Apple updates a support document to warn that placing any type of sticker or cover on the front camera of the Macbook can result in damage to the screen in the long term, and offers several alternatives.
If you are one of those people who usually cover the front camera of the laptop because you do not trust that it can be activated at any time, endangering your privacy, now Apple is warning you to do that. can be harmful to the screen of the Macbook.
In the digital world in which we move full of hackers who try to access our computers to get personal information, there are many people who put some kind of sticker or small cover on the front camera of their laptops to avoid being spied on, a method that could end up being disastrous if you’re using a MacBook.
In an Apple support document, those from Cupertino warn that if you put some kind of cover or sticker on the front camera of the MacBook it could end up damaging the screen. In any case, if you do not trust, Apple gives you several alternatives.
Those from Cupertino point out that “putting something on the camera could damage the screen because the separation between the screen and the keyboard is designed for very tight tolerances. Covering the built-in camera could also interfere with the ambient light sensor and prevent features like Auto Brightness and True Tone from working. ”
The main alternative is that you don’t put absolutely nothing, and trust the green LED that will notify you when an app is using the camera. They also add that through the system preferences you can know which applications have access to the camera so you can deactivate them.
The other solution offered by Cupertino is, if there is no other choice, put something in the front camera as thin as possible, but remove it before closing the MacBook to avoid damage. You can read on the support page that:
Make sure the camera cover is not thicker than an average piece of printer paper (0.1mm). Avoid using a camera cover that leaves adhesive residue. If you install a camera cover that is thicker than 0.1mm, please remove the camera cover before closing your Macbook.
Placing some kind of sticker or item on the front camera of the MacBook can not only cause it to end up being damaged, but also directly affects the auto brightness that the screen has incorporated. Also the TrueTone settings take advantage of the surrounding color temperature, and putting something on the camera can end up affecting its operation.