I am having difficulty getting Handoff and Continuity working correctly. Devices are iPhone 4S (iOS 8.1) and Mac Mini 2013 (Yosemite 10.10 14A389). Here is what I have done/confirmed:

  • Both devices are logged into the same iCloud account
  • Both devices are connected to the same WiFi Network
  • Both devices have bluetooth enabled
  • OSX > System Preferences > General > "Allow Handoff" is checked

My problem is that on the iPhone, Settings > General > Handoff & Suggested Apps does not exist as an option in the list.

I have deleted Bluetooth preferences on OS X as suggested on this answer.

Anyone know why this option is not presenting itself?

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Handoff is not supported on an iPhone 4S as described in this article:

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    iPhone 4S does support voice call continuity, but you are correct. Here is Apple's official list of supported devices and features for Continuity Commented Oct 27, 2014 at 20:44
  • iPhone 4S has bluetooth 4.0 and was the first iPhone to have it and that is confirmed by Apple. :)
    – user98632
    Commented Oct 31, 2014 at 18:49

You can install Handoff4S from the BigBoss repository if your device is jailbroken, which will enable Continuity on iPhone 4s and allow the option to be shown in Settings.

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