As part of the macOS 13 Ventura presentation at WWDC 2022, Apple today announced the Continuity Camera feature, which gives Mac owners the ability to use their iPhone as a webcam.


Your Mac running macOS 13 can automatically recognize and use the camera on your iPhone‌ when it’s nearby, without having to activate or select it, and your iPhone‌ can also connect to your Mac wirelessly.

The Continuity Camera includes FaceTime features such as Center Stage, Portrait mode, and a new Studio Light Effect that lights up the user’s face while the background is blurred.

In addition, the Continuity Camera uses the iPhone‌s Ultra Wide Camera‌ to enable Office View, which simultaneously shows the user’s face and an overhead view of their desk, which is useful for creating DIY videos, viewing drawings via FaceTime‌, and more.

The Continuity Camera is available on iPhone‌ XR or later models. Using Continuity Camera wirelessly requires a Mac and iPhone‌ or iPad with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth turned on, and both devices must be signed in to the same Apple ID using two-factor authentication.

Continuity Camera with Center Stage and Desk View is available on iPhone 11 or later running iOS 16. Studio Light is available on iPhone 12 or later running iOS 16‌.

For all the other details and new features in macOS 13 Ventura, check out our dedicated article.

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