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Yes. You read that right. You can now use your iPhone as a Microphone Input for Mac.

With the advent of macOS Ventura, Apple has made a significant change to its Continuity Camera feature. It now allows you to use your iPhone as a webcam for your Mac.

This feature works wirelessly or wired in FaceTime, Zoom, and other applications. It gives the video feed directly from the iPhone camera to your Mac. This gives a much better quality than the built-in camera in a Mac.

iPhone mic as input for Mac
iPhone mic as input for Mac

However, there is another benefit of Continuity Camera. You can also use your nearby iPhone as a microphone input for your Mac.


This feature is available as long as your iPhone is running iOS 16 or later and is signed in to the same Apple ID as your Mac.

This way, you can speak into your iPhone and the audio will be seamlessly transmitted to your Mac.

Setting up your iPhone as a Microphone Input for your Mac

Here’s how you can set up your iPhone as a microphone input for your Mac in macOS Ventura:

  1. Click the Apple () symbol in the menu bar and select System Settings.
  2. Select Sound in the sidebar.
  3. Go to “Output & Input,” and click Input.
  4. Click on the available iPhone of your choice seen as “Continuity Camera”.

Go to Sound and select Input


Your iPhone will emit a sound and display a “Connected to…” screen, indicating that it has connected successfully.

Now, you can use your iPhone as a microphone for your Mac. You can even pause the transmission by clicking the Pause button anytime you want.

Press the buttons to Pause or Disconnect

When you’re done with it, you can simply tap the red Disconnect button.

Needless to say, with the integration of Continuity Camera in macOS Ventura, you can now enjoy a seamless and high-quality audio experience on your Mac.



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