After Updating macOS Ventura MacBook Keeps Using My iPhone As A mic (Solved)

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Apple’s new MacOS Ventura lets the iPhone act as a webcam by connecting wirelessly to a Mac. This way, you don’t have to use the lower-resolution cameras usually in MacBook laptops. With iOS 16, most iPhones can use the new Continuity Camera function.

Continuity Camera improves your photos and videos depending on your iPhone by adding special effects. Most notably, there’s Center Stage, which can follow you everywhere you go thanks to the ultrawide lens on your iPhone. Also, a feature called “Desk View” casts a top-down image of your work area, allowing you to display documents, notes, and more. At last, you may choose to use Portrait mode or Studio Light. Studio Light and Center Stage are compatible with the iPhone 12 and beyond, whereas Desk View and the iPhone 11 are not.

Apple changed the Continuity Camera feature in macOS Ventura so that you can use the camera on your iPhone as a webcam on your Mac.

Video is transmitted directly from the user’s nearby iPhone camera, which is of far higher quality than the built-in camera on Macs, via the Continuity Camera in FaceTime, Zoom, and other programs.

But with Continuity Camera, you can also use a nearby iPhone to input your Mac microphone. If you have an iOS 16 or later iPhone and are logged into it with the same Apple ID, you may use it as a microphone to send your voice directly to your Mac.

The instructions below will walk you through setting it up on macOS Ventura.

1. To access Mac’s system preferences, click the Apple menu icon.

2. For the Sound menu, select it from the sidebar.

3. Select the Input subheading under “Output & Input.”

4. Choose the adjacent iPhone labeled as a “Continuity Camera” kind.

5. There will be a short beep from your nearby iPhone and the “Connected to…” screen will appear to confirm the connection. The iPhone’s built-in microphone can be used with a Mac.

6. By pressing the “Pause” button, you can stop communication for a short time at any time. Just use your iPhone’s red “Disconnect” button when you’re done.

Someone on the Apple discussion site reported:

Depending on how you’re using your iPhone, you may or may not be able to disconnect it from your Mac. If you want to stop calls or texts from being sent to your Mac, follow these instructions.

1. To manage calls, go to the Settings menu, then pick Phone, followed by Calls on Other Devices. 

2. You may deactivate the function or remove individual devices from the list.

3. To stop unwanted devices from getting your text messages, go to the settings, hit Messages, and turn off Text Message Forwarding.

4. Finally, suppose you don’t want your iPhone and Mac to share information via iCloud.

5. In that case, you can turn off sharing of things like Contacts, Calendars, Reminders, iCloud Drive, Photos, and more under System Preferences > iCloud or System Preferences > Apple ID, respectively.

6. Signing out of your iCloud account in the Mac’s System Preferences is the only way to disconnect your iPhone from your Mac’s iCloud.

Hence,  these are the fixes you can try to solve the mic issue. Let us know in the comments section if any other solution you have. We are still looking for other solutions from Apple. Once we hear anything from Apple regarding this issue, we will definitely be going to update that for our users. Keep reading our articles to get updates.

Harshaurya Kaur
Harshaurya Kaur
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