How do I turn my smartphone into a webcam using iVCam?

2020-04-14 20:51

iVCam is an application for your Windows computer and your smartphone/tablet that turns your smartphone/tablet into an HD webcam for a Windows laptop.

1. Download the iVCam app to your smartphone and the program to your Windows computer. See instructions on how to connect and use iVCam.

2. Open the application on your computer and phone. Wait for the application on the phone and computer to connect to each other. As long as the smartphone and the computer are on the same Internet network, the app should recognize the computer and connect. 

3. Options:

  • You have the option to take a photo of your camera shot.
  • You may record the camera.
  • You may point the camera outward or toward yourself.
  • You may turn on a flash to give your camera light.
  • You may adjust Camera Settings (the gear icon) as well as Application Settings (the three stacked lines icon) on the iVCam app on your smartphone/tablet and on your computer. You may adjust including video size and video quality.

Above: Settings options.

Above: View from iVCam window on your computer.

Above: View from iVCam window on your smartphone/tablet.

4. When you activate the webcam on Google Meet, Skype, Zoom, etc., the camera will default to the iVCam app.


  • Keep an eye on the battery on your smartphone. It is best to plug in to power during use.
  • Put your phone on Airplane Mode to avoid any calls interrupting the web conference.
  • Follow webcam best practices.

For more information, check out this video.

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