How to use your iPhone as a webcam for Mac and PC (2021)

How to use your iPhone as a webcam for Mac and PC

Despite the market’s cup running over with excellent webcams, you might opt to use your iPhone instead. The main reason is the better picture quality, and the second is mobility. You can wirelessly connect the iOS device as a webcam and show your house on the call!

Whatever your needs, here’s how to use your iPhone as a webcam for Mac and Windows PC.

How to use iPhone as a webcam on Mac with EpocCam

EpocCam supports both video and audio and is compatible with video players such as Skype and YouTube. The app is available in a free and paid version. The free version provides a 640×480 video resolution and a watermark on the video. It works with both Mac and Windows PC. 

  1. To get started, download the EpocCam app on your iPhone. 
  2. Then, install the drivers on your Mac or Windows computer from the Kinoni site.
  3. Now, connect both your phone and computer to the same Wi-Fi network.
  4. Open EpocCam on your phone and launch a compatible video app on your computer.
Use iPhone as Webcam with EpocCam

It’ll connect instantly and broadcast the image. It’s as simple as that. But in case you don’t like it, there are several alternatives listed below, too.

Best iOS apps to use your iPhone as a Webcam

  1. iVCam webcam
  2. Instant Webcam
  3. iCam
  4. IP Cam
  5. ACam Live Video
  6. WebCamera
  7. PocketCam by Senstic

1. iVCam webcam

iVCam Webcam iPhone app to use your phone as a PC webcam

iVCam delivers high-definition videos with low latency. With this app, you can turn your iPhone or iPad into a webcam for your Windows PC. As a huge plus, it supports standard video sizes as well as 1080p, 720p, 480p, 360p. 

You have options to configure the video/audio quality and frame rate depending on your needs. It also supports both landscape and portrait modes. Perhaps more importantly, it offers support for face beautify, video flip/mirror, flash, etc.

Price: Free

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2. Instant Webcam

Instant Webcam iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

Instant webcam is fully equipped to stream full-screen videos and audio to several devices on the same Wi-Fi network. What makes it stand out is the sub-100-millisecond latency, 30 FPS video, as well as CD-quality AAC audio. It also allows you to choose a specific video resolution.

Based on your need, you can use the front or rear camera to shoot high-quality videos. Record and download MPG videos right in the browser itself. Better still, the app works with many web browsers like Safari, Chrome, Firefox, etc.

Price: $1.99

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3. iCam: Webcam Video Streaming

iCam Webcam Video Streaming app for iPhone

If you want to stream multiple live videos instantly on your iPhone, iCam is the app you should install. iCam has a unique feature of recording and playing back motion events. You can also receive notifications when iCam detects anything.

To use this app, you’ll have to download iCamSource software or buy its mobile app. With the support for iCam cloud, all the iCamSource motion events are automatically backed up to the cloud as soon as they’re recorded.

The camera quality is impressive, which is arguably the most essential aspect to consider.

Price: $4.99

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4. IP Cam

IP Cam iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

IP Cam can capture anything and everything you want it to. You can capture computer videos via Wi-Fi on your iPhone pretty quickly. 

IP Cam is compatible with MJPEG streaming as well. There’s also an option to reduce or increase the brightness, contrast, saturation, etc. to ensure the recording goes smoothly. The grayscale and night vision mode provides essential protection to your eyes at the night.

Price: $1.99

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5. ACam Live Video

ACam Live Video iPhone app

If you want to view a live video feed from your computer’s external or internal webcam, ACam Live Video is the way to go! You can easily set up a webcam in your office and remotely monitor people and their activity right from your iOS device.

Once paired with an external webcam, the app can also work as a convenient home surveillance system. There’s an option to set up motion detection to automatically trigger video recording, too. You can control volume and frame rate right from your iPhone. ACam Live Video supports both Mac and Windows.

Price: $7.99

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6. WebCamera

WebCamera iPhone app

WebCamera by Shape is a top-rated and powerful iPhone webcam app. This app is one of the few extremely professional apps for the iPhone that takes the business of turning your iPhone into a webcam very seriously.

The video quality, modes, and latency are all top-notch. It can capture videos in three different resolutions like 192×144, 480×360, and 640х480. Apart from being compatible with various messaging apps, it works with video production software such as Boinx TV, CamTwist, and Camtasia. Ultimately, it’s worth every penny.

Price: $4.99

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7. PocketCam by Senstic

PocketCam iPhone app to use it as webcam

PocketCam is a nifty tool that accomplishes many of the same tasks as the other apps on our list. I like it because it effortlessly transforms your iOS device into a wireless webcam for your Mac or Windows PC.

It’s quite easy to set up and works perfectly. The easy-to-use features coupled with the excellent video quality make this app the real deal. Even better, the app has support for audio, FaceTime, and even iMessage.

Price: $4.99

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Which app did you choose to transform your iPhone into a webcam? We want to know your pick!

There are two essential features that I like in all these apps—high-quality videos and the option to monitor video feeds effortlessly.

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