How to Use Continuity Camera on Mac, iPhone, and iPad

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.

How to Take a Photo with Continuity Camera

How to Scan Document Using Continuity Camera

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.


Alternately, click on


menu →

Import from iPhone

Take Photo.


select your

iOS device.

Use it to

capture a photo

that you want to place in the


and then tap on

Use Photo


Now, your

photo will show up

in your document.

How to Scan Document Using Continuity Camera

Launch an


like Notes, Keynote, TextEdit or Pages and open a document. Then,


on the blank space where you want to place the scanned document

Now, you need to select

Scan Documents

in the menu.


Alternately, you can click on the


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



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.

Wrapping up

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!

You would like to read these posts as well:

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How to Take a Picture or Record a Video on Mac


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