Mojave Continuity Camera

Besides being more stable with less bugs than previous OS versions, Mojave has a few handy features. One of my favorites is Continuity Camera. The Continuity Camera feature will work with either an iPhone or iPad running iOS 12. It is a pretty neat feature, lets see how it works.

Continuity Camera

I do not use the Continuity Camera feature a lot, but when I do it really comes in handy. I usually use it to take photos of stuff I am going to review on Macessence or for things I am going to talk about in one of my other blogs. Here is how Continuity Camera works.

Continuity Camera only works through several different Apple Apps, but I use it primarily in the macOS Finder. Not sure if it works with third party Apps or not. For example, you access it from the Insert Menu in Pages:

Pages Insert

To use Continuity Camera from the Finder, you just need to right-click on a Folder and select it from the menu:

Continuity Menu

Once you do that the macOS instructs you to take a photo from your iPhone:

Photo Instrucitons

You should already have your Camera App open on your iPhone. The iPhone Camera kind of resets itself and then you are ready to take the photo. Once you take your photo in the Camera App, iOS presents this screen:

iOS Screen

You can Retake the photo if you are not satisfied. If you tap on Use Photo, the photo is placed in the Folder or App you have selected on your Mac:

Mac Photo

This is a photo of my MCheeta phone call blocking device. I may do a review of it after I have used it for a while. That is all there is to it. Once you use Continuity Camera a few times it almost becomes second nature.

Speaking of third party Apps, the Continuity Camera feature is not available in the excellent Path Finder App that I use to replace the Finder. Perhaps one day they will add that capability.


You may not use Continuity Camera frequently, but it is kind of handy if you need to insert a photo into some type of Mac workflow. By the way, in my experimentation with this feature I discovered it works in Apple Mail. That would be totally cool for sending photos via email for sure.