After reading the article headline, many people would question why anyone would use their phone as a webcam. Well, this is a common reaction, but there are many good reasons to use a smartphone as a webcam.

You can turn your old smartphone into a security camera if you no longer use it. For example, you can use your handset to monitor your home, use it as a baby monitor, or use it as your PC’s webcam.

In other words, you don’t need to purchase a new standalone camera if you convert your phone to a webcam. So, if you are interested in converting your Android device into a webcam, you are reading the right guide.

Methods to Use Android Phone Camera as Webcam for PC

In this article, we will share a step-by-step guide on using your Android as a webcam for PC. Let’s check out.


Steps To Use Android Mobile Phone As Webcam

1. First of all install, the downloaded IP Webcam application on your Android mobile phone. Also, install the IP Camera Adapter on your PC.

2. Now, open the installed IP Camera app on your phone. You will see many options like username, password, screen resolution, and much more, which you can adjust according to your choice. Now after doing so, click on the Start Server.

Click on the 'Start Server' option

Note: This app uses the back camera as default for better quality. You can also change camera mode to the front, but it will reduce your video quality.

3. Now, when you click on the start server, you will see an IP at the bottom of your mobile screen. Now open this IP in your PC’s Chrome or Firefox browser.

Open the IP Address on Desktop Browser

4. To enable the webcam view, you need to install the downloaded IP camera adapter on your PC. Now in the “Camera feed URL” enter your IP and port you got from the app you installed on your phone, and then click on Autodetect.

Enter the IP And port in 'Camera feed URL'

That’s it! You are done. Open any video conferencing application on your PC like Skype, Facebook messenger, WhatsApp, and you will see the video streaming on your PC from your android mobile phone.

Using Android Camera as Webcam through USB

You can use your Android as a webcam even without WiFi. All you need to do is enable the USB debugging mode on your Android smartphone. Let’s know how to do it.

1. First of all, you need to enable the debugging mode on your Android device (Settings > Apps> Developer options> USB debugging)

Enable debugging mode

2. Now, you need to download and install DroidCam from the Google Play store on your Android device.

Install Droidcam on Android

3. Now connect your phone to your computer via USB and then let your computer install the required drivers in the PC ( You can manually install OEM drivers by clicking on this link)

4. Now, you need to download and install the Dev47apps client on your Windows PC.

Install the desktop client

5. After installing the client, select the “USB” icon just behind the WiFi in your windows client and then click on “Start”.

Select the USB icon, enable 'Video' and click on 'Start'

That’s it! If everything goes right, you will get to see your Android device’s camera on your PC, and you can use it as a webcam too. You can even visit the Droid47apps connect page to know more about it.

Android Camera as Webcam through USB

If you have an old Android device that you no longer use, you can use it as a Webcam for your PC. In this way, you don’t need to purchase any dedicated webcam for your PC. If you know of any other methods to use Android as a webcam for PC, let us know in the comment box below. I hope this article helped you! Please share it with your friends also.