How to Use iPhone as Webcam on Windows 10 and macOS

In this tutorial, we are going to explain how you can use your iPhone as a webcam for live streaming or video conferencing. For using an iPhone as the webcam, we will use the EpocCam app from the Apple App Store. EpocCam works reliably well and another good thing about EpocCam is that it’s available for both macOS and Windows.

EpocCam app has both Free and Paid versions. But if you use the free version of EpocCam, you won’t be able to use your iPhone’s microphone and switch between front and back cameras. So, we recommend you get the paid version to access these really important features but it’s always up to you.

NOTE: For using the EpocCam App, both your iPhone and computer need to be connected to the same WiFi network.

SEE ALSO: How to use your Android Phone as a Webcam in Windows 10?

Setup iPhone as Webcam on your Mac and Windows 10 PC

The steps for Mac and Windows are quite similar. Besides the installation of EpocCam drivers on macOS and Windows, everything is almost identical. So, let’s see how to use the iPhone as a webcam for web meetings and video conferencing.

Step 1: Install EpocCam on iPhone and Computer

First of all, you need to download and install EpocCam on your iPhone (Free, Pro version at $7.99) from the Apple App Store. You also need to install the drivers on your computer. Driver for EpocCam is available for both macOS and Windows. You can download the driver for macOS or Windows from here.

Download And Install Epoccam On Iphone And Computer
Download and install EpocCam on iPhone and Computer

Please note that EpocCam does not have a desktop client on macOS and it runs and stays active in the background. For Windows, you can launch the client.

Step 2: Launch EpocCam on iPhone

After installing the app on your iPhone, open the EpocCam app. You need to keep the app open otherwise, the video feed will stop. We will use this feed from our iPhone as a webcam for our video conference or meeting.

Launch Epoccam On Your Iphone
Launch EpocCam on Your iPhone

Step 3: Test the Video Feed from the iPhone

It’s time to test the video feed. On a Windows computer, open EpocCam Viewer from the Start Menu and you can check the stream there.

Check Iphone Camera Feed In Epoccam Viewer On Windows 10
Check iPhone Camera Feed in EpocCam Viewer on Windows 10

As mentioned earlier, macOS does not have a desktop client for the EpocCam app, but you can test the feed through the web browser. Just open this website in the web browser and there you can test the video feed from your iPhone. You just need to change the Video source to EpocCam from the address bar.

Test Camera Feed On Website
Test iPhone Camera Feed on WebRTC Website

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Step 4: Use iPhone as a Webcam for Video Conferencing (Zoom, Skype, etc.)

If your testing was successful, you can now use your iPhone for video conferencing. Here we are showing an example of the Zoom app.

Open the Zoom app on your computer and navigate to the Settings page. Now, move to the Video section on the left side and change the camera source to EpocCam.

Use Iphone As Webcam For Video Conferencing
Use iPhone as Webcam for Video Conferencing

Immediately, you will receive a notification saying that “EpocCam connected via Wi-Fi.” Now, you can seamlessly use your iPhone as a webcam on your Mac or Windows computer.

Epoccam Notification
“EpocCam Connected” Notification in Windows & macOS

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Step 5: Use iPhone as Webcam for Streaming

Besides, video conferencing, you can also use your iPhone as a webcam for live streaming while gaming, etc. If you are willing to use a video feed from your iPhone for streaming purposes, you can also do that using the EpocCam app.

You need to keep the EpocCam app open on your iPhone and start OBS or any other streaming software. Now, click on the [+] button and select Video Capture Device. From the drop-down list next to Device, select EpocCam Camera. You can now live stream using your iPhone camera.

Use Iphone As Webcam For Video Streaming
Use iPhone as Webcam for Video Streaming

SEE ALSO: How to Disable Camera Access on Lock Screen in iPhone?

Use your iPhone as a Webcam for Live Streaming and Video Conferencing

Using the method explained above, you can easily set up your iPhone as a webcam. After that, you can use it for live streaming during your gameplay or video conferencing purposes.

However, if you are using the free version of the EpocCam app, you will be limited to using video feed only. You won’t be able to use your iPhone as an audio input device (microphone) in the free version.

It means, you can only stream your video but you will have to use your computer’s mic for audio input. Anyway, you can purchase the premium version and remove these limitations.

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