How to Use Your iPhone As a Webca

How to Use Your iPhone As a Webcam

Did you know you can use an iPhone as a webcam on a Mac or Windows PC? It’s one of those underrated features that Apple quietly added to the OS, but it turns out you can use your iPhone (or iPad) as a webcam for online meetings or classes – and we don’t mean by using its front facing camera either. If you’re thinking about ditching your current webcam for another, cheaper model or just want to add this functionality to your writing desk without spending too much, that’s great because there are some really simple ways to set up and start using said camera in no time at all.

Video calling has become a trend most especially in the past year since more people work from home. Of course, you can use your iPhone or iPad, but if you’re in any kind of professional environment it’s best to use your computer because most desktop users don’t have webcams and cameras on laptops aren’t that great. It’s important to note that video calls might not be best for all types of video conferences, such as a group chat with multiple participants – primarily because it requires software to connect two people, and also for making sure everyone can hear one another clearly.

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How to Use Your iPhone As a Webcam

To start, please download the third-party program called EpocCam. You will have two options for downloading, wired and wireless. If you choose wireless, ensure that both your computer and iPhone are connected to the same wireless network. Let’s begin:

  1. First, download and install EpocCam from the App Store. Don’t forget to choose if you want the free or paid version.he EpocCam app
  2. Once you launch the app, there will be a prompt to install the driver for your computer. Select which operating system you use and then tap on “Get Download Link” to get a link for downloading the EpocCam driver. Click “Next” to proceed.“Emal me the download
  3. If you’re using a wired connection to your computer, visit our Knowledge Base article on installing iTunes.“Next”
  4. EpocCam will now request you to give it the permissions it needs to access your camera and network. Toggle the button to allow access, tap “Done” to finish. camera and network
  5. Once your cameras have been installed in your vehicle, simply open the EpocCam app and it should connect to your phone automatically if they’re on the same network. You’ll have the options to switch between primary/ secondary cameras or mirror the camera feed to ensure you’re getting the best view possible. primary/secondary cameras
  6. Next, you’ll want to make sure that EpocCam is selected as the default camera in the app of choice. For example, if you’re making video calls from your browser, head to that browser’s settings and change it to use the EpocCam! EpocCam

There you go. Now, you know exactly how to use your iPhone as a webcam for video calls.

Likewise, you can change the default camera for other video calling apps from their respective settings menus. Here’s an example of how you can change the webcam on your Mac for applications like iChat and Skype.

In order to ensure that our free users get the best Blackout experience possible, there are certain limitations placed on them which go beyond what the paid versions have. The main issue comes down to video and audio quality. In short, you will still be able to use your webcam feed but you will see an emblem in the corner of your web stream. Also, if you have a webcam that captures in higher than 480p HD rather than lower resolutions like 480p, then your webcam feed will produce a low-quality image relative to what is normally available even with the standard plans from Cloud Cam rather than HD images. Additionally, Blackout users won’t be able to use features such as virtual backgrounds or their iPhone as wireless microphones for their shows which are both great ways for getting creative with the types of shows you produce!

If you’ve connected youriPhone or iPad wirelessly to EpocCam, you can rotate and move it to point it in the right direction. This makes EpocCam a money-saving option compared to an integrated webcam or a standalone webcam that is usually placed next to the computer.

There are plenty of new kid on the block apps like iVCam, DroidCam and others that you can try if EpocCam doesn’t win you over. Just remember to check out the reviews before purchasing!

So what do you think of an app called EpocCam that allows you to replace your webcam with your iPhone? I’m curious to know if you have tried out any other similar apps – especially ones that allow one to replace their usual desk-top webcam with the iPhone. Did you notice a considerable difference if you’re comparing it with other apps? Do share your experience here with us in the comments!