Ever find a need to skype or video chat, and not having a webcam? If you own in your possessions an iPhone you don’t need to go out and buy yourself a webcam. With few easy steps, you can simply turn your very own iPhone into a wireless web cam and use on your Mac or PC whatever you want to. Well, you can use skype and other apps for the video chats, but sometimes they don’t give a better result of the video or even cost you more. Therefore, you may convert your iPhone into the remote webcam.
The good news is, Apple doesn’t impose restrictions on the use of iPhone as the remote webcam for your Mac or PC. As a result of no needs of jailbreaking your iPhone (neither we were or ever will be recommending you to jailbreak your iPhone as it violates Apple’s restrictions).
Coming back to the topic, using iPhone as a wireless web cam for your system is very easy. This can be accomplished in few simple steps. Apple’s FaceTime is also a good option for the desired objective, but it lacks some of the good features. Henceforth, there are a few inexpensive apps present on the AppStore that can be useful.
iPhone as Webcam, How?
The process comprises of a few simple and precise steps that are needed to be done. Let’s get started.
App Installation on iPhone:
There are a number of iPhone web cam apps that are present on the Apple App Store. We have enlisted some of them below:
- iCam: Available for $4.99 on the App Store. Good for streaming multiple live videos.
- IP Cam: Available for $1.99 on the App Store.
- Air Cam Live Video: Available for $7.99 on the App Store. Good for those who desire continuous feed through their iPhone.
- Mobiola Web Camera: Available for $4.99 on the App Store. Works best on the Mac.
After picking an App that goes best with your needs, do make sure the app that you picked has a software for the PC/Mac.
Software Installation on PC/Mac:
After you have chosen a Web Cam app and done installing it on your iPhone, the next thing that you got to do is, install it’s corresponding software application on your Mac or PC (whichever you want your iPhone to run as remote webcam for). Run the software, as it will install the required drivers needed to run the application.
The app on iPhone:
Run the app on your iPhone is our next task. Set the camera as per your desires and necessity. Next, go to your system and start the program on it.
You have done setting up the web cam on iPhone. Let’s begin using it from your PC or Mac. All the hard part you had to do, is done and now you just need to test it. For running, open any desired program such as Skype, Live, or Messenger, all to see if video works.
Keep in mind, you will be needing an active Wifi on your iPhone and the system.
Well, that’s how you can use your iPhone as a remote wireless web cam for your PC or Mac. Apple allows you to use your iPhone, fortunately. That would not force you to jailbreak your iPhone. Well, it is also cheaper than buying a web cam instead you can, just install a web cam app from App Store and on your PC/Mac. It is easy and simple. Hope you find it useful.