How to Use Your iPhone as a Webcam on Windows or Mac OS?

Turning your iPhone into a web camera with GetCam iOS app is very easy. Just follow the steps below:

  1. Download and install GetCam (Spotlight) Desktop for your system: Windows, Mac.
    • Windows users, please check if you have iTunes installed.
  2. Spotlight Desktop application will automatically start with your system and be always ready in the system tray.
  3. Install GetCam (or Spotlight Business Web Camera) on your iPhone.
  4. Connect your computer with iPhone (GetCam iOS application has to be running) via Lightning USB (or USB-C) cable.
  5. Select GetCam(Spotlight) option in Camera settings of your desktop communication application.


  1. Check if you have iTunes installed on your computer.
  2. Check if you have Spotlight Desktop installed on your computer.
  3. Re-connect the lightning cable between your iPhone and computer.
  4. Kill the GetCam iPhone application and run it again.
  5. Quit the Spotlight Desktop application and run it again.
  6. Low performance/FPS? Check if your iPhone Settings -> Battery -> Low Power Mode is OFF.

Tips and Tricks:

  1. Connection is Plug&Play so you can disconnect and connect your phone whenever you want.
  2. Change to Spotlight in the Camera section in your communication software. For example: in Zoom settings go to the Video section and pick Spotlight from the Camera list.
  3. You can see the camera preview in the Spotlight Desktop application that you can access from the system tray.
  4. You can access any of your iPhone cameras by selecting them in the right panel of the iPhone application.
  5. Pinch in the iPhone application to zoom the camera.
  6. For better scene organization use a grid preview (from the left menu in the iPhone app)
  7. Turn on Face Tracking (from the left menu in the iPhone app) to always be in focus.
  8. Need more light? Just turn on Flashlight (from the left menu in the iPhone app)

Uninstall (also Drivers):

If you uninstalled the desktop software but still see GetCam/Spotlight camera in communicators, you should follow the instruction below to get rid of the Drivers:

  1. Install Spotlight Desktop software (if you already uninstalled it).
  2. In the Spotlight system tray icon right mouse click and select “Reinstall driver”.
  3. On the first popup click YES - this will uninstall the driver.
  4. On the second popup click NO - to prevent installing the driver again.
  5. You can uninstall Spotlight Desktop now.
  6. Restart the computer if needed. You will not see a Spotlight/GetCam camera in your system any more.

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