Problems with Continuity Camera

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  1. gmac190, Sep 27, 2018
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    gmac190 macrumors newbie

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    I have read up all about the continuity camera and the ability to right click on the iMac desktop / pages etc to activate your phone camera in order to take a picture for it to magically appear on the app you are using.

    The videos all make it look so easy. With me it's a hit or a miss. If I right click on the desktop I get this with the option to take a photo greyed out

    Screenshot 2018-09-27 at 20.18.18.png

    On pages I get this

    Screenshot 2018-09-27 at 20.18.52.png
    I have had it working before but I don't think I do anything different.

    I have an iPhone 6 plus on iOS 12 and late 2012 iMac.

    Anyone else have similar issues? Is there anything else I need to do to get this working?


    Thanks

    gmac
     
  2. MEJHarrison macrumors 65816

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    I see the same thing. Fortunately, it's not a feature I'm anxious for, so I've put no effort into solving it. But I would like to know why it's doing that.
     
  3. 0970373 Suspended

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    I've used this a few times already and it worked great. Very convenient. Are both devices signed into the same iCloud account? I just tested needing to be on the same WiFi network and they don't.
     
  4. MEJHarrison macrumors 65816

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    Sure, that's all configured correctly. I know because, other than this, my continuity features work 60% of the time. :D

    Additionally, I do know for a fact that it's the same iCloud account and the same wi-fi. I can cut-n-paste across devices, share web pages across locations, etc. It's just this feature that doesn't want to work.

    Also, I do already have the camera open on my phone. I've tried it both ways.
     
  5. shinji macrumors 65816

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    Besides being on the same Wi-Fi network, Bluetooth needs to be enabled and in range, too.
     
  6. vince22 macrumors regular

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    i have no issue with continuity camera, even worked with my older devices.
    continuity.jpg
     
  7. 0970373 Suspended

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    Tried all the usual, I assume - reboot all devices, try reset network settings on iPhone, log out and log back into iCloud on devices? If all that failed, I'd give Apple a call before you take any nuclear options like resetting all content in your iPhone and restoring the backup or reinstalling the OS.
     
  8. MEJHarrison, Sep 27, 2018
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    MEJHarrison macrumors 65816

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    In my case it was the bluetooth being off.
     
  9. brdeveloper macrumors 68020

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    In my case, don't know if it was just a matter of time or logging out from iCloud helped to get it working. Anyway, I find it a bit unstable... it would be a nice feature if Safari supported photo uploading from continuity camera.
     
  10. gmac190 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for all the replies, I will try and reset all settings and logging out of icloud to see if that works. To be honest I'mnot sure how much I'll use the feature but I just like things to work.
    --- Post Merged, Sep 28, 2018 ---
    bluetooth is on on both devices and within about 3 inches of each other!
     
  11. vince22 macrumors regular

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    is your iMac 2012 or newer? iOS devices on iOS 12 ?
     
  12. 0970373 Suspended

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    How'd it go?
     
  13. Howard2k macrumors 68020

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    Holy crap, it worked.

    I had them on different wifi networks, same IP subnet, both with BT enabled. From notes on the MBPro I inserted from my iPhone, and it worked.
     
  14. gmac190 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    don't ask me how because I don't think I have done anything to try and resolve this BUT everything seems to be working as it should be. Sorry I can't be more precise.

    Kudos to all those that replied with suggestions
     
  15. Howard2k macrumors 68020

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    Hey that's great news. Please can you start threads about Mojave's sleep issues and Samsung printer compatibility, let's see if those disappear too. :)
     

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