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a feature new to iOS 8 which lets you continue working in apps across platforms by 'handing off' the current state of an app between devices on iOS and macOS.

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Why can't my Mac make phone calls?

My iPhone is not currently allowing calls using this Mac. I’d like help to troubleshoot and enable this feature. iPhone Settings > Cellular > Allow Calls on Other Devices is off. I tried to turn ...
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Apple Pencil not working with SideCar

I work with a M2 Macbook Pro and iPad Air (4th Gen). Until a week ago, I regularly used my iPad as an extended display using SideCar (Continuity). Worked charmingly, including with Apple Pencil. ...
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Using continuity sketch to "paste" a sketch anywhere

I would like to be able to insert sketches into the markdown notes editor Obsidian. This tool does not have any inbuilt support for continuity sketch. However, it does allow me to paste images from ...
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How can I tell if my iPhone is accessible for Continuity Camera?

I've recently updated my Intel Retina iMac to Ventura. My iPhone has continuity camera turned on. Is the only way to see if it's detected by the Mac to try and make a video call and see if the camera ...
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Best network practice for continuity, handoff, camera, clipboard, universal control, etc? [troubleshooting]

What settings, debugging steps, and troubleshooting workarounds should I apply in setting up my home network for continuity/handoff features?
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Does iPhone play music on the HomePod via WiFi or Bluetooth?

I’m wondering if asking the HomePod directly to play a stream produces better sound than the same stream in an app on the iPhone playing through near-field handoff to that HomePod? Bluetooth would be ...
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Does enabling handoff (universal clipboard) subject copied items to arbitrary upload?

From a security perspective in dealing with passwords, encryption keys, etc -- does enabling handoff subject my copied items (e.g. cmd+c) to be arbitrarily uploaded to Apple's handoff services? Any ...
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Corporate VPN on macOS disconnects when I answer a call on my iPhone while connected to local Wi-Fi. Why could this be?

I work from home so I connect to my corporate VPN from my MacBook Pro (M1 Max/16"). My MBP is hardwired to my network. Any time I get a call on my iPhone while I'm connected to Wi-Fi, the VPN ...
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WhatsApp Video Calls Auto-Turn-On Continuity Camera

How do I make Mac remember that for WhatsApp video calls specifically, the continuity Camera should be off, i.e. the video input feed shouldn't auto jump to my iPhone's camera but use Mac's instead?
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How can Continuity Camera in iOS 16 be controlled with Shortcuts?

I want to turn Continuity Camera on and off with a shortcut. (It uses too much battery, so it's best left off except when I want to use it.) I can find no mention of such control anywhere. How can ...
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How to remove Continuity Camera for deleted iPhone

Recently, I set up an iPhone 12 Pro, which I decided not to keep and deleted its data following Apple's advice. However, in web conferences, I can still select this camera and it even shows a battery ...
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How to disable Continuity Camera on Mac 1 but use it on Mac 2

Since updating to MacOS Ventura my Mac prompts me every time I have a video call with enabling Continuity Camera. So I did, with the expectation that I can disable it afterward, because those prompts ...
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Keyboard shorcut continuity from Mac to iPad

Io am trying the keyboard and mouse shareing (called Universal Control) between Mac and iPad. It’s a very useful feature but I can’t use Shortcuts like Shift to make second character on the keyboard ...
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Recording desk view on macOS Ventura

I'm trying to capture a video using macOS Ventura's "desk view" feature. The desk view works well when I mount my iPhone on top of my laptop. However, when trying to capture a video using a ...
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Use front camera of iPhone as MacBook's Continuity Camera

I am trying to use iPhone's front camera as MacBook's Continuity Camera. It works but it 'forcibly' select the rear camera as Camera. I went throughout Apple's official documents, no mention at all. ...
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Why is Safari handoff so slow/doesn't work?

