Does your Mac keep switching to the camera and mic in your iPhone? Here’s where to disable it

In macOS Ventura and iOS 16, Apple added a really cool new feature called Continuity Camera. Basically, it allows you to use the camera and mic in your iPhone XR or iPhone 11 or later with apps like FaceTime and Zoom on your Mac. This is great for two different groups of people: those who are dissatisfied with the camera quality on their Mac, and those who have a Mac with no camera or a broken camera. However, if it’s not needed this feature is liable to interfere from time to time. I’ve heard reports from a few clients that their mic or camera occasionally switches over to their iPhone in the middle of a call.

Luckily, you the option to turn it off if it’s not a feature you need. On your iPhone, head to the Settings app > General > AirPlay & Handoff. Turn off Continuity Camera.

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If you are an existing customer who needs help with this or if you have other questions, or if you are in San Francisco and interested in becoming a client I invite you to book an appointment with me. Otherwise, you may wish to contact Apple Support or find a local Apple consultant.

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