USA Today knows the FIRST thing you should do with an old smartphone. “Just download the free Presence app on your old iOS device, pair it with your new fancy iPhone, and voila! You now have a top-notch security camera and motion detector thanks to the fantastic video capabilities of your old gadget. You can use it to keep an eye on your home base in real time, and have it send you alerts when there's something fishy going on.”

Presence is compatible with iOS 6 through iOS 11 and available on the web at

Monitor with Presence!
Get increased security and peace of mind. Presence makes a great webcam, baby monitor, pet cam, nanny cam, surveillance cam, or do-it-yourself security system. At home, in the kitchen, the garage, the nursery, in your office, or wherever – Presence lets you know what’s happening when you’re gone. Get motion detection video alerts, and even view what’s happening in real time. See something you want to save? Presence even lets you record video and take pictures while watching live.

Alert with Presence!
Enable Presence Motion Detection to receive free Presence Video Alerts – see and hear what happened just seconds ago if motion is detected by Presence. Get notified when an intruder is detected, when the kids arrive home safely, when the delivery company has dropped off a package, or whatever makes you feel more informed and secure.

Control with Presence!
Add Presence Security and experience the future of home security. Presence Security features door and window entry sensors, motion detectors, water sensors, temperature sensors, humidity sensors, touch sensors and more, to keep you connected with the things that matter most. Control electric appliances remotely with the Presence and Monster™ smart plug combo. View and control your Presence camera remotely in 360-degrees with the Presence 360™ robotic iPhone stand, and monitor your home electric use with TED™ or Blue Line PowerCost™ systems. Check it out at

Neighborhood Watch with Presence!
Invite your trusted circle of family, friends, and neighbors to receive your alerts and help protect your home when you can't be there. This is how home security should be. Presence supports simultaneous viewers connecting to a single camera, so you and anyone you designate can watch the dog or the kids at the same time from two different devices and locations. Presence also transforms your smartphones into automatic Twitter cameras.

Talk back with Presence!
Presence features 2-way video calls on most devices, so you can communicate on demand from anywhere in the world with the pets and loved ones behind your Presence camera. They don't even need to answer the phone!

Presence compatibility:
- iPhone 3GS and newer
- iPad 2 and newer
- iPod Touch 4G and 5G
- iOS versions 6.0 through iOS 11.x
- Web at

Presence smart home product compatibility:
- Presence Security
- GE A19 Smart LED Bulbs
- Bluetooth Presence 360 robotic iPhone stand by People Power
- KUBI robotic tablet stand by Revolv Robotics
- Blue Line Innovations products
- TED products from Energy Inc.

Also available from Presence:

Presence Pro Video - More cloud storage. More camera control.
* 5 GB encrypted cloud
* Faster recordings
* Longer recordings
* Camera alarm
* Priority feedback
* Clearer video streams
* Additional Privacy
$1.99 one week trial, $4.99 monthly, $49.99 annually


Price may vary by location. Subscriptions will be charged to your credit card through your itunes account. Your subscription will automatically renew unless canceled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. You will not be able to cancel the subscription once activated. Manage your subscriptions in Account Settings after purchase.


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What's New

Version 4.0.23

Bug Fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5

1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

Fantastic app! “If you’re not an idiot!”


After reading the reviews and using this app for some time “in many different environments” I have come to the conclusion that the people leaving bad reviews are really just utter morons, who rather than take responsibility and learn about things such as network configurations and router/device security protocols can/will effect things that are dealing with a great amount of data and designed for surveillance! I have had no problems whatsoever with the app working and performing as stated by the developers! Any issues with connectivity or video quality that have come up were the result of things completely out of the developers control! I am almost in complete disbelief that they were able to make something so complex with so many variables actually work and be so flexible and customizable!
An absolutely fantastic app and unbelievably feature rich for little to no money! It does a great job and performs as advertised. Do yourself a favor and sign up for the membership “an absolute bargain when you consider what this app can do”! And if anything doesn’t work quite right remember that technology and the internet isn’t run by magic unicorns, educate yourself a bit and figure it out! Oh yes, you can also contact support!

Horrible - shuts off every few hours

Cpf Stifler

This has to be the worst security camera app on here even if free. I had a sprint evo hooked up to this app through WiFi for 3 months. This app shuts off every few hours all by itself. When it does, your security phone camera has to be restarted. It’s worthless. It wasn’t a bad phone and it wasn’t a bad charger or battery. I ended up hooking same sprint evo phone to the free security app called Alfred. It’s been hooked up 4 months now and hasn't shut off one time. I even lost internet for a day and my Alfred app auto restarted by itself and no having to log back in. Presence would literally shut off every day after a few hours and the only way to get it working again was manually restarting the app in the phone every single day sometimes 5x a day. I went away on vacation and left the presence app on and it shut down within 2 hours of leaving and could not get it to work again all week because you have to physically restart it on the phone. The Alfred app also has a built in speak button. You can have a full conversation with someone in your home while you are up in say New York. It’s 100 times better than presence. Don’t bother downloading presence. Use the other one that I mentioned that is also free and it actually works

Too long of a wait for motion detection


I applaud the developers of this app and would like to use it and take advantage of their other security devices but there is one major shortfall preventing me from that. It appears that even with Pro, it isn't possible to set the wait time for recording following motion detection to less than 5 seconds (even though 1, 2, 3, and 4 are on the selector, it keeps springing back to 5). My driveway is 75' long, but both the UPS guy (walking from the road) and the lazy cat from next door get almost to my porch before the recording starts. I back down my driveway from the road, all of which is in the camera's sights, but only see the hood of my truck as it disappears beside my house. All I ever see in these recordings is the tail end of what just happened. This is all with detecting "normal-sized" movements. It would benefit from shorter wait times on motion detection (at least in the paid version, although a competitor offers this for free) and also a detection grid to limit triggering by things that will never be significant like wind-blown tree limbs (also offered by a competitor).


People Power Co
70.7 MB
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, German, Simplified Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 People Power Company
In-App Purchases
  1. Pro Video Subscription $4.99
  2. Pro Video 7-day Pass $1.99
  3. Pro Video Subscription $49.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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