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Best Baby Monitor App 2022: Cloud Baby Monitor

This article reviews the best baby monitor apps you can find in the market in 2022 by turning your phone or iPhone into a baby monitor using basic DIY steps. We have compared the reviews and analyzed the ratings of each app to understand finer details such as data usage and latency.

After using the four main ranking factors, we determined that Cloud Baby Monitor App is the overall best baby monitor app of 2022. You should also note that wifi baby monitors with app use apps that leverage your smartphone as the display/parent unit.

We used the following to rank all the 11 best baby monitor apps:

  1. Existing reviews
  2. Price of app
  3. Latency/lag the app has when relaying video
  4. Ease of use in both Android and iOS devices

We intend to update this post regularly to reflect the entry of new phones and smartphone apps into the market. As always, 10BabyGear is dedicated to providing REAL and MOST updated information on the top baby gear in the market, and being a young mum myself, I am techy and trendy!

Why I Like Baby Monitor Apps

I specifically prefer phone-enabled baby monitors that utilize smartphone apps for three key reasons:

  1. Quality images: smartphone apps allow you to view videos of your baby on some of the latest high-quality screens that baby monitors have yet to attain. iPhone’s retina-display screen are several times better than regular screens
  2. Unlimited Range: With wifi, you can view your baby’s videos from the baby’s nursery at home from anywhere in the world
  3. Touchscreen: Smartphone apps turn your phone into a touch-screen baby monitor and this makes it easy to control.

There are two types of operating systems that run the majority of smartphones in the market, either Apple’s iOS or Google’s Android operating system.

Pros and Cons of Using Phone or iPad with Baby Monitor Apps:

Pros
  • It is very convinient – All you need is an old phone or iPad and wifi connection. You can easily download the monitor apps for free or those that cost a few dollars and start monitoring your baby. No need to find a dedicated baby monitor with dedicated screen and/or app capability.
  • They are very cheap. Most baby monitor apps are free or cost a few dollars, no more than $10 to access their premium features.
  • By relying on wifi, they have unlimited network unlike non-wifi video baby monitors with a limited range of 1000 ft. with a few long-range ones doing a maximum of 1500 ft.
Cons
  • Using your phone or iPad as baby monitor using a free or paid baby monitor app denies you the opportunity to access great smart features that a traditional baby monitor comes with. For example, you’ll miss night vision feature, in-built temperature sensors, breathing monitoring, cry detection features, heartbeat monitoring, and more. With a phone, you will miss all these.
  • The security of baby monitor apps are not comparable to those developed by reputable baby monitor companies that use the most-advanced encryption standards. With your phone, you stand the risk of getting hacked.

List 10 Best Baby Monitor Apps in 2022:

Below is a list of the 13 best baby monitor apps available in the market in 2022:

  1. Cloud Baby Monitor: Overall Best Baby Monitor App 2022
  2. Baby Monitor 3G
  3. Dormi Baby Monitor
  4. Universal Baby Monitor
  5. WiFi Baby Monitor
  6. Baby Monitor Annie: Nanny Cam
  7. Ahgoo Baby Monitor – audio and video monitoring
  8. Baby Monitor for iPhone
  9. Baby Monitor & Alarm
  10. BabyCam

In this post, we compared 74 apps that are rated above 4/5 in both Apple’s Appstore and Google’s Playstore to get to our list of two categories of baby monitor apps:

  1. Best baby monitor apps for iOS devices such as iPhone
  2. Best baby monitor apps for Android devices

Reviews of Best Baby Monitors Apps

1. Cloud Baby Monitor: Overall Best Baby Monitor App 2022

Cloud baby monitor is my favorite baby monitor app for iPhone and on January 2022, this iPhone app was one of the most downloaded apps on Appstore, ranked 10th overall most downloaded app in Appstore in the Lifestyle category. 15,300 parents who have purchased this app which cost $4.99 have rated this app 4.8/5.

Cloud baby monitor app turns your iOS devices into a great baby monitor. You can download several apps in different devices to view the video footage. You’ll just need to download and start dual footage of the camera.

