How To - Turn your Android phone into a Webcam

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Maybe you want to Skype, record a vlog, hang out with your friends on Zoom, or meet with your colleagues on Google Meet. Whatever the case is, you’re going to need a webcam. If your PC doesn't have a Webcam built in, or you just want a little more flexibility, here's how you can use the camera(s) in your Android phone or tablet instead. To do so, you just need to download 2 programs. Lets’ begin.

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Download and install the IP camera adapter for windows in your computer.

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Download and install the IP Webcam app (free version) on your phone or tablet.

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Make sure your Android device and the computer are on the same Wi-Fi network.

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Now, launch the IP Webcam app on your phone or tablet.

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Complete the settings of the app depending on your requirements.

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Set a username and password to protect others from accessing your camera.

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Then hit the “Start Server” option to open the video stream.

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Now, open the IP camera adapter program on your computer.

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In the first field, enter the IP address and port number that shows up on the bottom of your android device's screen.

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Input your username and password. And hit the “Autodetect” button. You are now ready to use it.

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Place your Android device in a convenient location to have a good viewing experience.

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Open a communicating app like Skype, Zoom to test it. Go to the Video settings and select mjpec camera as the source.

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Whenever you open a page or app like Skype, select your Android device as a source of input.

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