How To Connect Phone Camera To Laptop For Google Meet

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Today, I would like to discuss my personal experience and provide a detailed guide on how to connect your phone camera to your laptop for Google Meet. This approach has greatly benefitted me, especially when I wanted to enhance the camera quality or switch up the angle during my virtual meetings.

Before we begin, make sure you have a smartphone with a good camera and a laptop with a stable internet connection. Also, keep in mind that the steps may vary depending on your smartphone’s operating system. In this guide, I’ll be covering both Android and iOS devices.

Connecting your Android phone camera:

1. First, go to the Google Play Store and download the “DroidCam Wireless Webcam” app on your Android phone.

2. Once the app is installed, open it and you’ll see a screen with an IP address and port number.

3. Now, on your laptop, open your preferred web browser and type in the IP address and port number shown on your phone. Press Enter.

4. You’ll be directed to a webpage where you can download the DroidCam client for your laptop. Choose the appropriate version for your operating system and install it.

5. After the installation, open the DroidCam client on your laptop. You should see an interface with “Device IP” and “DroidCam Port” fields.

6. On your Android phone, tap on the three dots at the top right corner of the DroidCam app and select “Settings”. Make sure the “Video” and “Audio” checkboxes are checked.

7. Now, on your laptop’s DroidCam client, enter the IP address and port number displayed on your phone.

8. Click on the “Start” button on your laptop’s DroidCam client. If everything is connected properly, you should see a live video feed from your phone’s camera.

9. Open your preferred video conferencing platform, like Google Meet, and select “DroidCam” as your camera input device.

10. Congratulations! You have successfully connected your Android phone camera to your laptop for Google Meet. Enjoy using your phone’s camera for high-quality video calls.

Connecting your iOS phone camera:

1. On your iOS device, go to the App Store and download the “EpocCam” app.

2. Once the app is installed, open it and you’ll see a screen with instructions on how to connect it to your laptop.

3. On your laptop, go to the App Store or visit www.kinoni.com and download the EpocCam client for your operating system.

4. After the installation, open the EpocCam client on your laptop. Make sure your iOS device is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your laptop.

5. On your iOS device, open the EpocCam app and tap on “Connections”. Select your laptop from the list of available devices.

6. Once the connection is established, you’ll see a live video feed from your iOS device’s camera on your laptop’s EpocCam client.

7. Open Google Meet or any other video conferencing platform and select “EpocCam” as your camera input device.

8. That’s it! You’ve successfully connected your iOS phone camera to your laptop for Google Meet. Now you can enjoy using your phone’s camera for video calls.

Conclusion

Connecting your phone camera to your laptop for Google Meet can greatly improve your video conferencing experience. Whether you’re using an Android or iOS device, there are apps available that make it easy to utilize your phone’s camera and capture high-quality video during your meetings. By following the step-by-step guide above, you’ll be able to connect your phone camera to your laptop in no time. Say goodbye to low-quality laptop webcams and hello to crystal clear video calls!