App NameCloud Baby Monitor App: Overall best baby monitor app for iPhone
iOS users and rating4.8, 15.3K Ratings
Cost$4.99
developer and sellerDeveloped and sold by VIGI Limited
FeaturesGreat videos, 2-way talkback, up to 4 cameras, track baby's sleep pattern
MotherhoodHQ Rating8.9/10
CompatibilityRequires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple TV.
Support Contactsupport@cloudbabymonitor.com
Last UpdatedMay 11, 2021
Appstore linkSee on Appstore

2. Baby Monitor 3G App

Baby Monitor 3G baby monitor app is the second-best baby monitor app that can enable you to turn two of your phones such as iPhone into a baby monitor pair. Over 5,000 Android users have rated this app 4.5/5 and cost $5.99 on Google Play. It cost $5.99 on Appstore and is rated 4.7/5 by over 2,200 users.

App NameBaby Monitor 3G App
iOS users and rating2,200+ users rating it 4.7/5
Android users and rating5,000+ users rated it 4.5/5
CostA free app is available but a one-time fee is required to use all the features of the app.
You'll need to pay $5.99 for full features
FeaturesGreat videos, 2-way talkback, up to 4 cameras, track baby's sleep pattern
MotherhoodHQ Rating8.9/10
AppstoreSee on Appstore
Google PlaySee on Google Play

3. Dormi Baby Monitor App

Dormi baby monitor app is the third-best baby monitor app available in the market. Over 15,000 users have rated this Dormi Baby Monitor 4.1/5 as of January 1, 2022.

App NameBaby Monitor 3G
iOS users and ratingN/A
Android users and rating15,000+ users rated it 4.1/5
CostA free app is available but a one-time fee is required to use all the features of the app.
FeaturesGreat videos, 2-way talkback, up to 4 cameras, track baby's sleep pattern
MotherhoodHQ Rating8.9/10
Appstore linkSee on Appstore

4. Universal Baby Monitor App

Universal baby monitor app came forth as one of the most preferred baby monitor apps.

App NameBaby Monitor 3G
iOS users and rating3.2 rating by 100 users
Android users and rating1373 users rated it 3.8/5
CostA free app is available but a one-time fee is required to use all the features of the app.
FeaturesGreat videos, 2-way talkback, up to 4 cameras, track baby's sleep pattern
MotherhoodHQ Rating8.6/10
Appstore linkSee on Appstore

5. WiFi Baby Monitor App

BabyPhone Mobile baby monitor app requires a wifi connection and without subscribing to their monthly plans, the video cuts off every 30 mins which are super annoying. It offers audio and video feeds and even supports 2-way audio. You can pay $1.73 per month to subscribe or pay $18 annually and save 40%.

What I like about this baby monitor app is its end-to-end encryption with AES-256 key which is stored locally on your device only and is used to encrypt and decrypt the transmitted data ensuring a high level of data privacy, similar to Miku, Cubo AI Plus, and Nanit Pro’s data encryption.

App NameWifi Baby Monitor
iOS users and ratingN/A
Android users and rating515 users rated it 3.7/5
CostA free app is available but a one-time fee is required to use all the features of the app.
FeaturesGreat videos, 2-way talkback, up to 4 cameras, track baby's sleep pattern
10BabyGear Rating8.9/10

6. Baby Monitor Annie: Nanny Cam

App NameBaby Monitor Annie: Nanny Cam
iOS users and rating664 users rating it 3.8/5
Android users and rating685 users rated it 3.5/5
CostA free app is available but a one-time fee is required to use all the features of the app.
FeaturesGreat videos, 2-way talkback, up to 4 cameras, track baby's sleep pattern
10BabyGear Rating9/10

Here is the link to the Appstore

7. Ahgoo Baby Monitor – Audio and video monitoring App

App NameAhgoo Baby Monitor - audio and video monitoring
iOS users and rating5, 3 Ratings
Android users and rating3.7/5 by 273 users
CostFree
FeaturesGreat videos, 2-way talkback, up to 4 cameras, track baby's sleep pattern
10BabyGear Rating8.9/10

Here is the link to the app on Appstore

8. Baby Monitor for iPhone App

App NameBaby Monitor for iPhone
iOS users and rating3.7, 233 Ratings
Android users and ratingN/A
CostFree
FeaturesGreat videos, 2-way talkback, up to 4 cameras, track baby's sleep pattern
10BabyGear Rating8.6/10

9. Baby Monitor & Alarm App for Baby Monitor

App NameBaby Monitor & Alarm
iOS users and ratingN/A
Android users and rating2320 users rated it 4.7/5
Cost$5
FeaturesGreat videos, 2-way talkback, up to 4 cameras, track baby's sleep pattern
10BabyGear Rating8.4/10

10. At Home Camera App for Baby Monitoring

AtHome Camera is the best baby monitor app for Android that has been rated 4.5/5 by 35,987 users. It is free but it cost $0.99 to get in-app functionalities.

