Connect your iPhone as a camera in the Studio (Mac OS)

Learn how to use your iPhone as a Mac webcam with Continuity Camera feature
Written by Julie
Updated 1 month ago

With Apple's recent updates, you can use your iPhone camera as a webcam for your Mac! It's easy to set up and use, and you will get access to a high-quality camera from your iPhone in just a few clicks. No need for additional software, apps or even an external microphone!

Requirements:

  • A Mac running macOS Ventura
  • An iPhone 8 or XR or later running iOS 16
  • Logged into the same Apple ID account on the Mac and iPhone
  • Two factor authentication turned on
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enabled on both devices
  • iPhone 11 or later to use the Center Stage and Desk View features
  • iPhone 12 or later to use the Studio Light feature
  • Optional:  a camera mount that can hold the iPhone in place on top of your Mac’s display. 

To enable this feature, on your iPhone, go to:

Settings → General → Airplay and handoff → Make sure that Continuity camera toggle is enabled:

Afterward, go to Be.Live Studio, select camera settings, and look for the iPhone camera or the name of your iPhone in the camera options:

That's it! You can now use your iPhone as a camera and a microphone in the Studio. 

Note: this feature uses the front-facing camera. 

Don't see your iPhone camera in the settings?
Try the following troubleshooting steps:

  • Make sure your iPhone is near your Mac;
  • Try to access the camera with FaceTime or QuickTime first to make sure that your Mac sees the iPhone camera;
  • Restart your Chrome browser;
  • Make sure your Chrome browser is up-to-date;
  • If nothing from the above helps, try downloading Chrome Chrome BETA.

Happy broadcasting ๐Ÿงก

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