With Apple's Continuity Camera, use your iPhone as a webcam when you record from your computer's browser in up to 1080p resolution. This is a great way to take advantage of your iPhone's high-quality camera.
NOTE: Device Requirements
Using Continuity Camera requires an iPhone XR or iPhone 11 or newer with iOS 16 or later and a computer running macOS Ventura (version 13) or later.
Both devices must be signed into the same Apple ID and also have Bluetooth and Wi-Fi turned on. If you have never connected the iPhone to the computer before, you may also need to tap Trust this Computer.
Step by step
- Confirm that your devices meet the requirements in the note above.
- If you have not used Continuity Camera on the iPhone before, enable it. Go to Settings > General > AirPlay & Handoff > Continuity Camera and toggle it on.
- On your iPhone, open the Control Center, then tap the rotation lock icon to unlock the screen orientation.
- Push the iPhone's side button to turn off its display.
- Place the iPhone somewhere stable, such as mounting it behind or next to your computer's display.
- Turn the iPhone horizontally, ▭ with the rear-facing camera pointing toward you.
Connect your iPhone to a power source so its battery does not drain while you record.
- On your computer, join a Riverside Studio.
- On the Lobby page, select your iPhone, [iOS Device Nickname] Camera, as the camera.
You can can also select the iPhone as the microphone
The iPhone plays a brief chime sound indicating that it is in use as a webcam.
- On the Lobby page, enter your name.
- Click to indicate whether you are using headphones.
- Click Join Studio.
- Troubleshooting: Camera not recognized
- Use Mobile Device as Second Camera Angle (Multicam Mode)
- Continuity Camera: Use iPhone as a webcam for Mac (support.apple.com)