My iPhone 7 iOS 15.7 can see when my MacBook 15 macOS Monterey has bluetooth/wifi turned on, and a page open in Safari, because only in that situation does the "open ... from MacBook" appear ...
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Join Personal Hotspot automatically? Never works

So I have my iPhone working as a Personal Hotspot. In System Settings > Wi-Fi, it shows in the Personal Hotspot section. I can connect to it with a click. In its settings (both via Details or ...
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Use builtin and continuity camera at once on mac

I'd like to stream on twitch with the builtin camera on my macbook and add an external one with continuity cam (from my iphone 13 pro). Is this possible? Also, can I use a different older iPhone 8 ...
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I can use iPad as second display, but I cannot use Universal Control

As the title says, I cannot use Universal Control with my iPad and mbp (sharing the mbp's mouse/keyboard with the iPad), although the mac sees the iPad (recognizes it, can use it as a secondary ...
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How do I stop Handoff from suggesting apps in the Dock?

This goes for both macOS (currently have 10.15.7) and iPadOS (currently have 15.1). My Mac will constantly suggest whatever app I was using last on my iPhone or iPad when I press ⌘ + tab or look at ...
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The "New Note" option is disabled in the Notes app in macOS 12. How do I fix this?

Sometimes when I try to create a note on my MacBook Pro (Intel, 16-inch, 2019) running macOS 12.1 Monterey, the "New Note" option is disabled in both the menu bar and the application toolbar....
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What port does Handoff use?

It seems that my firewall blocks some Handoff features. When I turn off my firewall it all works as expected. What port does Handoff use?
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Disable magic switch to Apple watch

I have had a mt Apple watches for 4 years now (first a series 2 now a series 4) and I always have the following issue: When I active Siri on the watch with my AirPods connected to iPhone (and ...
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Setting up / Troubleshooting Continuity-Camera

Symptom: Greyed-out 'continuity-camera' options: Take Photo Scan Documents Context: Catalina 10.15.7: Wired (ethernet) into network iPhone IOS 14.1: Bluetooth indicates connected to Catalina, wifi ...
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Way to copy-paste through airdrop with other people

Is there any way to copy/paste from one device to another where the two devices are not logged in to the same iCloud account? Essentially, I'm looking for a feature similar to the Continuity feature ...
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Continuity Markup now showing in Preview

I have an iPhone XS max with iOS 13.5.1 and a MacBook Pro mid 2015 with macOS Catalina 10.15.5. That should satisfy Continuity Markup system requirements. I can do Continuity Markup with Quick View, ...
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Starting a call from MacBook - Your iPhone needs to use the same iCloud and Facetime

I'm trying to start a call on iPhone 11 using MacBook Pro on macOS Catalina, however I'm getting an error message that says "Your iPhone needs to use the same iCloud and Facetime". I've ...
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How do I bypass a VPN for Continuity to Work?

When on a VPN (such as Private Internet Access) Continuity and Handoff stop working. Some VPN's such as PIA have a feature to exclude certain IP addresses, networks, or executables from the VPN. To ...
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Cannot copy from MBP and paste on iPhone

I used to be able to use the copy/paste part of continuity just fine between my Mac and my iPhone. I can still copy from my iPhone and paste on my Mac, but I cannot copy on my Mac and paste on my ...
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Is there any way to spoof Bluetooth LE4.0 (low energy standard) on older Mac hardware to enable Apple Compatibility and Handoff?

I have an iPhone and iPad running iOS 13 but my older Mac Mini (2010) and MacBook Air (2009) are no longer compatible with Apple Continuity or Handoff. Everything worked fine in iOS 10 and Yosemite. ...
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Why Mac Handoff shows the model of my iPhone so weirdly?

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 ...
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Continuity sketches in mail.app: PNG instead of TIFF?

When inserting a sketch into Apple Mail from an ipad via the continuity feature, it seems that this is attached as a tiff file: Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64 Content-Disposition: inline; ...
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Why Handoff is not working after network reset? (iOS/iPadOS 13.2)

I reset Network settings on my iPhone XS and on my iPad Pro (2018) two days ago. Since then, Handoff works only from iPhone to Mac (10.14.6) but it doesn’t in the other direction. I have already ...
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How to prevent Continuity / Handoff app icons in Dock?

