On Tuesday, Apple started the rollout of the macOS Ventura to its Mac lineup. This update was unveiled earlier this year at WWDC 2022 and comes with several new features, including a stage manager, continuity camera, and handoff for FaceTime. In addition, Apple also launched the iPadOS 16 updates, the next-generation operating system for iPad.
Continuity Camera: How to Seamlessly Use Your iPhone as a Webcam Continuity
The camera is a standout feature of the macOS Ventura update. It enables users to use their iPhones as webcams, allowing seamless device transitions. Once your iPhone is near your Mac, it is automatically recognized, and its camera is used. This feature is compatible with MacBook 2017 and later, MacBook Air 2018 and later, MacBook Pro 2017 and later, Mac Mini 2018 and later, iMac 2017 and later, iMac Pro 2017 and later, Mac Pro 2019 and later, and Mac Studio 2022.
How to Use a Continuity Camera
Before using Continuity Camera, ensure that your Mac and iPhone have Bluetooth and Wi-Fi turned on, are connected to the same Wi-Fi network, and are signed in to the same Apple ID account. Two-factor authorization must also be enabled. Finally, on your iPhone, go to Settings > General > AirPlay & Handoff and ensure that the switch next to Continuity Camera is turned on. Once these settings are in place, start a video call, and your iPhone will automatically be recognized as the camera for the call.