- Posted by Firhad Hakim
- On October 27, 2020
Due to COVID-19 most of us are working from home and it’s quite obvious that sometimes we might have to attend business meetings through video conferencing. For that, we basically use applications, such as Skype or Zoom.
Now, do you have a computer or laptop that you use for Skype, however, you do not have a proper webcam to use for the video conference? Or, the laptop’s in-build webcam is broken and you need to join an urgent video meeting? So, what is the other way around?
Your smartphone can prove to be handy in this matter, you can easily use it as a webcam. For that, you have to follow a few simple strategies. However, in case you note that the hacks are not working in your favour, then seek expert advice and join with mobile repair Dubai.
Tactics to Turn your Smartphone into a Wireless Webcam
Most of the people believe that a video call through Google+ hangout, Zoom or Skype is something that is occasional. Therefore, they don’t want to waste their money to buy a separate webcam. Especially, when you can easily use your smartphone as a webcam.
For your help, here professionals have come up with a few pocket-friendly techniques that you can attempt to use and turn your device into a wireless webcam.
1. Through Wi-Fi, you can use your Smartphone as a Webcam
Before, you start the procedure, ensure that both computer and your smartphone are connected to the same wireless router. Else, through a shared Wi-Fi network, you need to connect your device to a computer. Now, after successfully connecting your device to a computer via the Wi-Fi, you need to follow the below steps to complete the remaining task.
First, you should install the IP Webcam from the Android Market on the phone. The next thing that you need to do is to open the application. Instantly, the configuration screen will appear on the display. Here, you can set the option for username/ password, sound, port and video quality.
These are the default options, and they are good enough to make a video call. Now, move to the bottom and tap on the Start Server button. After that, the IP webcam will open and try to join a specific IP address & port. Go to the top-left column and tap on the ‘How do I connect’ option. In addition, to get this particular IP address and port, tap on the ‘I am using a Wi-Fi router’ option.
Within a few seconds, you will see the IP address. It looks like, ‘ 10.42.43.89.8080’. Take a note of this IP address. Open a web browser from your computer, as well as type the noted IP address within the given field and finally Enter key.
This will lead to a new page with links, for multiple ways, and you can use the webcam. Now, from the list of options, our experts suggest you select one of the links.
- Connect to Computer for use with Skype, as well as other Video chats, on Ubuntu GNU/Linux.
- Connect to the computer for use with Skype & other Video chats on Windows.
Now, to use your mobile phone as a wireless webcam, depending on the OS, get the webcam driver on your computer. Simply, you have to download and install it.
2. Use DroidCam Software for Android Devices
However, because of the rising demands of the video conferencing, the above procedure seems a little bit difficult for many people. Hence, professionals of the mobile repair Dubai suggest you use some free software like DroidCam in order to turn your Android device into a webcam.
Now, to perform the task, you just have to download two software. First, from the Play Store, download and install the DroidCam app. Second, from the Dev47Apps, download the Windows Client.
After installing both the software, you must ensure that both your smartphone and PC are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Apart from this, the DroidCam app comes with a unique IP address such as ‘192.168.1.91’ that you must type within the desktop app, in order to connect both the apps.
In case, you don’t have a microphone on the computer, make sure that the audio box is un-muted. Hit the Start menu and you are ready to join a meeting.
3. Use EpocCam App for iPhone
If you are an iPhone user, then the EpocCam program will be the best option for you. Now to use it, in the beginning, you should first download the drivers for your macOS. Afterwards, you should download and install the EpocCam to your iPhone.
Also, after installing the desktop software, you should reboot your computer. Furthermore, run the EpocCam on your computer, as well as make sure that the EpocCam program works properly on your iPhone. You can use it as a webcam for Hangout, Zoom and other video chats that you use on your phone.
As long as your iPhone and computer are connected to the same network, you will use your iPhone as a wireless webcam.
These are the best ways to use your smartphone as a webcam. However, if you face any difficulties while attempting to fix the procedure, we always advise you to join F2 Help, who is associated with the best mobile repair Dubai experts and book a service.