How to Use Your Android Phone as a Webcam for Your PC

To connect remotely, chat on the phone or study online on Zoom or Microsoft Teams, participants need a webcam to video chat. So if your computer does not have a webcam or laptop webcam faulty, how to do? In addition to using an external webcam device, we now have many applications that turn your phone into a computer webcam such as iVCam. IVCam application allows users to transfer images online from phone to computer with a very simple way. The following article will guide you how to turn the camera on your phone into a webcam on your computer.

Instructions to turn the phone camera into a computer webcam

Users download iVCam software for computers and then install and download iVCam for Android and iOS according to the link below.

Download the iVCam iOS app :

Download iVCam for Android :

USB Debugging

On your phone side, enable the USB Debugging option under Settings > Developer options.

For Android 4.2 and newer, Developer options is hidden by default. Show it using the following steps:
  • On the device, go to Settings > About <device>.
  • Tap the Build number 7 times to make Settings > Developer options available.
  • Then enable the USB Debugging option.

Note in case the installation on the computer displays the message as shown below, then click Allow Access to agree to install on the computer.

How to use Mobilephone as a Webcam

You have to download and install an application that lets you use your Android telephone as a webcam for your PC. There are numerous such applications accessible in the Play Store, yet in the wake of testing a few of them, the one we preferred best was iVCam. The application works by making an association between your Android smartphone and your Windows PC either by using a remote system (wireless) or through a USB cable. And also it supports 3 sizes of 1280×720, 640×480 and 320×240 by default.

Now on your phone, just click the search icon.

And on your Windows system, you will find the screen like this

It will automatically detect the windows. So now you can use your laptops camera for your phone and the other way around

9.This is how it looks on the phone. This is how it looks on the laptop.

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