I received a call today, and the Handoff box popped up on my screen as usual. I took the call on my phone and the box disappeared.

Then, partway through the call, I wanted to "hand off" the call back to my computer. But I couldn't figure out how to do it, and the Apple help page wasn't very clear.

How can I take a call on my iPhone and then pass it to my MacBook? I'm running iOS 9 on an iPhone 6S, and OS X El Capitan on a MacBook Pro retina -- so I know my hardware is capable of it.

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As of iOS 9.2, you can't do this in the middle of a call.

To talk using a different device, you must end the call and recall using the second device.

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    As I found out when I got disconnected when leaving the house (and coming back to call still active on my iPad one hour later) :-)
    – nohillside
    Jan 24, 2016 at 13:00

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