This may happen if you've manually adjusted the camera lens position, without using the app. Your camera remembers where it was set last in the app - if you've raised the lens with your hand, it will move based on its last setting.
👉 But there's a quick fix: Recalibrate the position of the camera.
To recalibrate your Wyze Cam Pan v3:
In the Wyze app, tap Wyze Cam Pan v3 > Settings > Advanced Settings > Motor Controls > Reset Position > Reset.
Once it's recalibrated, Privacy Mode should work as expected. If it doesn't, check out this article for more troubleshooting: The camera won’t point down completely when in Privacy Mode.