Jump to content


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.

Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.


Using two smartphones, one to control the other's camera

  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 cornflakes2


  • Members
  • 228 posts
  • Local time:07:12 PM

Posted 12 April 2018 - 11:41 PM

I have two android phones (galaxy s6 and s7).  I was wondering which app is best for the following objective:
I want to set smartphone 1 up somewhere and then I want to use smartphone 2 to control smartphone 1's camera.  I want to be able to press record on smartphone2 so that smartphone 1 begins recording video.  I don't need the video to be recorded on smartphone 2 or transmitted to me for recording. I just want to be able to view on smartphone 2 what smartphone 1 is recording, and possible control functions like zoom in and out or switch to photo mode.  I'll only be using a wifi network (or is bluetooth possible?)
Any advice?

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)


#2 softeyes


  • Members
  • 1,620 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Local time:01:12 AM

Posted 13 April 2018 - 01:46 AM

Hi cornflakes2!


A couple of hits from Google to check out.


Camera Remote App: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.busywww.cameraremote&hl=en

(Found in this article: http://www.techgyd.com/remotely-control-smartphones-camera-camera-remote-app/20096/)


Zapya App (Peer Cam)

(Found in this article: http://webcusp.com/android-app-to-share-camera/)


How about considering a security app using two phones. Here’s an article for the concept: https://www.cnet.com/how-to/turn-your-old-phone-into-a-home-security-camera/


#3 cornflakes2

  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 228 posts
  • Local time:07:12 PM

Posted 15 April 2018 - 09:14 PM

thanks for the list!

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users