Apple Details macOS Ventura and iOS 16 Continuity Camera Feature

Apple detailed the new macOS Ventura and iOS 16 Continuity Camera feature in a recently released support document, providing details, instructions, and tips for the feature.

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Continuity Camera is a new feature in macOS Ventura that allows users to use an iPhone as a webcam on their Mac. Walkthrough camera works wirelessly or wired in FaceTime, Zoom and other apps. With Continuity Camera, users get videos straight from their ‌iPhone‌ camera, which has significantly better quality than the built-in camera on Macs.

Continuity Camera also allows users to use various effects from their iPhones. For example, for the first time on Mac, users can use the wide-angle camera on the “iPhone” to activate Center Stage. Studio Light, Portrait mode and Desk View, which simultaneously shows a user’s desk and face, are also available.

To attach an “iPhone” to a MacBook, users can purchase a new iPhone mount from Belkin that attaches an “iPhone” to the top bezel of a MacBook. The mount costs $29.95 and is available from the Apple Online Store.

According to the support document, users need an “iPhone” running “iOS 16” or later and a Mac running “macOS Ventura” to use the Continuity Camera. Additionally, users must be signed in to the same Apple ID on both devices with two-factor authentication enabled, and Bluetooth or Wi-Fi must also be enabled.

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