in Discord:

Lack of Administrative Access

Sometimes Discord apps don’t get camera access if you don’t run it as an administrator. And as the app doesn’t get the required permission, you see an endless loading screen in the app.

Not only that, but this lack of permission also stops the stream loading service in Discord.

Unstable Internet Connection

Unstable internet connections can cause a discord camera infinite loading screen. You mainly face this issue when you use the Discord web version from a browser because the web app can’t load properly due to unstable internet connections.

Also, an unstable internet connection can stop the video call service in Discord.

Corrupted Cache File

When the cache file gets corrupted, it hampers the app’s functionality. So the corrupted cache file can easily stop Discord from opening the camera.

You may also not hear sound in your Bluetooth headphone for Discord cache corruption.

Driver Error

If you don’t update your GPU and Camera driver properly you may see a black screen when you try to open your camera. So you should always keep your driver up to date.

Misconfigured Discord App Settings

Discord application uses many scripts and bots for various supports. These bots are mainly made using GitHub codes. However, these scripts or bots can create configuration issues in Discord which ultimately leads to the camera error.

Antivirus Issue

The antivirus software on your PC can make the webcam turn off in Discord. Most antivirus software has a Webcam Protection feature that stops software from opening the camera device.

So if you didn’t exclude Discord in the Webcam Protection settings your camera will not work.

These are the main reasons behind the camera issue in Discord. You should avoid these issues if you want hassle-free video calling in Discord.


Long story short, the Discord camera loading screen issue happens mainly for a lack of permission, virus issues, and corrupted cache files. You can easily solve this problem by giving Discord admin access, resetting the camera, clearing the cache, etc.

However, before applying any fixes you should check Discord’s Twitter account. It will give you proper knowledge about any ongoing problem that can affect your camera.

After applying the fixes, I’m sure your camera in Discord is working again without any issues. Comment if you don’t understand any of the methods above. And for everything else stick with 10scopes.

About The Author
Sajal Eahsan’s passion for technology, especially gaming, can be traced back to pre-processional days.He recently obtained a university degree in AIS, and now he is building up some elite tech experience. And when he’s not playing games, you can find him reviewing the newest films, TV shows, or musical compositions.

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