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Thieves, you've been warned: Users can now control their iPhones on their computer with this new macOS update

By Camille Santiago Published Jun 11, 2024 5:46 pm

Ever reach for your phone across the room only to find it's missing? Or worse, what if it gets snatched right when you need it most? Don't worry, Apple's got your back with the new iPhone Mirroring feature in the latest update.

During the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) on June 10, Apple revealed the new macOS Sequoia, alongside other software updates like iOS 18, iPadOS 18, and a new Passwords app.

macOS Sequoia, specifically, now allows you to access your phone on your Mac with the continuity feature called the iPhone Mirroring app in the Dock.

Doing so lets you fully interact with your iPhone and its apps wirelessly, using your keyboard, trackpad, or mouse.

Even better, your iPhone stays locked, keeping your data safe. So, if you're phone was stolen, the thief won't see what you're doing while you disable their access or track them down on Maps!

Other iPhone features on Mac

Aside from the features mentioned above, users can now receive iPhone notifications on their Mac with the macOS Sequoia update. When you click on the notification, it takes you to the actual app on your iPhone.

And later this year, the update will allow users to move files, photos, and videos between their iPhone and Mac as easily as they drag and drop between apps on Mac.

During the presentation, Apple also introduced Apple Intelligence, a "personal intelligence system" for its devices that works similarly to ChatGPT and can simplify daily tasks, contextualize data, and take action across apps.

It also gave a glimpse of the new iOS 18, which now has more customization options, the "biggest redesign ever" of the Photos app, new ways for users to manage their inbox in Mail, Messages over satellite, and more.