Increase Productivity With macOS

Series Three 

Continuity Camera for Pictures and Scanning 

Take a photo 

Open a supported application on your Mac. Control-click or right-click in the document or window where you want the photo to appear. Then select Import or insert from iPhone or iPad 

(see below for requirements and supported applications) 

You will then be prompted by your Mac to take a picture with your phone. It will look like this: 

When you take the photo with your phone, it will appear in your document, window or if you’re currently on your desktop, it will be on your desktop. 

Scan a document 

Open a supported application on your Mac. Control-click or right-click in the document or window where you want the scan to appear. Then select Import or insert from iPhone or iPad.  

Select Scan Documents 

You will then be prompted by your Mac to take a picture with your phone. It will look like this:  

 

On your iOS device (iPhone or iPad), you will see a screen to scan.  

When you want to capture the text on the screen, press the circle button. 

The iOS device will then give you a preview and ask if you want to retake or Keep Scan. It will also give you an option to crop. 

Crop to the text and then select Keep Scan. The preview on the iOS device will then disappear. 

Your scan will now appear in PDF format on your desktop as shown: 

The scanned document will be in high definition. Sample below: 

Requirements 

Mac and iOS device have both WiFi and Bluetooth turned on,
Mac and iOS device must be signed in to iCloud and with the same Apple ID that is using Two-Factor Authentication.
Your Mac is using macOS Mojave (or later), your iOS device is using iOS 12 or later.  

Supported applications: 

O365 Suite, Finder, Keynote, Mail, Messages, Notes, Numbers, Pages, and Text Edit.  

MAC Corner

By Shannan Sutherland