Is it possible to use an old iPhone as a remote camera for a new iPhone?
March 18, 2024 3:16 PM   Subscribe

I have an iPhone X and would love to be able to use it as a baby monitor showing on my iPhone. Is that possible?

Wouldn’t mind paying if it’s worth it. I figured there must be a Remote Desktop type app but that seems disallowed by Apple. Googling mostly turns up using your iPhone as a remote camera for your Mac but that’s not what I want as this would be for traveling.
posted by Uncle to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
i’ve done this for travel by just setting up a facetime call between the two devices.
posted by supercres at 3:29 PM on March 18

Totally possible, using an app called "Manything" which unfortunately has a monthly subscription fee. The camera-phone needs a power supply, or else it will drain rather quickly. Have used this setup several times, and found it to be pretty flexible and felt good to put an old iphone to use again.
posted by garfy3 at 3:36 PM on March 18

This pay-once app might work: AirBeam Video Surveillance. I used it briefly a couple years ago for remote inspection under my house (iPhone on a stick, iPad in hand).
posted by tinker at 6:01 PM on March 18

Best answer: Alfred Camera. Does exactly this (and more).
posted by JohnnyGunn at 7:35 PM on March 18 [2 favorites]

Live Reporter IP Camera, free, no registration required
posted by kschang at 10:52 PM on March 18

Seconding Alfred
posted by pearlybob at 2:48 AM on March 19

We used Baby Monitor 3G for this when traveling.
posted by zachxman at 5:40 AM on March 19 [2 favorites]

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