Below is a video description with details of this Android app:

11. BabyCam App

BabyCam is the second-best baby monitor app for Android that has been rated 4/5 by over 700 users. I like this app as it comes free of cost and takes less than 20 seconds to set it up.

Difference Between iOS Apps and Android Apps Baby Monitors

iOS AppAndroid App
Closed operating system, only limited to iPhone devicesOpen-source
OS family: OS X, UNIX LinuxOS family: Linux
Released on July 29, 2007Released on September 23, 2008
Developed by AppleDeveloped by Google
34 languages supportedover 100 languages supported
Available on iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV Available on Samsung, Oppo, OnePlus, Vivo, Honor, and Xiaomi. 
Apple App Store – 1,000,000+ apps Google Play Store – 1,000,000+ apps.
Touchscreen interfaceTouchscreen interface
Google Assistant voice commands used in Google Home baby monitors Siri voice commands used in Apple’s Homekit baby monitors

Guides to the Best Baby Monitor Apps

Guide to Apps for iPhone and Baby Monitors

On September 20, 2019, Apple released the 13th generation of iPhone, the iPhone 11 Pro, succeeding the earlier XS and XS Max models. All these latest models use Apple’s latest iOS, iOS 13.0 with the latest addition being the use of A13 chip that uses a six-core CPU making them incredibly faster than iPhones that were released before the 11 models.

If you are part of the many iPhone lovers that are looking to ditch the older iPhone for this new generation model, this article will describe how you can turn your old iPhone into a baby monitor. This essentially means your old iPhone can be connected to the new iPhone with the older one being used as the baby monitor camera and the new one being used as the baby monitor display unit.

Below are iPhone 11 screens that can be turned into baby monitor screen units. The iPhone 11 Pro Max will give you a large 5.8-inch screen. This essentially puts this iPhone baby monitor into the league of large-screen baby monitors such as Bigasuo baby monitor (7-inch screen), Vava baby monitor (5-inch screen), and Eufy Spaceview baby monitor (5-inch screen).

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Once you have your older iPhone and any of the new iPhone 11 Pro Max, you need an iPhone application that you can download from Appstore. There are free apps that have been designed and optimized for baby monitoring in 2021 but the great ones such as Dormi (with a 4.8/5 rating) will cost you a few dollars.

Below is a table with the best Apps that you can leverage to turn your old phone into a baby monitor:

App NameRating on
Appstore
Appstore Page
Cloud Baby Monitor4.8/5Link Store
Baby Monitor 3G:4.7/5 Link Store
Air Cam Video:2.3/5 Link Store
Third Eye:4.3/5 Link Store
Free Wi-Fi Camera2.4/5 Link Store
My Baby Monitor: Link Store

You probably already have an old iPhone or an old tablet or an old Samsung. You can turn your old phone or tablet into a baby monitor by mounting the phone camera on the baby’s nursery and by downloading any of the following paid or free app.

Most wifi baby monitors utilize an app to stream videos and we’ve not included specific baby monitors that use iOS and Android Apps. You can read the top wifi baby monitors on a separate post.

Guide to Apps for Android and Baby Monitors

Below is a table with the best baby monitor apps for iPhone available on Google Playstore and compatible with developed using Linux by Google. The open-source operating system makes Android-based devices to be turned into baby monitors and the following apps make the best Android baby monitor apps:

App NameRating Link to Playstore
AtHome Camera4.5/5 by 35,987 usersLink to Playstore
BabyCam4/5 by over 700 users Link to Playstore
Baby Monitor 3G4.3/5 by 3,569 users Link to Playstore
Dormi – Baby Monitor4.1/5 by 13,978 users Link to Playstore
WiFi Baby Monitor4.1/5 by over 4,100 users Link to Playstore

How to turn an old phone into a baby monitor using a baby monitor app:

You can easily turn an old phone or iPad into a baby monitor and you’ll just need one phone or iPad to act as a camera (transmitter) and another phone or iPad to be used a the display unit(receiver/parent-unit). The signal needs to be transferred over wifi connection in the 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz frequency bands.

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