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How to use iPhone as a webcam

  It is not necessary to invest in a webcam if we can use our iPhone like this.  Best of all, the Apple devices boast tremendous video quality.  We'll even have a high-quality webcam.


  prerequisites


  Most iOS webcam apps work in sync with macOS and Windows.  This means that we will have to download the application on our iPhone and also on our Mac or Windows computer.


  In addition, this application works both by USB and by Wi-Fi, so we can choose what works best for us.  Among all the apps available, we choose the one that seems to us the best or at least that has given us the best experience.


  We are talking about the EpocCam app which with the free version set the video quality to 640 x 480 at 30 fps, it is not good to be able to talk to our friends or family.  However, if we want better quality like Full HD 1080p, we will have to buy the EpocCam app for $8.


  In the event that we want to use our iPhone with cables on our computer, it will be necessary to install iTunes on it.


How to use iPhone as a webcam


  How to turn and use our iPhone into a webcam


  Obviously, the first thing we have to do is download the 9EpocCam app on our iPhone or iPad.  We will also have to do this on our PC or Mac, for this we go to the Elgato website.


  Next we will download the driver to our computer.  The only requirements are that you must have macOS 10.12 and Windows 7 or later.  Even in Windows 11 it works fine, as the software has been updated to the new version of Microsoft's operating system.

  installation


  Once the program is downloaded, we will have to go through the process of installing it on our computer.  Upon completion, you may ask us to restart the computer in question.


  Next, we will start the EpocCam app on our iOS device.  As mentioned before, the app is designed to work using Wi-Fi or USB.  So here we will have to choose the option that suits us.  Similarly, if we are going to use a Wi-Fi network, both the mobile device and the computer must be connected to the same Wi-Fi or wireless network.

How to use iPhone as a webcam


  Grant permissions


  Now we will have to allow the app to access the camera and microphone.  In addition, we will have to allow the application to use the local network.

How to use iPhone as a webcam


  So we can use the iPhone as a webcam


  We will open the application where we want to use EpocCam.  In this guide, we'll be using Zoom as an example.  So we open Zoom and then click on the Settings icon.  Next we will have to select "Video" in the left sidebar.  We go to the drop-down menu next to the camera and select EpocCam.


  In most of the applications that we want to use with the camera, we will have to go to its configuration section and choose "EpocCam" as the default camera.

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