How do I turn the camera and microphone off on Portal?

This article applies to:Portal (Gen 1), Portal+, Portal, Portal Mini

To mute or unmute the camera and microphone using the touchscreen during a call:

  1. Tap the screen to expose the call menu.
  2. Tap or to mute or unmute your camera or microphone.

To mute or unmute the camera and microphone on Portal and Portal Mini:

To turn off the camera or microphone, slide the switch on top of Portal’s frame all the way to the left. A red light lets you know the camera and microphone are both off.

To turn off just the camera, slide the switch on top of Portal’s frame into the middle position. You will see a shutter covering the camera’s lens when you’ve turned the camera off.


To mute or unmute the camera and microphone on Portal+ and Portal (Gen 1):

To turn the camera and microphone off on your Portal, press the circle button on top of your device. A red light on the front of your Portal will indicate when the microphone and camera are turned off.

You can also use the included camera cover to block your Portal camera when you're not using the camera.


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Last updated October 14, 2019
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