Convert Your Phone Camera into a Webcam
by John Martin Engineer
Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of people
took to video conferencing apps such as Skype, Microsoft Teams, and Zoom to
continue office meetings and schooling. Obviously and interestingly, the market
started experiencing heavy demand for webcams, and most of the websites’ webcam
stock went out.
Now, what to do if your laptop or PC does not have
an in-built webcam? Or what if it does have one, but the quality is not good
enough? Well, the good news is, that you can easily use your phone’s camera to
create a webcam. Most probably, your phone’s camera will provide better visuals
than any webcam. Also, you will have the benefit to position your phone camera
however you want to, so that you don’t show your double chin.
So, let’s turn your phone into a webcam for your
Search and Download the Right
Webcam App for Android or iPhone
Dozens of free and paid apps can help you convert
your Smartphone into a webcam.
Webcam apps for Android phones
Some of the most used webcam applications are:
- IP Webcam, free to use, and cost
$4 for the Pro version.
- DroidCam, the standard version is
free, however, you will be charged $5 for the Pro version.
- EpocCam Webcam, again the
standard version is free and the Pro version costs $5. This one is the
most favorable with the clearest instructions, however, it only works with
Windows or Linux machines.
Webcam apps for iPhones
- EpocCam Webcam’s standard version
is free and can charge up to $20 for the professional versions.
- iCam is accessible with the
fees of $5
- iVCam is completely free to
All of these applications are fairly easy to set up.
EpocCam and iCam work for both Windows and macOS. And the iVCam is accessible
for iPhone users who have Windows computers, not Macs.
For any webcam app
Before downloading any webcam application on your
following the instructions to connect the app to your computer. Some of these
apps might ask you to download a driver. You will also be asked for permission
by the app if it can access your camera and microphone, or not.
The frequent use of a webcam app may drain your
phone’s battery. So, you should consider arranging your video conference set up
near a wall outlet, in case your demands are charged in the middle of your
meeting. An external power bank can also be used for such purpose, but as you
know, a power bank’s battery is another thing to take care of.
We hope that you won’t be hunting for webcams now,
since you have one right inside your phone.
John Martin is a
Norton expert and has been working in the technology industry since 2002. As a
technical expert, he has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and
reviews for many websites such as norton.com/setup.
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