All folks owning a MacBook, a MacBook Air, or a MacBook Pro, this advice is for you’ll.
Apple recently released on its official website- where they warn all users about the dangers that can happen to the laptop screen – when the camera is covered up- including it could break or damage your display.
Apple writes, “If you close Mac Notebook with a camera cover installed, you might
damage the screen because the clearance between the display and keyboard is designed to a very tight tolerance.”
Many of us often put a covering over the camera of our Macbook- by sticking a piece of paper, post-it note, or any other covering.
This gives us a sense of privacy and ensures extra security from hackers.
Regardless of what you believe, the camera cover messes with the ambient light sensor of the machine and prevents many features to work properly-including the ambient light sensor, the automatic brightness, and Apple’s Retina Display Truetone technology.
Apple’s advice over the camera covers
If it’s absolutely necessary to use camera cover due to workplace rules, in such cases, the Cupertino-giant recommends a few guidelines that are mandatory to follow.
Apple advises using something that isn’t sticky or leaves behind any sticky residue.
If you’re to put a cover over the camera, use something thin and always make it a note to take it off before you close the screen.
You should also ensure that the thickness of the cover is not more than 0.1mm.
To safeguard your privacy and to have control over which apps have access to your Macbook camera, you can change the settings in the system preference by heading toward the control access.
Another way to be observant about the camera being active is to notice the LED indicator light adjacent to the camera.
Anytime light is green, it means your integrated webcam is active.
Apple ensures that the LED light is the indicator and the camera can never turn on without the indicator turning green because Facetime HD cameras are strategically designed bearing in mind the privacy of the users.
This sudden post from Apple came to light after receiving numerous complaints from Macbook owners damaging their screen – where one user even broke the internal display.
Fixing damaged MacBook screens is an expensive deal, but luckily, it is considered accidental and is covered by AppleCare+ Insurance.