Use A Mobile Camera As Webcam

Use A Mobile Camera As Webcam
  • Sep 5th, 2023
  • Divya Sachdeva
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If you want to make a video call from your laptop or PC, then for this you need a webcam. Right?

But you ever think that you can also use your mobile phone camera as a webcam for a laptop? Yes, you can use it. Read this article to know more about how to use a mobile webcam for laptops.

What is the use of a webcam?

Webcam means the camera through which you can take selfies or capture any image and do video calls from your laptop or PC. While capturing images and video calling on a  mobile, we use the camera of the mobile but to do a video call on the laptop is not that efficient because it doesn't provide that camera quality that a mobile camera has. In this case, we need a separate webcam installation with supreme quality as the built-in webcam in the laptop doesn't provide that clarity while connecting a video call.

How to use the mobile camera to use as a webcam for a laptop

To Use Android Phone Camera as a Webcam for a laptop or computer follow these simple steps:-

Step 1:- To convert a mobile camera into a webcam, There is a need for Android software to download from the Play Store. One of the best apps for this is Droid cam through which you can easily convert a mobile camera into a webcam.

Step 2. Now Open your mobile phone and go to the play store and search for the droid cam app click on the install button to download it on your mobile phone.

After installing Droid cam, you have to install a similar software named "droid cam client" on your laptop or PC as well.

Step 3:-  Now Open your laptop or PC.

Step 4:- Refresh it.

Step 5:- Open any internet browser that you want.

Step 6:- In the internet browser search for "Droid cam client".

Step 7:- Install it on your laptop.

Step 8:- After installing the software on both laptop and mobile, open the installed app on your mobile.

Step 9:- When you opened the DroidCam( Wireless Webcam app) on mobile,  You have to accept all the privacy and security policies of the app and allow access to the mobile camera and microphone on the app.

Step10:- Now the DroidCam Wireless Webcam app loads a new screen, on which it shows you from which WiFi network you are connected, your Android smartphone's IP address, and the port used by the app automatically.

Step 11:- After this, open the droid webcam software installed on the laptop. Open the droid cam application In the Connect over WiFi (LAN) section, enter the Device IP and the DroidCam Port that are displayed on your Android smartphone.

Step 12:- Then make sure to select the Video and, if you want, the Audio checkbox too. control whether an Android smartphone can relay the camera video feed, as well as the sound from its microphone.

Step 13-: After you click on start, your smartphone camera will be connected to your laptop. You can use your smartphone's camera as a webcam by holding your smartphone's camera in front of you.

This is how you can use the camera of a smartphone with the help of a droid cam to use it as a laptop webcam.

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This blog concludes with the procedure through which you can use your mobile camera as a laptop webcam.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Yes, you can use your phone camera as a webcam for USB.

DroidCam is one of the powerful applications that can be used to use your phone camera for a laptop and it is completely safe.

You can only use a digital camera as a webcam by Connecting it to your laptop or Mac via USB and plugging your camera in via HDMI.

ReCheck the wifi connection, refresh and restart your laptop or PC.

If you want to switch to the front-facing camera, Click on the Menu button in DroidCam's Android app and go to settings and select the 'Front' option under the camera. set your phone at the right height and angle to take pictures more.

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