How to Use Android Camera on Pc via Usb

Kyle Wood

Android, Tutorials

Are you tired of taking photos on your Android device and then transferring them to your PC? Well, there’s a simple solution – use your Android camera directly on your PC via USB!

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to use the Android camera on your PC. Let’s get started!


Before we begin, make sure you have the following:

  • An Android device with a functional camera
  • A USB cable to connect your Android device to your PC
  • A Windows PC or laptop

Step 1: Enable Developer Options on Your Android Device

In order to connect your Android device to your PC and allow it to be used as a camera, you need to enable Developer Options. Follow these steps:

  1. Open the Settings app on your Android device.
  2. Scroll down and tap on “About phone” or “About device”.
  3. Look for “Build number” or something similar and tap on it seven times. You will see a message saying that you are now a developer.
  4. Go back to the main Settings page and look for “Developer options” or “Developer settings”. It should now be visible.
  5. Tap on “Developer options” and enable USB debugging.

Note: The exact steps may vary slightly depending on your Android device model and version of Android.

Step 2: Connect Your Android Device to Your PC via USB

Now that you have enabled Developer Options and USB debugging, it’s time to connect your Android device to your PC using a USB cable. Follow these steps:

  1. Plug one end of the USB cable into your Android device and the other end into an available USB port on your PC.
  2. On your Android device, you may see a prompt asking for permission to allow USB debugging. Tap on “Allow” or “OK”.

Step 3: Accessing Your Android Camera on PC

Once your Android device is connected to your PC, you can start using the camera directly on your PC. Follow these steps:

  1. On your Windows PC, open any application that requires a camera, such as Skype or Zoom.
  2. Select the camera input to be your Android device from the settings or options menu of the application.
  3. You should now see a live feed from your Android camera on your PC screen!

Note: The availability and exact steps to select the camera input may vary depending on the application you are using.


Congratulations! You have successfully learned how to use your Android camera on your PC via USB.

Now you can take photos and videos directly on your PC without any extra hassle. Enjoy capturing those special moments with ease!

Note: Remember to disconnect your Android device from the PC when you are done using it as a camera to avoid any unwanted access to your device.

We hope this tutorial was helpful for you. If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments below. Happy clicking!

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