macOS 13 Ventura lets you use your iPhone camera as a webcam

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

A Mac running ‌macOS 13‌ can automatically recognize and use the camera on an ‌iPhone‌ when nearby, without needing to wake it up or select it, and the ‌iPhone‌ can also connect to the Mac wirelessly.

Continuity Camera includes FaceTime features such as Center Stage, Portrait mode, and a new Studio Light effect that illuminates the user’s face while dimming the background.

Additionally, Continuity Camera uses the Ultra Wide Camera on an ‌iPhone‌ to enable Desk View, which simultaneously shows the user’s face and an overhead view of their desk, which is useful for creating DIY videos, showing sketches on ‌FaceTime‌, and more.

Continuity Camera is available on ‌iPhone‌ XR or later models. Using Continuity Camera wirelessly requires a Mac and an ‌iPhone‌ or iPad with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enabled, and both devices must be signed into the same Apple ID with 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 of ‌macOS 13‌ Ventura, check out our dedicated article.

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