If your MacBook Air or Pro is running on macOS Ventura, i.e. macOS 13.0, then you can use iPhone camera as Webcam on Mac. So if your MacBook camera isn’t working or you face issues turning it on, then you can use this guide as an alternative.
So what are you waiting for? First, let’s check what you will need to start using the iPhone camera as a webcam on Mac.
How to Use iPhone Camera as Webcam on MacBook Air/Pro/iMac
Table of Contents
How to Use iPhone Camera as a Webcam on Mac Using Continuity Camera Feature
Apple recently introduced an awesome Continuity Camera feature, which works with and without a wire in FaceTime, Zoom and other video conferencing apps. The video directly delivers from nearby users’ iPhone camera and provides you with better quality than the inbuilt Camera of Mac.
You will be surprised to know that Continuity Camera also allows you to use stunning video effects supported by modern iPhones:
- Center Stage (iPhone 11 and later)
- Studio Light (iPhone 12 and later)
- Portrait mode (iPhone XR and later)
- Desk View (iPhone 11 and later).
What You’ll Need
- iPhone running iOS 16.0 or later
- Mac running macOS Ventura or later
- Best iPhone Mount.
- Sign in using the same Apple ID with two-step verification enabled on both iPhone and Mac
- Bluetooth and WiFi enabled on both devices
Use iPhone Camera as a Webcam on Mac Using Continuity Camera Feature
Step #1: First, attach your iPhone to your Mac using the phone mount.
Step #2: Open the FaceTime app and your iPhone’s Camera will be started automatically.
Step #3: Now, your iPhone will be ping notification with a sound saying that it is “Connected to ….” screen.
Step #4: Next, if you want to enable the video effects listed above, you need to launch Control Center on your Mac and click on a video effect to start using different modes.
Center Stage: This mode will keep you in the frame if you move around.
Portrait Mode: It will blur the background and focus on you.
Studio Light: The focus light will be on you.
Desk View: This mode will show what’s on your desktop using an Ultra Wide camera.
If you want to pause the Camera, you can do so by tapping on the Pause button displayed on your iPhone. Then, when you are done, tap on your iPhone’s red disconnect button.
Use iPhone’s Camera as a Webcam on Mac Using EpocCam App
Using your iPhone’s Camera as a webcam for your Mac is a simple process that can be done using an app called EpocCam. Here’s how to set it up:
Step #1: First, download the EpocCam app from the App Store onto your iPhone.
Step #2: Next, download the corresponding EpocCam driver onto your Mac by visiting the Kinoni website (https://www.kinoni.com/) and clicking on the “Download” button.
Step #3: Once the software is downloaded, open the installer package and follow the prompts to install the driver on your Mac.
Step #4: After the software is installed, open the EpocCam app on your iPhone and make sure that the iPhone and the Mac are connected to the same WiFi network.
Step #5: On your Mac, open the video conferencing or streaming software you want to use (e.g. Skype, Zoom, OBS) and select “EpocCam” as the camera input.
You May Also Like:
- Best MagSafe Charger for iPhone
- Best Wireless Charging Mouse Pad
- Best Webcam for Streaming
- Best iPhone Car Mount
- Best iPhone Bike Mount
- Best Projector for iPhone
That’s it! You should now be able to use your iPhone’s Camera as a webcam for your Mac. Let us know in the comments section if you need help with the above steps. We will be happy to help you.