How to Use iPhone as a Webcam

by Emily Johnson Technical Advisor

If you have decided to purchase a webcam, you may think about it again as an iPhone is always there for that purpose. However, going for the worthy device will always be the better option if you have not decided to use it more often so that it does not end up lying somewhere in your cupboard. Using the iPhone as a webcam is a great method to go for a chat. It is also handy if the integrated camera of the laptop does not offer the comforting level of the video quality. If you need to know about it, then you are in the right post. Read through the blog and follow the instructions to use the iPhone as webcam.

Converting iPhone Into Webcam

It does not require a lot of effort to convert the iPhone into a webcam. You have to download the app to the iPhone to connect it to the PC.

If you want to convert iPhone into a webcam, then you can follow the provided steps:

  1. Ensure that both iPhone and PC are on a similar Wi-Fi network. According to the app, it may be sufficient to link them to the internet service that you are using.
  2. Install the app which converts the iPhone into a webcam.
  3. Install the app driver to the PC.
  4. Begin the webcam app on iPhone.
  5. Begin the chat app to the PC that uses a webcam, including Skype.
  6. Choose the iPhone as the source in the chat app webcam choice. It is so simple, and mostly you have to link the device to the PC with a cable.

If you think that webcam application to use, then the most versatile apps are iCamSource or EpocCam pro mobile.


The most famous webcam apps, EpocCam permits to use the rear and front cameras on iPhone. You can use several apps that use a camera, and it is accessible for both Android and iOS devices.

To customize on the PC, navigate to the developer’s site and then download the drivers from the home page. There is also a paid version of the mobile app, which is dubbed like Pro. It allows you to advance video 640×480 to 1920×1080 HD resolution. It allows us to connect the iPhone to the PC via USB cable to permit better stable streaming. If you have a green screen for the broadcast, the Pro version will cover it all.

iCamSource Pro Mobile

This application can make the iPhone better than ordinary webcam including several extra features. The device camera and the microphone can also become a monitoring tool via iCamSource Pro Mobile. It may identify motion then begin recording video and audio automatically. You may configure the app via trigger to send a notification every time there is any motion in the field of view in iPhone which allows using the device as the baby monitor, security camera or pet cam. This app charges $4.99, and no version is accessible for free.  However, there is another app available for you to install named as iCam Pro Webcam. It is for free or mixes with iCamSource Pro Mobile that allows to stream video or audio from iOS phone.

No Webcam Required

When you do not have a webcam, or you want to place the old iPhone in better use, then these apps can help. Though several apps offer a similar feature so ensure to check it out. You may begin with  IP Cam, Presence, WebCamera, iVCam, and FaceTime.

Emily Johnson is a creative person who has been writing blogs and articles about cybersecurity. He writes about the latest updates regarding and how it can improve the work experience of users. His articles have been published in many popular e-magazines, blogs, and websites.


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