“Continuity Camera” is a new feature in MacOS Mojave, which can improve the experience between iOS and macOS devices. For those who are not clear, the new Continuity feature allows you to launch your iPhone camera directly from your Mac to take photos or scan documents and then automatically bring them in supported apps. This will save a lot of time and you can still continue working on your project without distraction.
However, what to do if you find the Continuity Camera not working between your iOS 12 device and your macOS Mojave computer? Here are a few tips that you can try on to bring this handy feature back in normal without hassle.
How to Fix Continuity Camera Not Working Between Mac and iPhone
Before proceeding, you should note something first:
- Until now, there are only a few apps that support Continuity Camera, including Finder, Keynote 8.2, Messages, Mail, Notes, Numbers 5.2, Pages 7.2 and TextEdit.
- Make sure you have already enabled Two-Factor authentication on your Apple ID.
Solution 1: Disable/Enable Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on both Your Mac and iPhone
To get Continuity Camera work; both of your devices need to turn on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth features. If they have already been enabled, you should refresh them. While it’s a simple trick, it has helped in many cases, and we hope it also clicks for you.
On your iPhone: Head to Settings → Wi-Fi/Bluetooth → Toggle Off the Switch.
On your Mac: Click on Wi-Fi/Bluetooth icon to turn it off.
Once done, simply restart both your iPhone and Mac. After, re-enable Bluetooth and Wi-Fi on your devices. Now, try to use this feature and check if it works.
All you need is to open the supported app, right click on the place that you want to insert the image. After that, click on Take Photo → Now, use your iPhone to snap one. You will then see photo instantly appears in the app.
Solution 2: Sign Out Of iCloud Account and Log Back In
Another requirement is that your iOS and macOS devices must be signed into the same iCloud account. If you are using the same account; you should then sign out and then log back in as a quick solution.
On Your iPhone: Navigate to Settings → Your name → tap on Sign Out and confirm it
On Your Mac: Head over to System Preferences → iCloud → Sign it Out and confirm it.
All you need now is simply signing back to the iCloud account on both your iPhone and Mac devices.
If the problem is already fixed, congratulation! But if you are still encountering the issue, switch to the next solution.
Solution 3: Check Out Wi-Fi Connectivity
If none of the prior mentioned tricks has fixed the problem, the Wi-Fi connection might be the culprit. Thus, you need to check Wi-Fi first if the network connectivity seems to be the villain.
Once Wi-Fi starts to work properly again, you can then get your work done as usual.