Installing the C920 Logitech Webcam

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How to Set up a Webcam

Two Parts:

This wikiHow teaches you how to install and set up a webcam on your Windows or Mac computer. For most modern webcams, you'll only need to plug the webcam into the computer to initiate the setup process.


Installing the Webcam

  1. Attach the webcam to your computer.Plug the webcam's USB cable into one of the rectangular USB ports on the side or back of your computer.
    • USB plugs can only be inserted one way. If the plug won't fit into the port, rotate the plug 180 degrees and try again.
    • If you're on a Mac, you'll most likely need to buy a USB to USB-C adapter in order to fit a normal webcam.
    • Make sure that you plug the webcam directly into your computer, not a USB hub. USB hubs are often too underpowered to operate a webcam.
  2. Insert the webcam's CD.Place the CD that came with the webcam in your computer's CD tray, making sure that the logo is face-up in the process. Since most modern Macs don't come with CD drives, you will have to have a separate CD drive attached via USB cable if you're using a Mac.
    • If the webcam didn't come with a CD, skip this step.
    • You can usually find a copy of the webcam's software in the "Support" section of the webcam company's website.
  3. Wait for the webcam's setup page to open.Your webcam's setup page should open automatically. If your webcam didn't include a CD, plugging the webcam into your computer will most likely start the setup process.
  4. Follow any on-screen instructions.Your webcam's individual instructions will vary, but most setup processes will involve clicking through a series of preference windows before clicking anInstallbutton.
    • Pay attention to the windows' information here. You'll most likely need to select certain preferences that will help the webcam work later.
  5. Wait for your webcam to finish installing.Once the webcam has finished installing, its program should open, at which point you can begin setting up the webcam.

Setting up the Webcam

  1. Open the webcam's program.If the webcam's program didn't automatically open upon completion of installation, you'll need to look up the program and open it manually.
    • The webcam's program will usually have the webcam company's name in it, so try searching for the company (e.g., "youcam") in Start (Windows) or Spotlight (Mac).
  2. Mount the webcam.Many webcams have a clip on the base that allows the webcam to latch onto the top of a computer monitor. If your webcam doesn't have such a clip, look for a flat, elevated space in which to place the webcam.
  3. Adjust the webcam as needed.In the middle of your webcam program's window, you should see real-time footage from your webcam. Using the footage as a reference, adjust your webcam to point at your face from your preferred angle.
  4. Test the webcam's sound.While speaking into the webcam, look for spikes in activity next to the "Audio" (or similarly titled) section in the webcam's window. If you don't see any activity here, your webcam's microphone isn't working and might need to be enabled from the webcam's or computer's settings.
    • Check your webcam's manual to see specific instructions on how to address lack of audio input.
  5. Change your webcam's settings if necessary.Most webcam programs will have aSettingssection (or a gear-shaped icon) somewhere in the window. You can click on this section to view and change settings like contrast, low-light response, and so on.
    • The settings location and options will vary from webcam to webcam. Consult your webcam's manual if you can't find the settings section.

Community Q&A

  • Question
    How can I use my webcam to record myself?
    Community Answer
    If you have Windows 8, 8.1 or 10, the operating system should have a built in app that lets you record yourself, with audio, too. You need to open the start menu and search for the camera.
  • Question
    Can I use my webcam on a new computer if it's already been installed on another computer?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Most likely. It depends on the company, although I can't imagine why you wouldn't be able to.
  • Question
    How do I get my Logitech webcam to download to my PC without a CD?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Plug it in with USB, download the program, and it should work. You can also use Bluetooth if it is Bluetooth compatible.
  • Question
    Does a webcam need an Internet connection before I can use it?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    It will need to be connected to your local network via Wi-Fi or Ethernet cable; the installation software will help walk you through the process.
  • Question
    How do I move the webcam up or down?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    It depends on your webcam. Some can be tilted and moved manually while others can be moved using software and apps. Read your camera's instruction manual to figure out how to move your camera physically or remotely.
  • Question
    How can I fix a grainy image from a built-in webcam?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    If the webcam image does not look good at all, consider getting the built-in webcam replaced, especially if it's old.
  • Question
    Are there any webcams I can use with Bluetooth?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Yes, there are several brands that offer Bluetooth webcams. I would do some research online to figure out which one works best for you and fits your price range.
  • Question
    How do I install a webcam without an installation disc?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    If you don't have the installation disk for your webcam, you can inspect the webcam, look up the model online and look for the webcam's installer.
Unanswered Questions
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  • Consider reading the webcam's instruction manual before attempting to install the webcam, as doing so will help make you aware of any potential nuances that your webcam may have.


  • Avoid touching the lens of your web camera.

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