How to use your mobile phone as a webcam on your PC without a USB cable

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In this post we will explain in detail how to use yours Android smartphone as a webcam on your PC. If you want to know the whole process, please keep reading this content. On the other hand, you can also use your mobile or cellphone as an HD webcam via USB or WIFI.

How does your smartphone camera work as a webcam?

If your computer's camera has failed, you probably consider that it is the end and that there is no other way to continue enjoying this amazing tool.

But fortunately there are programs that try to solve this problem, without complications. Plus, it doesn't require big processes or tools, as you can do it via your mobile.

It works thanks to an application that you will find in the Play Store of your Android. It is called DroidCam. And the most impressive thing is that the download is completely free. Furthermore, it is a quality and safe service.

In this way, through the steps that we will explain below, users will be able to connect to their webcam via their mobile phone, easily.

Steps to use your mobile as a webcam on your PC

As has been pointed out from the start, this process really is simple and fast. However, if you still don't know how to do it, don't worry anymore, because here we will show you step by step what you should do. So you can continue to use the webcam without complications.

  • The first thing to do is go to the official store of your Android smartphone, or in the " Play Store «, To download the corresponding App.
  • Then we enter the name of the application in the search engine, which is " DroidCam «, Taking into account that it is free. Then select the program and the installation begins.

  • After installing the app on your phone, proceed to open it.
  • Next we go to the PC, where you have to access the Dev47Apps page. Once there, start downloading and installing this program, which is specific for Windows. Also, it should be noted that this tool will be useful for both Windows 7 and Windows 10.

  • Next, it is necessary run the program double clicking on it and then following the instructions that come out by default.
  • After finishing the installation, what you should do is open the application which was downloaded to the smartphone, that is DroidCam. Once that is done, the app shows an option that says «IP Wifi»
  • After that, open the program you downloaded on your PC and automatically a window appears, in which you must add the IP address assigned to you by the smartphone application.
  • Once this process is ready, we click on "Start"  and the webcam will start automatically.
  • Finally, you can now use your phone as a webcam on your computer.

As you can see, it's an easy process that doesn't require a lot of time or complications.

Finally, we hope this tutorial has helped you by reminding you that you can give other uses to your mobile phone camera, such as turning my Android mobile into a night vision camera, however, we would like to know your opinion. your mobile like webcam? Know other methods for use your PC webcam? Leave us your answers in the comments.

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