Use iPhone as Webcam for Computer

Last Updated: June 20, 2022

To turn your iPhone into an HD webcam for your computer, here are some simple steps you can follow.

Step 1. Install FineCam for iOS

Download the FineCam app from App Store on your iPhone or iPad. Install and launch it on your iPhone.

Download and Install FineCam App from App Store

Download and Install FineCam App from App Store

Note: Make sure to allow FineCam to access your camera and your network on your iPhone, or you can’t use your iPhone camera as a webcam for your computer.

Allow FineCam to Access Camera & Network on Your iPhone

Allow FineCam to Access Camera & Network on Your iPhone

Step 2. Install, Download & Run FineCam for Windows

Visit FineCam official website to download the latest version of the FineCam decktop client.

Download FineCam Desktop Client from fineshare.com

Download FineCam Desktop Client from fineshare.com

Next, install and run it on your computer.

Click FineCam Installer to Install It

Click FineCam Installer to Install It

Step 3. Connect iPhone as Camera Source

After running FineCam on both of your devices, connect your iPhone to your computer using a USB cable or through the same Wi-Fi network.

Next, send the connection request from your computer or from your iPhone. To send a connection request from your iPhone, just follow the onscreen steps on your iPhone to Connect Computer.

Choose One Computer to Connect Your iPhone Camera - FineCam

Choose One Computer to Connect Your iPhone Camera

To send a connection request from your computer, click the three dots icon on the scene to find the option Select Phone Camera. Click the option to connect your iPhone as webcam.

Connect an iPhone from FineCam Desktop Client

Connect an iPhone from FineCam Desktop Client

Last, allow the connection request on another device.

Step 4. Use iPhone Camera to Start Video Call on PC.

After connecting your iPhone as a camera, turn on the Virtual Camera feature in the bottom middle of the FineCam desktop program. This put FineCam into the video source list of most popular platforms, including Zoom, Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, Skype, OBS Studio, Twitch, Discord, YouTube Live, Twitch, etc.

Enable Virtual Camera on FineCam

Enable Virtual Camera on FineCam

After you enable the Virtual Camera, you can select FineCam as a video source on video apps.

Select FineShare FineCam as Camera Source

Select FineShare FineCam as Camera Source in Google Meet

Problem 1. Cannot Connect Using USB Cable?

There are some quick tips you can follow to fix iPhone connect problems you may meet while using a USB cable.

  • Unlock your iPhone and trust your computer.
  • Unplug and plug again.
  • Change to use another USB cable.
  • Change to use another USB Port on your computer.
  • Restart both your iPhone and computer.
  • Download and install the latest version of iTunes on your computer.

Problem 2. Cannot Connect iPhone using Wi-Fi?

Firstly, make sure to allow FineCam to access your Camera and WiFi Network on your iPhone. To check whether you’ve allowed it, go to Settings > FineCam.

Check Whether Allowed FineCam to Access Camera and Network

Check Whether Allowed FineCam to Access Camera and Network

WiFi connection requires both your iPhone and computer to be connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Make sure your devices are connected to the same network.

If the problem still exists, try to uninstall and reinstall FineCam.

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