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How to use Phone as Webcam in 5 Simple steps

Phone as webcam

Can i use my phone as Webcam? that’s the question you might have asked yourself for whatever reasons. Webcam in you laptop stopped working or you are using desktop and don’t have a  webcam. Either way, this article will help you with one of the easiest ways to set up your phone to use it as webcam for recording or live streaming.

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Setting up your Phone as Webcam

Step 1 : Go to on your PC and download the APP for your Windows or Mac

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Step 2 : Search and download Iriun app from your Play store or APP store on your phone.

Step 3 : Connect your phone to PC via USB cable and enable USB debugging.

(To enable USB debugging on Android, go to Settings > About Phone > and click on your phone’s software version multiple times to enable Developer options.

once Developer option enabled, go back to Settings > Developer options and scroll down until you find USB debugging and enable it.)

Step 4 : Open app in both PC and on phone, click on “Continue” and allow the APP to use your Camera.

Step 5 : Once connected, you can change the Video format or leave as is.

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How to use phone as Webcam in Wondershare Filmora ?

Once you followed the above steps and your Phone is ready for capturing, open Filmora (Download filmora for FREE)

Step 1 : Click on Record PC screen

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Step 2 : In screen recording settings, select Iriun Webcam, move the webcam screen and place it wherever you want and start recording.

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Alternatively, you can record only webcam first and then sync that with your screen recording while Editing.

How to use phone as Webcam in OBS Studio ?

Step 1 : Open OBS studio (Download OBS) and add “Video Capture Device”. If you want to capture both your screen and webcam then add “Display capture” along with it.


Step 2 : Under Device select Iriun webcam and change the Resolution/FPS or leave as default and click ok to add.

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Step 3 : Click and Drag the Webcam capture window wherever you want and start recording to record both screen and webcam.

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This is one of the easiest ways to use your Android phone as a webcam or even your iPhone as a webcam. If you have any questions regarding this or anything related to Video Editing, leave a comment below. Subscribe to YouTube channel to get the latest Tips and Tricks on Screen recording, Video Editing and much more Subscribe to YouTube

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