How to fix Front camera not working while Skype call in Android Devices

For making Skype Video Calls you need to have the front camera active while on call so that you can see the other person talking to you as well, but recently we have many Android users including the recently released Xiaomi Mi3 users who are complaining that the front camera is not working or showing black screen while making a call in Skype.

Many users have asked us about any tricks which can help solve or fix this problem in android smartphones and tablets and in Xiaomi Mi 3 which runs on XIUI user interface also.

How to fix front camera not working in Skype call for android and Xiaomi smartphones

We have two tried and tested working tricks which will help solve the Front camera not working problem while making Skype calls:

Camera App solution:

This is the simplest of the tricks which was found to be working perfectly for many users of Android devices as well as Xiaomi Mi 3 users.

  1. In your Smartphone close the Skype Application
  2. Now you have to launch the stock Camera Application
  3. And in most android devices you can find the icon to switch the Rear camera to Front camera
  4. Now you have to switch to Video mode
  5. Tap on it and select Front camera and once it is activated now press the Home icon to go back to home screen
  6. Now you have to launch your Skype Application once again and now try making a call which should now starting working with you and the opposite caller being able to see you.

If you are still facing the issue of a black screen or your front cam not working while making skype video call follow the next tutorial which we are going to show.

IP Webcam App solution:

If you are not able to get the Skype calling option then you have to download this application from Android Play store which will turn your Smartphone camera into a webcam and will solve the issue.

  1. Download and install IP Webcam application from Google Play Store.
  2. After Installing the application you have to create your account
  3. With the application you have to enter the Login, password, FPS, image quality, image size and TCP port. All these settings can be used to help tweak settings of the Video call which will trun your smartphones front and rear camera as a webcam.
  4. Once you have entered the details you will be getting an IP address which can be used as an webcam for video calling with Skype.



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