5 Convenient iOS 16 Features Available in macOS Ventura
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macOS Ventura arrived with many of the flagship features that debuted on the Mac a month after iOS 16. From popular iOS apps now available on macOS to improvements for Messages, Mail and more, here’s a look at 5 useful iOS 16 features making the transition to Mac.
Classic iOS apps now on macOS
Two of Apple’s native iOS apps are now available on the Mac.
The watch comes with a very similar design to the iPhone and iPad and includes all four functions: a world clock, an alarm clock, a stopwatch, and a timer.
An interesting detail for timers on Mac is that they automatically appear in the menu bar when running.
For the Weather app on Mac, your current and other saved locations are on the left, the home screen showing the current temperature and conditions, plus up/down in the top center.
Below is the hourly, 10-day radar forecast, followed by air quality, UV index, sunset, wind, feel, humidity, and more. as there is a clear network of more detailed information.
You can click the sidebar button near the top left corner to skip the location list and expand the Weather app UI.
Two useful features first introduced with iOS 16 and now available with macOS Ventura are the ability to unsend and edit iMessages.
However, accessing it is different from iPhone and iPad. On your Mac, right-click an iMessage to get the Edit and Unsend options.
The same rules apply to Mac as they do to iPhone and iPad.
- Undo Post works up to 2 minutes after sending
- An edit works for up to 15 minutes after submission and is limited to a total of 5 edits, with edits visible to the person you’re chatting with.
Like Messages, Apple’s Mail app in macOS Ventura has an unsend option, but you have very little time to use it. The default setting for a button press is 10 seconds.
- After sending an email, look for it in the lower left corner of the messaging app
- You can set the do not send option to last up to 30 seconds by going to Mail Settings > Compose > Override Send Timeout.
Another useful addition to the mail program is the ability to schedule outgoing mail for future times.
- Click the drop-down arrow next to the submit button to see the options
Stage Manager isn’t just for iPad
While much of the stage manager talk revolves around the iPad app, Mac is all about the new multitasking UI experience with macOS Monterey.
- Click Control center icon (double pill icons) in the top right corner of your Mac
- Click Scene Manager near the top right corner
Check out our hands-on coverage for a more in-depth look at the functionality.
Easily use your iPhone as your Mac’s webcam
Continuity Camera arrived with iOS 16 and macOS Ventura and says you can enjoy using your fantastic iPhone camera as a Mac webcam.
It works wirelessly and supports native and third-party applications, including video calling in web browsers.
How to use Continuity Camera
- Check it out on iOS 16 and macOS Ventura Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are enabled For Mac and iPhone
- Make sure your Mac and iPhone are connected uses the same Apple ID and 2FA (per apple)
- By default, Continuity Camera is on – but you can make sure by going to the iPhone Settings app > General > AirPlay & Delivery > Continuity Camera.
- If you’re having trouble connecting your iPhone to your Mac, turn it off, then turn it back on
- Bring the iPhone closer to the Mac When you launch FaceTime, Photo Booth, Zoom, or any other app that can use the camera (including video services in web browsers)
- The Mac should automatically switch to using the iPhone’s rear camera
- If it doesn’t automatically use your iPhone’s camera, click the video options of the app you’re using and select iPhone from the list (you can also use your iPhone’s microphone)
- Or, as mentioned above, turn Continuity Camera off and then on again
For a more in-depth look at Continuity Camera, check out our full guide to the new feature.
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