What's New

This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.

Support newer devices.

App Description

** UPDATE ** Support for FaceTime, iChat/Messages on macs added!

** YouTube Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A69c4HHok3U

** IMPORTANT ** Please turn off Bluetooth on the device (Settings->General->Bluetooth) before using PocketCam. Otherwise, you may experience frame drops/freeze.

Why paying for an expensive webcam when you can use your awesome iOS device for video conference? Better yet, your iOS webcam is wireless! Now you can use your iOS device to show around your house/apartment on your favorite webcam applications such as FaceTime, iChat/Messages, Windows Live or Skype.

PocketCam lets you use your iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad as a wireless webcam for your Windows-based computer or Mac (OS X 10.7 or above). PocketCam automatically forwards video captured by your iOS camera, which can then be used as if they come from a virtual webcam.

PocketCam works with any Windows-based webcam or video conferencing applications, including instant message applications such as MSN Live Messenger, Skype, AIM, etc. For Mac users, PocketCam works with any Mac applications such as FaceTime, iChat/Messages, GTalk, Skype and aMSN.

You can even record the live video from your iOS cam using a webcam recorder such as QuickTime Pro.


1. If you have not already done so, download and install the PocketControl for Windows or Mac software from our website: http://www.senstic.com/iPhone/PocketCam/PocketCam.aspx

2. On Windows, run PocketControl for Windows and make sure the PocketCam service is running on your computer. On Mac, run PocketControl, and run any application that uses webcam and select PocketCam as your preferred webcam.

3. Start PocketCam on iOS device, and the app will automatically connect to your computer. The bottom of your iOS screen should display "Connected to your_computer_name:port."

4. Start any program on your computer that uses webcam, and select "PocketCam" as your virtual webcam.

Enjoy live feed from your iOS camera as your webcam source!

Step-by-step instructions can be found at http://www.senstic.com/iphone/pocketcam/Support.aspx


1. Currently, PocketCam supports Windows XP/Vista/7/8, Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) or above.

2. There is a half second delay before the images are shown up on the computer.

3. PocketCam Lite (free version) is limited to monochrome feed. Audio is not supported.

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • September 01, 2011 New version 2.1
  • December 03, 2011 New version 2.2
  • September 20, 2012 New version 2.3
  • October 27, 2012 New version 2.4
  • February 27, 2013 New version 2.6
  • May 11, 2013 New version 2.7
  • October 23, 2013 New version 2.8
  • April 25, 2014 New version 2.9
  • May 09, 2014 New version 2.10
  • July 20, 2014 New version 2.11
  • August 02, 2014 New version 2.12
  • November 13, 2014 New version 2.13
  • July 03, 2015 New version 2.14
  • June 14, 2019 New version 3.0