Occasionally the apps on your iPhone will want access to other apps. This can be an app that needs to use your microphone or one that wants to use your location.
Often these permissions allow the apps to function properly and provide you with the best experience.
Occasionally, however, an app might want access to a feature that it doesn’t really need. This is why your iPhone will let you decide which permissions to give an app.
You can give Google Chrome permissions to use your iPhone Camera by going to Settings > Chrome > then tapping the button next to Camera.
Once Chrome has these permissions you will be able to take a picture with your camera when you visit a website that needs your picture.
Continue reading below for more information on Google Chrome’s camera permissions, including another way to adjust them.
How to Give Camera Access to Chrome on an iPhone 13
- Open Settings.
- Choose Chrome.
- Turn on Camera.
Our guide continues below with additional information about turning on or turning off camera permissions for Chrome on an iPhone.
How to Enable Camera Access on iPhone for Google Chrome (Guide with Pictures)
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 13 in iOS 15.3.1. By following these steps you are going to be giving the Chrome browser permission to use your Camera app so that you can upload a picture to a website.
Step 1: Open the Settings app.
Step 2: Scroll down and select the Chrome option.
Step 3: Tap the button to the right of Camera to enable permissions.
Chrome can use your camera when there is green around the button. I have enabled camera permissions for Chrome in the picture below
Our tutorial continues below with additional discussion about giving Google Chrome camera permissions on your iPhone 13.
More Information on How to Give Chrome Camera Permissions on an iPhone 13
Once you give camera permissions to the Google Chrome Web browser on your iPhone you will be able to use any of the features of Web pages that you visit which require you to upload a picture.
While this can be useful for things where you need to verify your identity or upload a picture of yo health insurance card to a pharmacy’s website, you may want to be careful about uploading pictures to websites that you don’t know very well or trust.
Once you have completed whatever action you needed to which required the use of the camera, you may want to consider going back and revoking those permissions.
If you visit another website that wants to use your camera you will get a prompt to grant those permissions.
You can adjust this setting by going back to the Chrome settings page, or you can go to Settings > Privacy Camera > and toggle the button next to Chrome.
Note that you will see the other apps on the Privacy menu that have access to your Camera app as well, so you can feel free to remove those permissions, too if you would like.
Some apps won’t work as well, or even at all if they don’t have camera permissions, so that is something to keep in mind when you are changing these permissions.
When you are on the settings menu for the Chrome app there is a “Photos” option above the camera permission toggle. If you select that you can also choose whether or not Chrome is able to access the pictures that are stored on your device.
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