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[2022 Updated] How to Use iOS/Android Phone as Webcam

Crystal Chen Updated on Jan 12, 2022| min read

When your professions ask you to show your face during online office meetings, however, there is no built-in camera on your laptop. What can you do to show your face? You might think about using your phone's selfie camera. Actually, it's an easy and accessiable external device to replace the camera. 

using phone as a webcam

Most video communication services like Zoom, Google Meet, and Microsoft Teams allow users to use their phone as a webcam. Here, you should find the best software to help connect meeting application and phone. This post demonstrates how to use phone as webcam and record computer screen when using it as a webcam. 

How to Turn iPhone/Android into Webcam

Using a Phone's selfie camera in your meetings can avoid spending external costs on purchasing webcam equipment. Or you can use this method when the camera from a PC or laptop is not functional. Try EpocCam Webcam to convert your iPhone's camera into a webcam, which is suitable for iPhone and Android users. 

It can be a wireless method to turn your external hardware device into a webcam, by connecting iPhone and computer with a cable. Or you can use the same WiFi network for the app and your phone. 

epoccam webcam for phone

Guide on using your phone as a webcam:

Step 1. Download and install the EpocCam Webcam app on your iPhone/Android. At the same time, download this application on your computer. Then, perform your online meeting app. Make sure they are under the same WiFi network or you can connect them with a cable. 

Step 2. A pop-up window will show on the phone and you click "OK" to access these two programs. 

Step 3. Open online meeting software like Zoom, Skype, or other programs on your computer. Click "Settings" on the video chat software. Let EpcoCam be your camera. 

Tips: Close the video conferencing app when installing these programs, otherwise, it wouldn't be efficient. 

How to Use Phone as Webcam and Record

Converting your phone into a webcam makes your online meeting an easy task. Learning how to record these meetings is also a necessary task, as you may want to go through details from these meetings. 

If you are using a Windows PC and want to record the screen after using the phone's selfie camera as the webcam, try a well-known webcam recorder, Bandicam. Also, you need to install the webcam application named IRIUN. Then, connect your phone with this recorder, whether on a cable or WiFi network. 

Features:

  • Allow capturing the screen with your face
  • Record the gameplay in high quality
  • Excellent webcam recorder on Windows

using your phone as webcam

To know the method of using your phone as a webcam:

Step 1. Download and install the IRIUN webcam application on PC (Go to: http://www.iriun.com).

Step 2. Remember to install IRIUN on your iPhone/Android. Find it on Google Play Store or Apple App Store.

Step 3. Give permission for using your phone as a webcam. Here, ensure your phone and computer are under the same WiFi network. Or you can use a cable to connect them together. 

How to record from your phone's camera:

When connecting your phone to the computer, open the Bandicam Recorder. Find and choose the "Device Recording" option. Here, you can choose to make your external hardware device a webcam. 

use phone as webcam

You can record screen and webcam. Also, you can record audio from your microphone by enabling "Speakers". 

Bonus Tips: Record Screen with Your Face on Mac/Windows

Recording the screen with the webcam is easy when using some recorders like EaseUS RecExperts. Even if you cannot use the phone as a webcam here, it allows connecting the external camera and even OBS virtual camera. The special Webcam option can capture your face while recording the screen. At the same time, you can choose the audio resource like the external audio and system sound. 

Meanwhile, you can choose the output format for video/audio, like MP3, MP4, AVI, OGG, and even a GIF. 

Key Features:

  • Capture the screen, audio, webcam, and gameplay
  • Allows recording the webcam and screen at the same time
  • Record green screen webcam with ease
  • Trim the recordings with a built-in trimmer
  • Allow you to take a screenshot of the screen

Now, try this webcam recorder on Windows/Mac! No registration is needed. 

How to record screen with showing your face on Windows:

Step 1. Download and launch this program on your computer, then click "Full Screen" or "Region" to select the recording area. Here you can choose your desired audio source by hitting the Speaker icon on the lower left.

Select recording area

Step 2. Once the recorded area is selected, click the camera icon at the bottom to enable the webcam. Next, click "REC" to begin your recording with webcam.

Enable webcam

Step 3. In the recording process, you can adjust the position of the webcam window. If you want to pause, resume, or stop the recording, click the corresponding options on the toolbar.

Stop screen and webcam recording

Step 4. When you finish it, you can preview the videos in "Recording".

View recordings

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How to Record Video on Mac with External Camera

If you want to know the method of recording Mac with an external camera, find more information in this post. 

Conclusion

Hope that this post is of help to you on how to use phone as webcam. Making your phone a webcam is an efficient method when the camera in your laptop is not functional. Find the relevant method in this post. Also, if you want to record it after connecting it with your phone, try Bandicam on Windows. 

When using an external camera, record it with EaseUS RecExperts, a rich-featured webcam recorder. 

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