Stream iPhone camera to Mac: Here’s how

Deepak Gupta February 18, 2022
Updated 2022/02/18 at 8:17 PM

Modern technical devices are coming onto the market today with all sorts of functions. It can happen that one or the other of them is simply overlooked by individual users. We would like to draw your attention to one at this point. Because you can easily do your Stream iPhone Camera to Mac. So you can display photos or scanned documents immediately on your computer.

Stream iPhone Camera to Mac: Requirements and Apps

To stream iPhone camera to Mac, the requirements are as follows: Both Mac and iOS device have Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enabled. Both are also signed in to iCloud with the same Apple ID. You should also use two-factor authentication, as Apple Support says. By the way: The so-called camera transfer also works with iPad and iPod touch.

The following Mac apps support camera handover:

  • finder
  • Keynote (at least version 8.2)
  • Mail
  • Messages
  • Hints
  • Numbers (at least version 5.2)
  • Pages (at least version 7.2)
  • TextEdit

Photos straight from iPhone to Mac

First of all, open one of the above apps on your Mac. Control-click in the window or document where you want to send the photo. Alternatively, you can choose the File or Paste menu.

Then select “Import from iPhone or iPad” or “Insert from iPhone or iPad” and then click on “Take Photo”. The camera app will now open on your iPhone or iPad. If you’re using Finder, open a new window and click the Action pop-up menu. Or you can control-click on the desktop or anywhere else. Again, select “Import from iPhone or iPad” and “Take photo”.

Finally, on iPhone or iPad, tap the corresponding icon to take a photo. Then tap “Use Photo” and it will promptly appear on the Mac. So, this is how you can stream iPhone camera to Mac.

Scanned documents on Mac

The procedure for making scanned documents appear directly on the Mac is initially the same as for the photos. Instead of “Take photo” you now have to select “Scan documents”. The same still applies to finders. The camera app then opens again.

Now you have to hold the respective document in front of the camera of your iPhone or iPad and wait until the scan is finished. For a manual scan, you can tap the recording icon or press one of the volume buttons. You can adjust the sides of the scan by dragging the corners. Then select “Keep Scan”. You can then add more scans or tap Save. The scan then appears immediately as a PDF document on the Mac.

But that’s not the only thing your device can do. In fact, there are secret iPhone tricks and even Apple employees swear by one.

Source: Apple Support

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