Use Continuity to connect your Mac, iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch

When you sign in to your Apple ID on all of your devices, you can use these Continuity features to move seamlessly between your devices. Click a feature to find out more, such as how to automatically unlock your Mac when you’re wearing your Apple Watch or how to use your iPhone as a webcam for your Mac.

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AirDrop: wirelessly send documents, photos, videos, websites, map locations and more to a nearby iPhone, iPad or Mac.

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AirPlay to Mac: share, play or present content from another Apple device on the screen of your Mac.

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Apple Pay: shop online on your Mac and complete your purchase using Apple Pay on your iPhone or Apple Watch.

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Auto Unlock: get instant access to your Mac when wearing your Apple Watch, and quickly approve other requests to enter your Mac administrator password.

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Continuity Markup: Use your iPhone or iPad to add sketches, shapes and other markup to a Mac document and see the changes live on your Mac.

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Continuity Sketch: Create a sketch on your iPhone or iPad and easily insert it into a document on your Mac.

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Handoff: start working on one device, then switch to another nearby device and pick up where you left off.

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Instant Hotspot: connect to the Personal Hotspot on your iPhone or iPad (Wi-Fi + Cellular) from your Mac, iPad or another iPhone, without entering a password.

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iPhone Mobile Calls: Make and receive calls from your Mac or iPad when those devices are on the same network as your iPhone.

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Sidecar: use your iPad as a second display that extends or mirrors your Mac's desktop. Or use it as a tablet input device to draw with Apple Pencil in Mac apps.

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Text Message Forwarding: Send and receive SMS and MMS messages from your iPhone on your Mac or iPad.

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Universal Clipboard: copy content, such as text, images, photos and videos, on one Apple device and then paste the content on another Apple device.

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Universal Control: use the keyboard, mouse or trackpad of your Mac to control up to two other nearby Mac or iPad devices, and work seamlessly between them.

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