I want to access my laptop’s camera from my phone? This is me asking a question, actually, I once needed to view my laptop camera on my phone. Believe me, it was hard to find a working method that could allow me seamless streaming of the laptop cam on the phone.
Before narrating the whole story, of how I accessed my laptop camera remotely, let’s learn the reasons. Why do you want to do that?
For me, my laptop’s cam was very poor, to attend online meetings, I had to use my Samsung phone camera, to let me stream crisp, and clear images.
For you, maybe you want to turn your laptop camera into a security camera to see things around.
Or you have left your business unattended in the hands of employees to see things secretly around streaming your laptop camera on the phone.
Either the case it is you need your webcam streaming on your phone to keep an eye on the latest turns of events at your workplace or like me to attend online classes on Zoom with better image results.
Besides narrating the method that worked for me, I will mention many other methods. You can use any of them to get things sorted.
Access your laptop webcam using Remote desktop Apps:
Remote desktop apps are amazing. They let you access your laptop’s screen from another device, you can access and view your cam on an Android phone.
Keep in mind, that not all remote desktop apps are compatible with Android or iOS. Pick only the one compatible with Android and your laptop.
You will have to install the same remote desktop apps on your laptop and Android phone to view your laptop’s cam and do other things remotely.
Chrome Desktop App (Easiest method to access a laptop remotely)
If you are a non-tech savvy user and looking for the easiest method to access your laptop from an Android phone that’s the method for you.
- Click and download the application on your laptop. You can select a different option, click on the remote access or share the screen option.
- To access a laptop remotely, click on the first option, and download the app.
- Follow the same link on an Android phone and install the app on an Android phone.
- It will ask you to put a pin, create a pin, and put the same pin on your laptop or PC as well.
It will give you access instantly, without any big trouble.
Iriun Application (My most favourite method)
That’s the method I like. This application though got limited features but pulls magic for me. I was looking for an application that let me control my laptop’s camera on my phone. So, this is the easiest method that lets you access a webcam stream on an Android phone.
- Download the Apps from the given link.
- Install this app on your system, does not matter if you have Mac or Windows.
- You will get the below-mentioned image-like screen once installed completely.
- Download and Install Iriun APK on your phone now.
- Once the installation is complete, you will directly see your phone’s screen viewing on the laptop cam.
You will get different controls here, you can flip the screen also. Now, you can access your laptop’s camera on the phone.
Keep in mind, it is a very basic application. It requires both your laptop and mobile phone to be on the same network, you can’t access the laptop’s webcam remotely from a different location.
On this application, you can switch to different resolutions of your streaming. From HD to FHD resolution to produce crisp, and sharp images.
Stream a Laptop’s cam using ‘PhoneMyPc’:
PhoneMyPc is an amazing remote desktop app that lets you stream your laptop’s cam on an Android phone. Install the desktop version of the application on your laptop first, then get the Android version installed on your phone.
The process of installing this app on your laptop or Android phone would not be that difficult. It is a simple, seamless process you can go through it without any issue.
Once that’s done, connect your laptop with the Android phone by scanning a QR code. This application allows users to stream the laptop or PC’s cam without opening the software. Once this feature is activated, you can get the PC’s cam viewed, accessed, and controlled on your phone even without opening the PhoneMyPc app.
SplashTop is another amazing remote desktop application that lets users transfer files between two different devices, sync laptop and mobile phone, and many more other functions.
For us, to view the laptop’s webcam from an Android phone, this app is really helpful and reviewed by the users well.
Download this application first from the given link, and install it on your laptop first.
Download and install it on your Android phone, and install the Android version.
Lunch the app on both the devices and set the same passwords, it will automatically sync both the devices. (If you are on the same network, it will automatically give access).
To remotely access your laptop on an Android phone, you can upgrade to the ‘Anywhere access pack’.
Now, you can open your laptop camera on your phone and get it used accordingly.
TeamViewer application is very famous. It is widely used for virtual meetings, and attending online classes for students. If you are an individual looking for an app to interact virtually for business and personal, get this app downloaded and installed.
It’s a free application for individuals. Business users can purchase a premium version to use on a commercial scale.
For us, accessing a laptop or PC’s camera from Android is equally helpful. Install it on your laptop, and smartphone, and access it without facing a big issue.
IT professionals mostly use this application to access different systems remotely. For example, if you have some issues on your side, and you want some professional help.
You can install this ConnectBot application, and let the professionals access your system to make changes or fix the issue.
Accessing the laptop’s camera or opening the cam is a non-issue for this application. But, it is difficult to use and got some learning curves.
In this guide, we narrated different methods to help users access their laptop’s webcam on an Android phone. Not only you can access the cam but transfer files and access the system for more than one purpose.
In my view, the last added method is the easiest one that lets you instantly set up the system for accessing remote files.