1. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    Hey guys, I've tried just about everything to make hand off work between my 6+ and 15 inch MacBook retina. I've made sure I'm connected to the same wi fi and using the same icloud account whilst it's in range.
    I've also tried connection Bluetooth and pair the devices together but no luck.
    I've also made sure it's turned on, in my Mac with system preferences no luck.
    I have also followed the guidelines from an article on imore stating this issues and still no change.
    What the heck am I doing wrong?.
    Oh and yes I've made sure it's toggled ON in my setting on my iPhone and for argument sake I've turned it off then on but STILL no change and I've reset my network settings, NOTHING..
    The only hand off feature that works is calling and receiving from my Mac, nothing else
    Help a brother out!
    10-17-2014 04:37 PM
  2. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I believe handoff only works when the device you are handing off from is awake and unlocked. So if you are say on safari on your iPhone and lock it and then try to pick it up on your Mac, it won't work.
    10-17-2014 04:41 PM
  3. kurpaige's Avatar
    Same here. Handoff works iPhone to iPad but my MacBook doesn't play nice but does support it. I'm looking for a .01 patch soon hopefully
    10-17-2014 07:16 PM
  4. Darran's Avatar
    In the same I cannot for the life of me get it to work between my iPad mini and iPhone 6 both on 8.0.2 and on the same wifi network about 5ft apart.

    Tried turning handoff off and on and rebooting both and turning mobile calls off and on again but nothing!

    Tried unlocked and locked on both devices
    10-17-2014 09:33 PM
  5. Paulsmalls's Avatar
    Sign out of iCloud on the mac and sign back in. It should reset the syncing with the iCloud account since that's the only missing piece from what you're telling me. It sounds scary and will ask you a bunch of times if it's okay to delete the info from the mac, it should be since it's all in the cloud so you'll have all your info as soon as you log back in. Give it a try and let us know. Just worked for me.
    CK#CB likes this.
    10-18-2014 02:12 AM
  6. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    Sign out of iCloud on the mac and sign back in. It should reset the syncing with the iCloud account since that's the only missing piece from what you're telling me. It sounds scary and will ask you a bunch of times if it's okay to delete the info from the mac, it should be since it's all in the cloud so you'll have all your info as soon as you log back in. Give it a try and let us know. Just worked for me.
    Just tried this and nothing happened
    10-18-2014 06:48 AM
  7. acerace113's Avatar
    To me it sounds like something is being blocked...


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    10-18-2014 07:40 AM
  8. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    To me it sounds like something is being blocked...


    Sent from my Surface 2 using Tapatalk
    I can't figure out what it is.
    10-18-2014 08:39 AM
  9. acerace113's Avatar
    I can't figure out what it is.
    Maybe wait until 8.1 comes out and see if your problems are fixed. If you are on the 8.1 beta then I have no idea why it's not working based on what has been said in this thread.


    Sent from my 5th gen iPod touch or iPhone 5S using Tapatalk
    10-18-2014 08:47 AM
  10. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    Maybe wait until 8.1 comes out and see if your problems are fixed. If you are on the 8.1 beta then I have no idea why it's not working based on what has been said in this thread.


    Sent from my 5th gen iPod touch or iPhone 5S using Tapatalk
    I'm on ios 8.0.2. I'll wait till Monday I guess
    10-18-2014 08:47 AM
  11. Michael Zajdel's Avatar
    Hi mate

    I had the same problem yesterday after i have upgraded Mavericks to Yosemite. What I did was I have signed out from iCloud on both devices, turned off bluetooth and handoff and then signed in and turned everything on again. Now it works perfectly between iPhone 6 and MacBook Air 2014. Also calling no FaceTime numbers from MacBook works. Waiting for 8.1 to be able to send text messages from my iPad and Mac!
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    10-18-2014 08:58 AM
  12. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    Hi mate

    I had the same problem yesterday after i have upgraded Mavericks to Yosemite. What I did was I have signed out from iCloud on both devices, turned off bluetooth and handoff and then signed in and turned everything on again. Now it works perfectly between iPhone 6 and MacBook Air 2014. Also calling no FaceTime numbers from MacBook works. Waiting for 8.1 to be able to send text messages from my iPad and Mac!
    Tried that and no charge
    10-18-2014 09:05 AM
  13. princessiphone's Avatar
    I tried it too because I wanted to text my girls who don't have iPhones while I was on my MacBook Air and it didn't work. I thought I was the only one.
    10-18-2014 09:05 AM
  14. Michael Zajdel's Avatar
    It won't work love until you will get iOS 8.1
    10-18-2014 09:40 AM
  15. Michael Zajdel's Avatar
    Try to send a file through AirDrop from your Mac to iPhone it may unblock something.
    10-18-2014 09:42 AM
  16. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    Sign out of iCloud on everything. Reboot everything. Sign back into iCloud one thing at a time.

    Test again
    10-18-2014 11:41 AM
  17. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I tried it too because I wanted to text my girls who don't have iPhones while I was on my MacBook Air and it didn't work. I thought I was the only one.
    I don't think SMS hand off works quite yet.
    10-18-2014 01:28 PM
  18. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    Sign out of iCloud on everything. Reboot everything. Sign back into iCloud one thing at a time.

    Test again
    As stated above I've done that
    10-18-2014 04:35 PM
  19. Darran's Avatar
    Yeah I've not got a Mac and cannot get this working between my iphone 6 and iPad mini! Even setup my iphone as a new device and toggled each option and also rebooted untold times and not a single sign of handoff!
    10-18-2014 06:40 PM
  20. y0un63r's Avatar
    For some reason handoff works between my iPhone and iPad just fine. It woks from iMac to device just fine BUT not from device to iMac. Any help out there? Very frustrating.
    10-18-2014 08:13 PM
  21. jamesellis9570's Avatar
    Hey, i had the same problem as you, 15 RMB and 6+. Go into your sharing, and check if bluetooth sharing is enabled, then if your cautious put all the drop boxes to 'ask what to do'. Hope that helps!
    10-18-2014 08:17 PM
  22. CK#CB's Avatar
    the suggestion to sign out of icloud then signing back in worked great for my mac(2013 air) & iphone(5). handoff works perfectly between my iphone & mac but i can't get either to work with my ipad(mini, non-retina). even with signing out then back in to icloud.....

    i don't use my ipad much so i'm not going to stress it for now....at least i got one of my devices working.....

    i'll try to get it working again tomorrow after the ios 8.1 upgrade....
    10-19-2014 03:18 PM
  23. CK#CB's Avatar
    UPDATE!!

    so i powered down my ipad & when i turned it back on...handoff was working! now all 3 of my devices are working with hand-off perfectly...

    i definitely co-sign the recommendation to sign-off from icloud on all devices then sign back on & maybe power down then back on for good measure. yes i know it's apple & it all should "just work" but they're still man-made electronic devices & sometimes need a little coaxing

    hope this works for someone....

    looking forward to sms relay messaging tomorrow (the only thing i've really been waiting on through all these announcements & updates)
    10-19-2014 04:03 PM
  24. Nanci's Avatar
    I'm where you are. It just isn't in the Settings for my late 2013 MBA. I also can't pair them. I guess I'll just wait for the first update and hope it's there. I've made sure they are the same icloud account and password, signed in and out (annoyingly, icloud keeps pestering me for a stronger password- no), I'm at a loss.
    10-20-2014 07:08 AM
  25. jarofclay73's Avatar
    At first, the only app that wouldn't work was Safari going from my iPhone 6 Plus to the Mac. I finally figured it out. If you have your Safari browser on Private Browsing, handoff won't work with that browser.
    10-20-2014 05:12 PM
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