How To Use Your iPhone as a Mac Webcam

We all love our Macs. But when it comes to webcam, we are left with a sour taste in our mouths. The Macs feature a 720p Webcam, and it has not even changed with the new M1 Macs. The video is often blurry, and the colours are not vibrant enough. Even the backlighting is a big issue with Mac’s Webcam.

The iPhone’s cameras are practically the best ones in the market right now. Has it ever occurred to your that it would be marvellous if you could use your iPhone as a Mac Webcam for video conferences?

How To Use Your iPhone as a Mac Webcam: Camo App
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Don’t worry! It is now possible with the help of an App called Camo. Camo is free to use, with a paid premium version that starts at $4.99 a month. The premium version lets you get rid of the small Camo Logo that appears during videos and extends support for two computers. But even with the free version, you won’t be disappointed.

Here is how I look on the webcam of the new M1 Macbook Air.

And here is how I look using my iPhone XS as a webcam, using Camo.

Let’s not waste any more time and get on with the steps on how to use it.

How To Use Your iPhone as a Mac Webcam

  • Install the Camo app on your Mac.
  • Download the Camo app on your iPhone.
  • Now plug your iPhone into your Mac.
  • Open the Camo App on your iPhone.
  • You should see the video feed coming through the Camo App on your Mac.
  • Set-up the iPhone near your Mac. (I use my wireless charger stand to do so.)

After setting-up your iPhone with Camo, you are now ready to use your iPhone as a Mac Webcam in apps like Zoom, Skype, Slack, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet and more.  As the final step, change the camera from “FaceTime HD Camera” to “Reincubate Camo” individually in each app.

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