Being a part of the Apple ecosystem can benefit you in several ways. So if you have a Mac computer, it makes sense to get an iPhone and vice versa.
However, if you sell your iPhone or give it to your friend or sister, you must know how to unlink iPhone from Mac so they don’t get their hands on your sensitive information.
Some ways to disconnect from Mac are removing Mac from Apple ID, disconnecting using Bluetooth, turning off AirDrop, and turning off Handoff.
Now, take a look at the benefits of having a Mac-iPhone combination.
MacOS Monterey and iOS 15 let users mirror their iPhone display on their Mac computer. This comes in handy when users want to view a video from their gallery on Mac’s bigger screen or want to mirror the screen to record a tutorial.
Moreover, users can play the phone’s audio through Mac speakers.
These functionalities are wireless, and users don’t need to spend extra on adapters or cables. Mirroring is pretty fast, and the work gets done quickly.
iMessage and FaceTime
FaceTime and iMessage are Apple’s proprietary communication applications. The former is the video calling service, and the latter is the instant messaging service. Both apps are available on iPhones and Macs.
iPhones running iOS 15 allow Windows and Android users to join FaceTime video calls through a shareable link. However, users from other operating systems can only join the call after an Apple user has started it and can join via a web browser.
Therefore, if you use FaceTime a lot, it makes sense to purchase an iPhone, so you don’t feel lost when traveling without your Mac.
Also, having both a Mac and an iPhone means you can start a video call on your iPhone when your Mac has run out of juice. Moreover, iMessage conversations can be continued on your iPhone if your Mac is busy installing software or updating.
Handoff and Continuity
Apple devices feature Handoff and Continuity features, which help Macs and iPhones communicate better. Thanks to these features, you can sync your computer and smartphone, so they work as one, allowing you to switch to the other seamlessly.
For example, these features are beneficial when messaging or engaging in a FaceTime call. You can start typing your message on your Mac and realize it will be a long conversation, so open it on your iPhone.
Then, you can continue having a long conversation with your friend or team members while going around the house. Similarly, you can ignore or answer calls directly from the Mac screen without touching your phone.
Moreover, you can start a FaceTime video call on your Mac and continue the call seamlessly on your iPhone.
Similarly, the Continuity feature syncs different apps. Most of these apps come preloaded on your Apple devices. It supports calendars, contacts, maps, email accounts, the iWork suite of office apps, and browser tabs. It would be best if you were signed in to the same iCloud account on both Mac and iPhone.
With the help of Continuity Markup, you can make sketches and sign documents on your Mac using your smartphone. Annotate a document or draw on your phone and directly insert it into the document on your Mac. Therefore, you are saved from the hassle of using the trackpad to sign a document or draw.
AirDrop is one of the best parts of using an iPhone with your Mac computer. It is the most seamless and straightforward way of sharing files between your phone and computer.
Launch AirDrop from your Mac’s Finder > start AirDrop from the Control Center on your phone > drag and drop appropriate files to share them.
With AirDrop, you don’t need iTunes or messy cables to make transfers possible.
iCloud is another great feature you can benefit from when you have a Mac and an iPhone. iCloud is Apple’s cloud service that allows you to sync everything to the cloud. So you can access all the files and documents easily and quickly on your Mac or iPhone.
You can quickly access Mac’s files by using the Files app on your iPhone and having iCloud drive enabled. Also, if iCloud Photos is enabled, you can access all the photos taken on your iPhone on your Mac. In addition, the photos will be synced so you can share them.
iCloud enables users to quickly integrate files, documents, and pictures across all their devices. You can even sync your Contacts, Calendar, Notes, etc.
The Bottom Line
So if money is not a constraint, it is best to get an iPhone if you are already using a Mac. This will seamlessly integrate your data and ensure you can access both devices’ files and documents.