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I have a work issued iPhone X I'd love to use as a webcam on my machine. Has anyone had success doing this? What software stack was used?

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    You must export or share or stream the camera using an iOS app. The phone is not a dumb external device - it's a fiendishly clever, powerful computer pretending under very limited circumstances to be an external device. – user535733 May 11 '20 at 19:50
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You can use Iriun to do this. You will need to download the app to your iPhone and install the linux client (a .deb file for Ubuntu 18.04 or higher).

If what's above doesn't work you can try to use Droidcam instead. Follow the instructions to set up the client in the previous link and then download the Droidcam app on your iphone from the App Store!

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    I was off to a great start. Sadly, even though both devices are on the same wifi network, the server is not finding the phone where I have the app installed and running. – Eddiefiggie May 11 '20 at 21:57
  • @Eddiefiggie huh, seems like a bug to me. Maybe try reinstalling the iPhone app or restarting both computers.. – ldias May 12 '20 at 12:05
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    Same here. iPhone app says "Waiting for the connection" and Ubuntu app says "No phone available". Reinstalled both but still no connection. Instead, I was able to get a different app -- DroidCam -- working. :-) – sh37211 Sep 27 '20 at 7:22
  • @sh37211 Thanks I updated my answer! – ldias Sep 27 '20 at 19:03
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    You save my day. – Mahsa Seifikar Jan 12 at 15:22

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