Is there a way I can use an iPhone/Android phone as an external microphone for my Mac? Ideally without a cable i.e. bluetooh/wifi.


Since this hasn't been answered yet, I would be okay with using cables too if people know how to do that.

  • If you have GarageBand, you could use the jam sessions. It uses both wifi and Bluetooth.
    – bret7600
    Commented May 14, 2015 at 10:58
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    @bret: Could you elaborate? I just want an to use the phone as an external mic that can be held close to the mouth... It's not for purposes of making music necessarily, but I don't mind GarageBand if it allows doing this somehow.
    – Himanshu P
    Commented May 14, 2015 at 11:46

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Using a cable, your iPhone can be an audio source by using the built-in Audio MIDI setup. Plug in your phone and click enable.
Next make sure your mac is set to use the device for input. Then on your phone select audio output to Dock connector. Now any audio from your phone will be sent to your Mac. To use it as a microphone you now need to use an app that lets you feed back your mic. There are many apps that do that, I use https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/microphone-free-vonbruno/id1070812067?mt=8 since it is free and simple.

  • This is a good answer, but the asker specifically requested a wireless link.
    – Ben Burns
    Commented Apr 1, 2020 at 19:58
  • Could you give more detail regarding "on your phone select audio output to Dock connector"? I'm not seeing this on iPhone.
    – 2540625
    Commented May 10, 2020 at 18:45

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