The Continuity Camera feature on macOS is a great way to enhance your workflow. It allows you to take a photo on your iPhone or iPad and instantly place it in a document on your Mac. So let’s go ahead and learn how to use Continuity Camera on your Mac, iPhone, or iPad.
Before proceeding to the steps, ensure the following requirements:
- Make sure you are using the same Apple ID both on your iOS and macOS devices
- Be sure Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are enabled on both the devices
- Be sure you have turned on Two-Factor Authentication for your Apple ID
- You can use Continuity Camera in these Mac apps: Finder, Mail, Messages, Notes, Numbers, Pages, TextEdit
How to Take a Photo with Continuity Camera
- In the document you are working in, right-click on a blank space where you want to place the photo and select Take Photo.Note: Alternately, click on File menu → Import from iPhone → Take Photo.
- Next, select your iOS device.
- Use it to capture a photo that you want to place in the document, and then tap on Use Photo.
- Now, your photo will show up in your document.
How to Scan Document Using Continuity Camera
- Launch an app like Notes, Keynote, TextEdit or Pages and open a document. Then, right-click on the blank space where you want to place the scanned document
- Now, you need to select Scan Documents in the menu.Note: Alternately, you can click on the File menu → Import from iPhone or iPad → Scan Documents.
- Select the relevant device and then use it to scan the document.
- Next up, you can ideally adjust the scan by dragging the handle. Once you are happy with the result, tap on Keep Scan → Save.
- The scanned document will be inserted into the document on your computer.
That’s all there is to it! In case you face any problem using this feature, here’s what to do if the Continuity Camera is not working.
So we hope this little guide has been helpful. Are you going to be using the feature more now? Do let us know your take in the comments below!
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