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How to Use Your iPhone as a Webcam on Mac And Window PC

With the global pandemic, millions of people have no other choice but to start working from home. We are now holding meetings or any official conference through video conferencing apps like Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Skype.

These practical has led to webcam demand across the world. Sadly laptops and MacBooks only boast of performance but packs garbage webcam. The good news here is that you can still use your iPhone as a webcam on PC or Mac.

Using the iPhone as a webcam is the best because it does not require any rigorous process. Settings it up is simple. Another reason to use your iPhone instead of your MacBook webcam is the sharp camera on your iPhone can not be compared with Mac or PC.

The video quality on your iPhone is way better than the one on your Mac. To cap it all, most of the webcam Apps for iPhone comes with easy setup description.

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How to Use iPhone as a Webcam on Mac for Zoom And Skype Video Calls

Step 1: Before anything else, you need to download the EpocCam app from the App Store on iPhone

Step 2: Now move over to and download the macOS drivers for the app. After that, go to your download, extract the file, and install them on Mac.  The driver will then enable the option to choose EpocCam as the default camera in apps like Zoom.

Step 3: Again download EpocCam Viewer app from the Mac App Store

Step 4: Now open the EpocCam app on the iPhone and it will display a blank screen and will ask you to connect to the Mac using the same Wi-Fi network or via USB cable.

Step 5: You can use the USB cable to connect iPhone to Mac or make sure that both the devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi.

Step 6: You should now be able to see the live front-facing camera preview in the Mac’s EpocCam Viewer app.

Now that you have installed the required drivers for the EpocCam app, you will be able to choose it as the default video camera in apps like Skype and Zoom.

To make the changes, go to Settings > Audio & Video, and select EpocCam as the default camera for the service.

EpocCam is an iPhone Webcam app that is free to download and the app works for both Mac and windows. The free version allows you to use both the front and the back camera with the output is limited to 640 x 480 video resolution.

The EpocCam web camera for the computer costs $8 and it improved the quality to 1080p full HD, and it also allows you to use the iPhone as a microphone, removes ads, and watermark.

How to Use iPhone as a Webcam on Windows For Skype And Zoom Video Calls

EpocCam works on Windows too. But since the free version comes with some adds and limited to subpar video resolution. We will be switching to the iVCam app for iPhone and windows since it allows full HD streaming and comes with a cleaner user interface.

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Step 1: Download the iVCam app from the App Store on your iPhone

Step 2: Now on your window PC, download iVCam software from the official source.

Step 3: You can now install the software on your window and make sure that both your iPhone and window are both connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

Step 4: Now open the app on your window and iPhone. They will automatically connect and you should be able to see a live feed from the iPhone camera on the Windows PC.

The iVCam iPhone webcam app is not limited to streaming iPhone camera to PC. You can also use the app to effects, take screenshot or videos of the feed and even enable flash during low-light

You can increase the resolution to 1920 x 1080 at 60fps. And yet, it has a premium version that costs $10 which removes ads and watermark. The iVCam also works perfectly with Skype and Zoom.

The advantage of the app is that you don’t need to download separate drivers for it to work. Just go to app Settings > Audio & Video and select iVCam as the default video camera.

To get the best experience, you can use an iPhone stand, table-top mount, or a tripod. Also bear in mind that as you are using your iPhone camera to stream live feed on your PC, it will drain your battery, so make sure you have a power bank connected or a power adapter.

Meanwhile, you can also check our list of best Webcam Apps for iPhone, and don’t forget to share your experience with us using the app.

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James T.

James, a distinguished alumnus of MIT, where he specialized in Computer Science and Communications Technology, has an impressive academic foundation that underpins his expertise. With over a decade in the industry, he deciphers complex technology into easy how-tos. Known for his keen insights, James is dedicated to helping readers navigate the rapidly evolving digital landscape.

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