My Mac's dock has been showing the Handoff option very weirdly for around 6 months now (can't remember if it was already like this before Catalina). Is this normal now, aka does this happen on everyone's Mac? If not what should actually be on the text, and how to fix this?

Dock Handoff

  • Seems normal to me. The iPhone X is made in multiple models, each model with subtly different specifications and intended for different markets. Each of the alphanumerics is an iPhone X model. – DavidSupportsMonica Feb 25 at 4:26
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    Yes, but my mac surely knows the exact model and even the name of my iPhone, why no show that? – ruohola Feb 25 at 7:31
  • Presumably because that's how Apple wrote the software. And why Apple did something (or didn't do it, or didn't do it differently), is off-topic. You can read more about that on the Help page: apple.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic. – DavidSupportsMonica Feb 25 at 14:56
  • That doesn't answer the part of my question that is this normal and does this happen on everyone's mac? – ruohola Feb 25 at 14:57
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    That is not normal. I use handoff quite a bit and have never seen it like that with all the model numbers. I’m assuming you’re on Catalina now? It’s obviously not a mission critical issue” but if possible, install Mojave or earlier onto a USB flash (just for testing) and boot from that. This way, we can confirm if it is a Catalina issue or not and when done, just reboot from your regular drive – Allan Feb 25 at 17:29

No it's not normal. Hard to say what the issue was, but after changing phones it's now showing a much less verbose text:


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