Apple will soon let you use your iPhone camera as a webcam – here’s how

Apple will soon let you use your iPhone camera as a webcam – here’s how
  • Apple announced a slew of new features, hardware and software at the ongoing WWDC.
  • One of those new features includes the ability to use the iPhone camera as a webcam, thanks to a feature called Apple Continuity.
  • Let's take a look at what this Apple Continuity feature is and how it works.
The week-long Apple Worldwide Developers Conference(WWDC) kick-started yesterday, June 6. During the conference, apart from various announcements, Apple unveiled a new set of continuity features, which will roll out to the compatible devices later this year.

As a part of macOS Ventura, Apple has introduced a new way to use your iPhone camera as a webcam for your mac. This feature might be useful for those who are using older MacBooks which usually come with a low quality camera as compared to the new M2 MacBook Air.

The new Apple Continuity feature will work wirelessly when the user brings the iPhone in close contact with the MacBook.

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As part of the Continuity features, you will be able to use your iPhone camera functions like-desk view, centre stage, portrait mode and more as a webcam. Apple will also bring a Handoff feature for Facetime calls, allowing you to switch calls from one device to another seamlessly.

Later this year, Apple is planning to sell a Belkin mount to ensure comfortable and safe clipping on the MacBook.


macOS Ventura – best features and eligible devices
Apart from iOS 16, iPadOS 16 and watchOS 9, Apple also unveiled macOS Venture at WWDC.

The new macOS Ventura update comes with various features like Stage Manager, Continuity Camera, Safari updates, Spotlight, Messages and more.

Here are the Mac computers and notebooks that compatible with the new macOS Ventura update:

  • iMac Pro
2017 and later:
  • iMac
  • MacBook Pro
  • MacBook
2018 and later:
  • MacBook Air
  • Mac mini
2019 and later:
  • Mac Pro
  • Mac Studio
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