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Apple Continuity Camera’s Webcam: How to use iPhone as a webcam

The Apple Continuity Camera is a feature that allows you to use your iPhone as a webcam. Mac’s camera is good but with iPhone as Mac’s camera, it gets even better. So how do you use your iPhone as Mac’s camera? Here is a step by step guide on how you can do so.

On the second day of WWDC 2022, Karen Xing, an engineer from the Apple Camera Software Team gave more details about how the Continuity camera feature works (that’s using iPhone as a webcam).

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Step by Step on How to use iPhone as a webcam (Apple Continuity Camera)

• Step 1: Make sure your iPhone run the latest iOS 16 software, and your Mac runs the latest macOS Ventura software
• Step 2: The iPhone and Mac computer must be signed into the same Apple ID
• Step 3: If you are using a wireless connection, make sure both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are on, so both can connect automatically. Or you could use a cable connection.

Initially, when the iPhone and Mac computer is connected, a box will pop up showing the “continuity features” and once selected you are good to go. The quality you will be getting afterwards is far better than that of any webcam because the continuity feature uses the iPhone’s primary camera.

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Apple Continuity camera feature
Credit: Apple

Then there is also this mode called “Desk View” that was showcased by Apple at the WWDC 2022. This mode works like a top headshot while using your iPhone as a webcam. But how is this possible? Well, the simple logic is that it uses the iPhone’s ultrawide lens by applying distortion correction, and finally rotating the frame for the top headshot look. We look forward to seeing how the Android world will react to this impressive feature by Apple.








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