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How to use an Android smartphone as a webcam


Smartphones are made for various purposes, not just for sending messages and making calls. we can also use an Android smartphone as a webcam when we make video calls. this is very helpful if the webcam quality on our PC is not good.

To make your android phone into a webcam, you can use the SmartCam application in PlayStore.

This webcam application supports cross-platform, which means it can be used on different operating systems (Windows and Linux.). to connect it to a PC can be via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections. After installing this application on a smartphone, you can immediately make a video call on Google Talk, Yahoo! Messenger, Skype and others. this application runs smoothly without lag, the video quality is good.

but sometimes an error occurs if you connect to a PC via Bluetooth, otherwise it works well. To use this application, you are required to install smartcam on Android and PC. please download first GooglePlay link: Smartcam Webcam

After installing the application on a cellphone and PC, please follow the following method.

How to Turn Android Into Webcam Using Wi-Fi

  • Open the smartcam application on your PC / laptop, check the TCP / IP (WiFi) option with the            port left alone, usually the port has a 4 digit number 9361.
  • Click OK
  • Then open the SmartCam application that has been downloaded on Android.
  • Select settings, choose the type of connection using WiFi.
  • Enter the port number and IP address, for the IP address, can be obtained by looking at your PC /       Laptop by opening Run on the computer and type cmd to open a command prompt, then type the         command "ipconfig / all" and a number of words will appear, search a word that says "IPv4                  Address" and that is the IP address that must be entered in the smartcam settings on your android.
  • Then go back to the smartcam application screen and click the "Connect WiFi" button, then your        smartphone will be connected to the PC / Laptop as a webcam.

How to Turn Android Into a Webcam Using Bluetooth

  • Make sure your PC / Laptop has the Bluetooth feature and make sure the Bluetooth on your PC /          Laptop is paired with Bluetooth on the smartphone. (to test, try using a PC to send files / images          to a smartphone using a Bluetooth connection).
  • Second Open the smartcam application on PC / Laptop, go to the settings menu and check the              Bluetooth option.
  • Then open the SmartCam application on Android.
  • Go to the settings menu and select the Bluetooth connection type.
  • Then select Bluetooth server and connect with Bluetooth on PC / Laptop.
  • Then back to the smartcam application screen and click the "Connect Bluetooth" button, then your smartphone will be connected to the PC / Laptop as a webcam.

Conclusion

Thank you for reading my blog I hope this usefully for you are, please give a comment below if you have a problem.

Goof luck.

Aliif Arief
Aliif Arief web and app enthusiast

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