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Top 5 Ways to Use your Mac and iPhone Together

Top 5 Ways to Use your Mac and iPhone Together

Posted in iOS on February 21, 2023

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Learning how to connect your iPhone to your Mac can allow you to boost your productivity. For example, if you start facing Macbook charger issues, you can use your iPhone to get work done before your Mac turns off.

You can connect your iPhone to your Mac using the "Continuity" feature. Here are five amazing use cases of Continuity that can make your life easier and allow you to save more time.

1. Use Universal Clipboard

Clipboard allows you to copy written content on your Mac or iPhone that you can later use when writing or editing. For example, if you start writing an email to your coworker on your iPhone, you might need to paste some words you copied on the clipboard of your Mac.

If you use your iPhone and Mac interchangeably, it can be helpful to have access to your clipboard content across both devices.

The Continuity feature allows you to access the clipboard content of your Mac on your iPhone and vice versa. To enable the "Universal Clipboard" feature, you will need to turn on the Handoff feature on your Mac and iPhone.

2. Play Media across Devices

Streaming your media content simultaneously on your iPhone and Mac can allow you to pick up from where you left off. You can easily start accessing the content across your Apple devices by syncing the Apple Music Library.

The syncing process will allow you to stream your favorite music on different devices whenever you're on the go. Besides that, you can also check for 3rd-party apps that support the Handoff feature, so you can sync your media across different devices without problems.

3. Connect to Internet

Sharing the internet across devices is the best option if you don't have access to WiFi. For example, if you are using an Ethernet connection on your Mac, you can turn on Hotspot by following this process:

  • Open System Preferences on your Mac.
  • Scroll down to the Sharing button.
  • Enable Internet Sharing.
  • Click on the Start button.

You can also turn your iPhone into a hotspot to get internet access on your Mac. Check your data plan before turning on Hotspot on your iPhone. Here is how you can turn your iPhone into a hotspot in three simple steps:

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Go to the Cellular tab.
  3. Enable the Personal Hotspot.

4. Access "Safari" Browser

Tweaking the iCloud sync on your Mac and iPhone can allow you to open and close tabs on Safari browser easily. To access all the tabs you've opened in your iPhone's Safari browser on your Mac, you can click on the View button on your Mac and then click on Show Tab Overview.

Accessing the open tabs on your iPhone is comparatively easier. You can find the Mac's Safari browser tabs below your Active tabs in your iPhone's Safari browser.

5. Make Calls on Your Mac

You can use your Mac to make and receive calls on your iPhone and vice versa. To use this feature, you will need both your devices connected to the same internet connection and have the same iCloud ID logged in.