Manything stands for Monitor Anything…and that's exactly what you can do with our app!

Manything lets you give a spare iPhone or iPad a new lease of life - just download the Manything app on your spare device to turn it into an instant home security camera.

- Easy set up
- Live video streaming
- Motion alerts
- Two way talk
- Adjustable detection zones and camera sensitivity
- IFTTT smart home integration
- Easy clip sharing and downloading
- Optional cloud storage plans to watch past video events and save them to the Manything cloud

Simply install Manything on your spare device, select "Camera" mode and press record. Then download Manything to your main phone or tablet which you carry with you and select "Viewer". It's that simple, now you can watch your camera from anywhere!
(Manything requires iOS 6 and above to operate in camera mode and iOS 8 and above to operate in viewer mode.)

On our free plan you can use 1 spare device as a Manything camera - you can receive motion/sound alerts and watch your camera live stream! Want to use more than 1 device, watch past video events and save video to the Manything cloud? Upgrade to a monthly subscription plan from just $3.99/month:

- 1 camera, 2 days cloud recording $3.99
- 1 camera, 30 days cloud recording $7.99
- 2 cameras, 2 days cloud recording $6.99
- 2 cameras, 30 days cloud recording $12.99 
- 5 cameras, 2 days cloud recording $12.99
- 5 cameras, 30 days cloud recording $25.99

If you choose to upgrade, payment will be charged to your iTunes account at the point of purchase. Subscriptions automatically renew each month unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. You can manage your subscriptions and turn off auto-renewal in your App Store settings which can be found in your phone or tablet settings menu. The current month cannot be cancelled once it has started.

For our full terms of service and our privacy policy please visit and

What's New

Version 5.5.1

A few more bug fixes, more new features coming soon!

Customer Reviews

3.2 out of 5

65 Ratings

65 Ratings

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UPDATE: on iOS 11.0

App has deteriorated even further with release of iOS 11.0. Clips often turn to black now in addition to even worse levels of jerkiness as described below.

App is virtually unusable now. What an utter waste of time. Reducing to 1 star and cancelled subscription.


ORIGINAL: on 10.3.3

Latest version of the app is EXTREMELY jerky when scrubbing through clips. This occurs on both iPhone 7 and iPad Air 2, both on 10.3.3, even after deleting and reinstalling the app.

Prior to this update, when scrubbing through a clip the app was always silky smooth. But now scrubbing through a clip constantly results in random jerkiness and hang-ups, inevitably causing inadvertent skips to the next or previous clip as the app hangs and your gesture turns into a swipe. Once or twice of this nonsense is ok, but when you're reviewing hundreds of clips and this is repeated hundreds of times, it quickly becomes a frustrating and colossal waste of time.

Another needed change is clear functional distinctions in the ui between scrubbing and swiping. Far too often (especially in this latest version as described) it is way too easy to turn a scrub into a swipe. This is poor design resulting in unacceptable performance.

I will not renew my subscription and start looking for alternatives if the jerkiness is not fixed. If fixed, I'll stick around as well as change my rating.

[Updated] No longer working on iPhone 3GS


[Update] When I last tried Manything on my 3GS in November, it would not work, however it appears to be working fine now, not sure what changed. The app has worked well in the past and because of the developers quick response I changed my review to 5 stars.

Original review: I have two iPhone 3GSs that I used as cameras for awhile, but it seems that something has broken it on them. They will still send alerts when they detect motion, but I cannot view live video from them anymore. The app can't be updated on iOS 6 anymore, so it's not like an update broke it, it must be a problem on their end. If they can fix it on older phones I will change the review to 4 stars

Developer Response

[Update] Thanks for giving us 5*'s - glad it is working well now!
Hi there - sorry you've had problems with your 3GS, Manything should definitely work on those devices. Please can you pop us an email on and state the email address associated with your account? Our support team will be able to look into the problem and get you back up and running!

Pros and Cons


The user interface is easy to use and navigate. The app is excellent at picking up motion and recording clips. There are however issues that I encountered both software and hardware issues. One drawback is the phone needs to stay on at all times with the screen illuminated. I found with my old spare iphone4 it would get hot and then the battery would drain despite being plugged in. While this may not be a app issue, it would be fair to say many users use old phones with this app. I would constantly get emails that phone lost wifi signal or battery draining. My wifi signal is constant and does not cut out. It was frustrating when I left for vacation and a few days in the recording stops for various reasons. I have since bought a webcam with cloud backup and found it to much more reliable.

Developer Response

Thanks for your review - great to hear you find the app easy to use and are pleased with the motion detection. You can use Manything in 'Guided Access' mode on iOS devices which locks the phone and allows the screen to dim. We do also recommend that you only use chargers bought from the phone manufacturer, as lots of cheaper chargers cause the phone to overheat and don't charge the battery properly. Hopefully those tips help solve the problems you've been having :)


Manything Systems Ltd
71.8 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Japanese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Manything Systems Ltd
In-App Purchases
  1. 2 days cloud for 1 camera $3.99
  2. Manything 2 day cloud recording for 2 cameras $6.99
  3. Manything 30 day cloud recording for 1 camera $7.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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