How to connect the phone camera to the computer

When studying or working, if you find that the built-in camera of your laptop produces low-quality recordings, you may wonder what to do. Purchasing a webcam can be expensive, but an alternative solution is to use your phone’s camera instead. In this article, the Repair Center Vic will provide a summary of how to connect your phone’s camera to your computer, making it easier for you to study or work.

1. Is it possible to connect the phone camera to the computer?

Is it possible to connect the phone camera to the computer?

The answer is: Yes

Connecting a phone’s camera to a computer is a common method used for various activities such as online meetings through applications like Zoom, Skype, etc. It can also serve as a second camera source for live video or streaming applications such as OBS. If you’re working from home and need to attend online meetings, this method can serve as an alternative to using a webcam.

This method can be applied to both Android and iOS smartphones, including iPhones, and can be easily accomplished by downloading an app to your device. Some applications only require your phone and laptop to be connected to the same Wi-Fi network to function, while others may necessitate the use of a USB cable.

2. How to connect the phone camera to the computer

2.1 Enable USB debugging

Enable USB debugging

Before connecting your phone’s camera to your computer, you need to enable USB debugging on your phone to establish a connection between the two devices. The process of connecting will differ depending on the phone model you own.

To enable USB debugging on your phone, follow these steps depending on your phone model:

  • Samsung: Go to Settings > About phone > Software information > Select Build number
  • Xiaomi: Go to Settings > My Device > Click All specs > Finally, MIUI Version
  • OPPO: Go to Settings > About phone > Version
  • VIVO: Go to Settings > More Settings > Click About phone > Software version.

Note that the USB debugging setting may turn off when your phone’s main interface is turned off. So, if your phone is not detected the next time you try to connect it, check your USB debugging settings again and ensure that it is active or TURNED ON

For iPhone users, you need to install the Droidcam app on your computer to detect your phone’s camera and establish a connection between the two devices.

If you’re using an iPhone, there is no need to enable USB debugging. Instead, you should install iTunes on your PC as a way for the DroidCam app to detect your phone’s camera

2.2 Use Camera on mobile for computer via Droidcam

Use Camera on mobile for computer via Droidcam

To connect your phone’s camera to your PC using the DroidCam app, first download and install the app on your phone, and make sure to grant it permission to use the camera and microphone by pressing the ‘Allow’ button after downloading. Then, download and install the DroidCam app on your laptop or PC

When using the DroidCam app to connect your phone’s camera to your PC, you’ll have three connection options: WiFi LAN, Cable, and WiFi Server. For the best results and strongest connection, it’s recommended that you connect via cable (using a USB cord).

After granting the necessary permissions on both your phone and computer, you will receive the WiFi IP and Port address.

Open the DroidCam app on your computer and enter the device’s IP address and DroidCam Port information on your phone. Then, click ‘Start’ to connect your phone’s camera to your computer.

Then you can test in some apps like Zoom, Skype, OBS etc.

Enabling the Airplane mode feature on your phone while using it as a webcam for your PC can help save battery life and reduce performance usage. It is recommended to turn on Airplane mode before using your smartphone camera as a webcam to optimize its performance.

When using your phone’s camera as a webcam, the screen will turn off automatically by default. This helps to conserve the battery as the screen is not needed while using the camera as a webcam.

By default, this application will use the rear camera as the video source because in general the rear camera has better resolution and quality. But if you want to use the front camera, you can change it from the DroidCam app on your mobile.

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2.3 Connect the phone camera to the computer using IP Webcam

Connect phone camera to computer using IP Webcam

The IP Webcam app enables you to connect your phone’s camera to your computer and turn it into a webcam. However, to access advanced audio and video features, you will need to pay a fee.

Once you have installed the IP Webcam application, you can access the application settings to adjust the audio and video settings. After that, you need to connect your mobile phone to the computer using the configured access address provided by the IP Webcam application. This will allow you to check the source of the data and the laptop’s IP address will be displayed on your mobile phone.

In fact, there are many applications like DroidCam but currently this application is still the most trusted and the features in the application are also very easy to use. If you are worried about security when downloading the application, you can visit our Repair Center for assistance.

 

Hope the article on how to connect the phone camera to the computer is useful to you. If you have questions or good applications or need advice and care about services for your mobile device.

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