1. Steve Penny's Avatar
    I was under the assumption that the hand-off feature in iOS8 was based on Bluetooth LE. But today I was at work, and when I pressed the Home button I had the icon for Safari in the bottom-left corner........ the confusion being, Safari on my MBP was at home - about 2km away!

    I locked the screen and then checked again and it was still there, but at the time I didn't actually open/action it. Is this a rogue/random bug, or is it doing this as Safari was active that moment on another device that is signed in under the same Apple ID?
    09-30-2014 06:43 AM
  2. qbnkelt's Avatar
    I was under the assumption that the hand-off feature in iOS8 was based on Bluetooth LE. But today I was at work, and when I pressed the Home button I had the icon for Safari in the bottom-left corner........ the confusion being, Safari on my MBP was at home - about 2km away!

    I locked the screen and then checked again and it was still there, but at the time I didn't actually open/action it. Is this a rogue/random bug, or is it doing this as Safari was active that moment on another device that is signed in under the same Apple ID?
    No, it's not over Bluetooth. My iPad rings when my phone rings, which was quite disconcerting the first time it happened. However, that's surprising that it would happen over such a distance.
    10-01-2014 11:14 AM
  3. IamJAd's Avatar
    Really? That's... probably not a good thing.

    Can someone confirm that's what it does?
    10-02-2014 12:42 AM
  4. jlb21's Avatar
    No, it's not over Bluetooth. My iPad rings when my phone rings, which was quite disconcerting the first time it happened. However, that's surprising that it would happen over such a distance.
    I think that is not entirely correct......

    I believe BT is in fact required for handoff, but for making/receiving calls, you just need to be on the same wifi network. I can do calls between my 5s and Mini and I never have BT on.
    10-02-2014 09:39 AM

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