1. TheFirm's Avatar
    For the SMS handoff, how exactly does that work? Is it just via Bluetooth or does it mainly require wifi? Or is it just automatic?

    For instance, if one device is on LTE in one room,while in another room my iPad is on wifi, will I get my text messages on my iPad still?

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    10-20-2014 02:15 PM
  2. Hansana's Avatar
    For the SMS handoff, how exactly does that work? Is it just via Bluetooth or does it mainly require wifi? Or is it just automatic?

    For instance, if one device is on LTE in one room,while in another room my iPad is on wifi, will I get my text messages on my iPad still?

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    I really don't know. I'm having trouble connecting to my Mac via Bluetooth. Even 8.1 didn't fix it
    10-20-2014 02:19 PM
  3. TheFirm's Avatar
    I really don't know. I'm having trouble connecting to my Mac via Bluetooth. Even 8.1 didn't fix it
    Same here, I tried to connect to my iPad and iPhone and it sees it but doesn't let me connect.




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    10-20-2014 02:19 PM
  4. polo2883's Avatar
    Its not compatible with my Macbook Pro since I am not using Bluetooth 4.0 so I am out of luck
    10-20-2014 02:26 PM
  5. TheFirm's Avatar
    Its not compatible with my Macbook Pro since I am not using Bluetooth 4.0 so I am out of luck
    Oh ok, I have the mid 2014 model and have the same issue so I'm glad I'm not the only one.


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    10-20-2014 02:28 PM
  6. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    For the SMS handoff, how exactly does that work? Is it just via Bluetooth or does it mainly require wifi? Or is it just automatic?

    For instance, if one device is on LTE in one room,while in another room my iPad is on wifi, will I get my text messages on my iPad still?

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    It should be just automatic. You don't have to do anything to pair your devices via Bluetooth. Both devices have to be signed into the same iCloud account. Not sure if both have to be on wifi.
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    10-20-2014 02:44 PM
  7. TheFirm's Avatar
    It should be just automatic. You don't have to do anything to pair your devices via Bluetooth. Both devices have to be signed into the same iCloud account. Not sure if both have to be on wifi.
    I just tested this and you are correct, somehow I don't need to do anything. However I read something in which apparently I should be able to see my iOS apps on my Mac or something?

    I forget exactly how it's supposed to work tho


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    10-20-2014 02:46 PM
  8. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I just tested this and you are correct, somehow I don't need to do anything. However I read something in which apparently I should be able to see my iOS apps on my Mac or something?

    I forget exactly how it's supposed to work tho


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    The app Handoff is proximity based but again you don't need to configure it. The easiest way to test is with safari. On one device bring up a web page. Do not lock the device. Pick up second device and in either 1) on lock screen you should see the handoff icon on the bottom left or 2) if you are unlocked double click the home button to bring up the app switcher and go all the way to the left past the home screen. So either 1) slide up on the home screen or 2) select from the app switcher and you should be taken to safari on that website.
    10-20-2014 02:54 PM
  9. TheFirm's Avatar
    The app Handoff is proximity based but again you don't need to configure it. The easiest way to test is with safari. On one device bring up a web page. Do not lock the device. Pick up second device and in either 1) on lock screen you should see the handoff icon on the bottom left or 2) if you are unlocked double click the home button to bring up the app switcher and go all the way to the left past the home screen. So either 1) slide up on the home screen or 2) select from the app switcher and you should be taken to safari on that website.
    I tried that and that doesn't work, however the text messages part of handoff works perfectly


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    10-20-2014 03:38 PM
  10. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I tried that and that doesn't work, however the text messages part of handoff works perfectly


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    It's working for me between my Mac and iPhone but not vice versa.
    10-20-2014 03:43 PM
  11. TheFirm's Avatar
    It's working for me between my Mac and iPhone but not vice versa.
    Ooh, I was trying it between my iPhone and iPad, I'll try the safari thing with my Mac in a bit


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    10-20-2014 03:44 PM
  12. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Ooh, I was trying it between my iPhone and iPad, I'll try the safari thing with my Mac in a bit


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    My iPad is in the middle of updating so I haven't tried that yet either.
    10-20-2014 03:46 PM
  13. TheFirm's Avatar
    My iPad is in the middle of updating so I haven't tried that yet either.
    Mine actually sort of froze during the verification process, I had to press the power button a few times before it finally went to install it


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    10-20-2014 03:47 PM
  14. Cleveland's Avatar
    Same wifi network, same iCloud account and Bluetooth have to be all on for continuity to work ... Plus you have to have to be able to receive FaceTime and iMessages to iCloud email for it to work too ... Here maybe this will help

    http://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-se...0-10-yosemite/
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    10-21-2014 12:39 AM

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