How to use iPhone as a webcam (via WI-FI or USB)
IOS setup for video transfer
The whole setup will take place in two stages: installing programs into a smartphone and into a personal computer with their subsequent connection. So, the steps to perform on the iPhone:
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Setting up your computer to receive streaming video from an iPhone
To connect iPhone as a webcam, you need to download the desktop version of the iVCam program for a personal computer. To do this, go to the official website at the link https://www.e2esoft.com/ivcam/, select the Download button. If you cannot download the program from the official website, you can follow the link http://ivcam.findmysoft.com/.
After installing the program on your computer, you need to remove the ban on iVCam in the Firewall settings. Let’s see how to do it on Windows 10.
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Go to the “Windows Defender Security Center”:
Next, we allow the application to work through the firewall by ticking the appropriate checkboxes:
The setup is complete, now let’s move on to connecting the smartphone and computer to one network.
iPhone as a webcam over Wi-Fi
If your computer and iPhone are connected to the same WI-FI wireless network, setup is fairly straightforward. First, open the iVCam application, the smartphone will automatically detect an active wireless connection with the program on the computer.
The iPhone will ask for permission to use the camera and microphone. It is necessary to click “Allow”, after that the image from the main camera, as well as the sound, will appear on the screen:
Please note that in this mode, you cannot switch between applications on the iPhone, otherwise the video stream will be interrupted.
If various networks are used, for example, mobile LTE and a regular Ethernet connection on a PC, the iPhone must first be connected with a proprietary cable to an available USB port of the system unit. Then allow access to the computer and run the iVCam program on the smartphone.
The simple iPhone setup procedure saves you a decent amount of money for the alleged purchase of a new webcam. And also gives guaranteed pleasure from broadcasting high-definition video. In webcam mode, the iPhone is used to stream to video services such as YouTube, Twitch. Also for video calls through popular instant messengers: Skype or Duscord. The interlocutors will appreciate the high-definition “cinema” and high-quality sound.