It’s time to remove those from your MacBook.
If you are one of those people who regularly cover your laptop’s particularly MacBook’s camera when it’s not in use, you might want to change that habit. Apple has warned that failure in removing those covers may drastically damage your camera and display in the long run.
According to the recently released of a support page, Apple advises customers not to leave their camera cover on when closing their MacBooks. Making a habit of covering the camera will damage the display or prevent features such as the automatic brightness and True Tone from working correctly, which interfere with the laptop’s ambient light sensor.
Apple laptops are prone to damage following this action because “the clearance between the display and they design the keyboard to tight tolerances,” the website stated.
“The camera is engineered so that it can’t activate without the camera indicator light also turning on,” Apple stated on their website.
However, if your job mandated or your gut feelings tell you so, Apple advises that you use a cover that isn’t thicker than the average piece of paper (0.1 mm), avoid using a cover that leaves a residue.
Apple has released this warning, as people have been working from home and currently entrusting on video chat because of the coronavirus pandemic.