How to turn your iPhone into a webcam?

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Last updated: December 31, 2022

Did you know that it is possible touse your iPhone as a webcam ? If your computer does not have a webcam, it is possible to use your iPhone's camera for your videoconferencing sessions on a PC.

There are several applications for turn your iPhone into a webcam but my favorite app for this is DroidCam. Here is a step-by-step guide to setting up DroidCam so that your iPhone acts like a webcam.

What is DroidCam?

DroidCam the an app that lets you turn your iOS device (iPhone or iPad) as a webcam for Windows computers. There is also an Android version that offers the same functionality.

The application can completely replace traditional USB webcams and built-in webcams.

DroidCam supports both video and audio and is compatible with most major video conferencing applications including Skype or Whatsapp, Zoom et Google Meet.

It doesn't matter whether you want to chat with your family, stream games to your subscribers, or participate in video conference calls with your coworkers, DroidCam is up to the task.

How do I use my iPhone as a webcam with DroidCAM?

Download DroidCam for iPhone

First of all, download and install the free version of DroidCam from the App Store.

Once the application is installed on your smartphone, click on Open. Click on Next then got it to skip the explanations.

The app asks for permission to access your camera and microphone. Double click on To allow.

Install the DroidCam client for Windows

On the website, download DroidCam for Windows.

Double-click on the downloaded .exe file. Click on install then Finish at the end of the installation.

A DroidCam icon appears on your desktop.

Configure Droidcam on your mobile and on your PC

Your phone and your computer must be connected to the same WiFi network.

Then launch DroidCam on both devices.

On your phone, DroidCam will display the IP address.

Copy these nine digits in the box IP device on your computer.

DroidCam interface for Windows

Optionally check Audio then click Home. That's all ! At the end of the meeting, click Stop.

How to use the front camera?

By default, DroidCam uses your phone's rear camera. To use your phone's front camera, go to Settings> Camera position and change auto to Frontale.

And There you go ! It is quite easy touse your iPhone as a webcam. Remember to plug your phone into the mains because the app consumes a lot of battery.

And if you're not happy with DroidCam, there are a few alternatives that allow you to use your iPhone as a webcam. Among them, we find EpocCam, icam et iVCam.

EL JAOUARI is an author and trainer. Passionate about IT security and new technologies. His tutorials have helped many people to better master today's computer tools.