The new versions of iOS and macOS are now available to all users who have a compatible Mac and iPhone, and that means that all of them also have the opportunity to enjoy one of the great functions that the Cupertino company has introduced, the possibility to use the iPhone as a webcam for your Mac. In this post we will tell you what you have to do to achieve it.
Steps to connect iPhone to computer
Every year Apple places greater emphasis on improving what the iPhone lenses are capable of doing, if you add to that the great desire to make a practically perfect ecosystem, the sum results in the possibility of using the iPhone as a webcam for your computer from Apple natively, making the connection that happens between both devices seem magical. As you can see below, the steps to achieve it are really simple, we will tell you below.
- Connect your iPhone and your Mac to the same wifi network.
- Check that the iPhone and Mac have the same Apple ID.
- open the app where you want to use your iPhone as a webcam.
- In the app settings, select iPhone as camera.
As you have seen, you really do not have to do practically anything to be able to take advantage of your iPhone’s cameras and use it as a webcam, since the connection is made automatically between the two devices. This, without a doubt, is a real advantage and will add a lot of quality to video calls in the absence of a large webcam on Apple computers.
What else do you need?
There is no doubt that this is a very attractive function and that it will surely be of great help to users who have to make daily video calls or even those who broadcast on platforms such as Twitch or YouTube, since the quality they offer iPhone cameras is really good. Of course, to get the most out of them you have to take into account certain points and, obviously, you will need the help of other gadgets. Below we tell you which ones we consider suitable for it.
- The iPhone, as you can foresee, does not hold itself, therefore, to make a video call or carry out a direct on some streaming platform you have to have something to hold it with. Apple on its website already sells a Belkin adapter that allows you to place the iPhone on top of the MacBook screen, whether it’s Air or Pro, it’s very easy to use and does its job like a charm. Another option that you have on the table is to use a tripod next to the mount for the iPhone, place it on the table or, depending on its height, on the ground.
- Another fundamental point that you have to take into account is the lighting of the room or place where you are. The cameras of the latest iPhones have improved a lot, however if your environment is very dark, the result will be an image with a lot of noise and grain, that is, an image that will leave something to be desired, so our recommendation is that you look for a well-lit place or, illuminate the room yourself with different points of light.