How to Use Continuity Camera in macOS Mojave with Parallels Desktop 14

This blog post is part of a series about the new features in Parallels Desktop® 14 for Mac.

Parallels Desktop has a long history of bringing cool Mac® features to Windows and Windows applications, like Mac gestures, Retina resolution, and Touch Bar support. Parallels Desktop 14 continues this tradition by bringing macOS® Mojave features to Windows applications. This blog post shows you how to use the Continuity Camera feature with Windows applications in Parallels Desktop 14.

When you use Continuity Camera, your Mac automatically connects to your iPhone® or iPad® and launches the Camera app. You take a picture, that picture is sent to your Mac, and the picture is inserted into your document. Continuity Camera has the seamless user interface for which Mac is justifiably famous. In Parallels Desktop 14, this all works with Windows applications with that same seamless interface.

Video 1 shows using Continuity Camera to add a photo from my iPhone X to a presentation in PowerPoint for Windows:


Continuity Camera is a new feature in macOS, so it requires the latest versions of macOS, iOS, and Parallels Desktop. Specifically, the requirements are:

You also must be using a Windows application that can correctly handle photos. I successfully used Continuity Camera with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, WordPad, and Paint. As expected, it did not work with Sticky Notes or Edge (the new Microsoft browser) because those two applications do not enable you to paste in photos.

I’ll show you other macOS features working with Windows apps in later blog posts.

Did you try the feature Continuity Camera yet? Let us know in the below comments, or on Twitter or Facebook.

If you haven’t tried it yet, feel free to download Parallels Desktop for free for 14 days and check out this cool new feature.


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