Sometimes I open my iPhone while working at my Mac. This often triggers a Continuity / Handoff app icon to suddenly appear in my Dock: Safari From iPhone I find it extremely irritating to ...
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sync Safari tabs but not history between iPhone and MacBook

On my MacBook in System Preferences I can check Safari within the iCloud page in order to sync tabs, bookmarks, history etc. between my iPhone 7 and my MacBook. But I don't want to sync history, so I ...
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How to set default paper size for scan with continuity camera

How can I set the default paper size when scanning with continuity camera using my iPhone? I am using the fantastic new Mojave feature to scan documents directly into Preview with my iPhone using ...
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How to remove my Mac from iPhone call audio routing list?

When I'm making a phone call with my iPhone, under the audio button typically I can toggle between phone and speakerphone. But recently a third option appeared, which claims to route the call to my ...
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Continuity limitations

As I understand it, continuity enables a wifi only device to work in conjunction with an iPhone to make / receive calls. If an inbound phone call is picked up on the iPad and the iPhone's battery ...
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How to stop this icon from appearing on the taskbar?

I'm not sure how to explain this. I recently upgraded my iPad. And this thing wasn't happening before. Let me show it with a screenshot: Say, if I close one app and want to go to the Mail icon. I ...
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Can iPhone's Handoff be configured to be more reliable?

I will present a common work case here: I have an iPhone, an older iPhone, an iPad Pro, iPad, Macbook and iMac, and they have the same iCloud account. Is there a way to make the "Handoff" feature work ...
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Make Universal Clipboard fast and reliable

For me, the Universal Clipboard feature of Continuity has always been a bit spotty, but with newer hardware, it has become somewhat more reliable. The problem is getting it to work consistently. I’ve ...
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Handoff webpages in Safari from iPhone to MacBook without the Dock

I have a webpage loaded on my iPhone. Now I want it in Safari on my MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid-2015). The only way I found so far: Click the icon in the Dock (on my MacBook). But I don't want to use ...
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Does Universal clipboard works on ethernet?

I have a mac mini 2018 connected to the same router/network, but using ethernet cable, and iOS device, connected to the same router/network, but using wifi. But i can't use universal clipboard to ...
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With two iPhones using separate SIM cards, can I use one to make a call from the other?

I have two iPhones using separate SIM cards. I'm already able to answer incoming calls to one on the other – but how can I use one phone to make a call from the other? And importantly, I mean calling ...
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iPhone Cellular Calls on macOS fail when macOS is connected to OpenVPN

My iPhone and MacbookPro are both connected to the same Wi-Fi network, and logged in to the same iCloud account, etc. When my OpenVPN connection is not active, calling and receiving cellular calls on ...
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Handoff renders two-factor authencation worthless? [duplicate]

I noticed that when I enabled two-factor authentication for my Apple ID and have handoff turned on, the code pops up on the mac where I'm seeking the two factor. Seems like it renders the two-factor ...
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No Handoff icon in dock

I'm missing handoff icon in dock. I remember that when I had open safari/messenger on my iPhone, I could easily click on the icon that showed on left side of dock. It's not there anymore. What could ...
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"Could not sign in to iMessage"

Could not sign in to iMessage An error occurred during activation. Try again. Also on the iPhone we get: iMessage Activation An error occurred during activation. Try again. With also: ...
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FaceTime on Macbook without iPad interference

Needed to collaborate with someone on a document, editing on Macbook Pro (MBP). Made FaceTime audio call, but then switched to video. Top of screen claimed "call failed" but we were still talking. ...
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Why is this message “Good Morning/Evening” on the handoff section of the app switcher?

Model: iPhone 6 running on iOS 12 This is a problem that has been bothering me for quite some time. You see, this app, bowmasters, always comes up on the app switcher in the handoff section, it’s ...
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