How To Disable Mic And Camera Automatically In Zoom

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How to disable mic and camera automatically in Zoom?: The COVID-19 Pandemic has led to a huge increase in the popularity of meeting apps which allow us to conduct group video conferences. One such app is Zoom, which has seen a massive increase in its popularity in the last couple of months. Since the world resorted to a country-wide lockdown strategy, a massive portion of the population of the world had been forced to work from home. Hence, Zoom became a major player in catering to the needs of people working from home. Zoom app is also being used to conduct online classes by various universities and colleges all around the world. In this Android Tutorial, we are going to tell you how to disable mic and camera automatically in zoom when joining Zoom meetings.

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Why you should turn off mic and camera automatically when joining Zoom Meetings?

Many of you must be thinking what’s the point of disabling mic and camera only to enable it later once you are in the chat or meeting? Well, there are a couple of reasons that make it a good practice. Firstly, you wouldn’t want to barge in a meeting or online class. So, with your mic and camera disabled you can enter the Zoom meeting discretely and when you are settled in you can turn on the mic and camera.

Secondly, sometimes you enter a meeting at a point in time where you are not required to speak but just listen. Therefore, it’s good to enter the meeting with the mic disabled automatically. You can enable it when you are required to provide your input in the meeting.

Below we are going to tell you how to disable mic and camera on Android and iPhone.

How to disable mic and camera automatically on Android device

  1. Launch your Zoom’s app on Android.
  2. Tap on Settings in the navigation bar.
  3. Tap on Meetings. This will take you to the Meetings Settings
  4. Next, toggle on both:
    1. Always Mute My Microphone
      1. Always mute my microphone when joining a meeting.
    2. Always Turn Off My Video
      1. Always turn off my video when joining a meeting.

How to disable mic and camera automatically on iPhone

  1. Open the Zoom app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap on Settings in the navigation bar.
  3. Tap on Meetings. This will take you to the Meetings Settings
  4. Next, toggle on both:
    1. Always Mute My Microphone
      1. Always mute my microphone when joining a meeting.
    2. Always Turn Off My Video
      1. Always turn off my video when joining a meeting.

That’s it! Whether you are on Android or iPhone, by using these guides you can easily disable your mic and camera automatically when joining a Zoom meeting.

Now lets us tell you how to put these changes to test. You would want to make sure that the changes are working as you want them to work before joining a formal meeting or class.

To test the new settings, join any meeting. Once you’re in the meeting, you will be asked to Join audio in order to hear other participants of the meeting. However, it doesn’t mean they’ll be able to listen to you. Tap on “Call using Internet Audio” (iOS) or “Call via Device Audio” (Android), and at the bottom, you’ll see that both your microphone is muted and your video is turned off.

Now, if at any time you want to turn on your mic or video feed simply tap on the respective icons below for mic and camera to turn them on.