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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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Handoff - Universal Clipboard does not work after sleep mode

Between a macOS Monterey Version 12.3.1 and iPhone with iOS Version 15.4.1, both devices are connected on the same WiFi home network, to copy and paste between devices with Universal Clipboard is ...
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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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How to receive calls on Mac while iPhone is in focus mode

I have turned on Focus on my phone (for a specific location) because I don’t want to disturb my colleagues at work, but I have also turned it off on my Mac. It seems calls are not redirected to the ...
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How to open all tabs in Web browser on mobile (iOS) quickly on macOS? [duplicate]

I've tried handoff/ continuity, which allows me to the open the existing tab for a browser app I have open. But if I have accumulated 10 tabs in the browser, this process can take a few minutes of ...
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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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How to configure default phone call app on Mac

Skype for Business has been my Mac's default phone call app ever since I installed it. Is there a way to switch to FaceTime—or better yet, handoff to iPhone? When I place calls from my iPhone, I can ...
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Override "Click to Call"

I'm using the latest High Sierra. When using 3rd-party software to quickly place calls, like the Uni Call Alfred workflow or Cardhop, a notification pops requesting me to confirm or deny the call ...
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iTunes wi-fi sync not working

So there is a mystery story with synchronization over wi-fi. I've been synchronizing over wi-fi my macbook and iPhone for about 3 months. But some day it happened to stop working. iTunes doesn't see ...
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Why doesn't HandOff work when connected to VPN and is there a way to go around it?

I have noticed that HandOff between mac and iPhone doesn't work when connected to VPN. Steps to reproduce when using ExpressVPN: install ExpressVPN native client on mac, connect to local wifi, then ...
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Unable to answer my phone call on mac

Before recent OS and iOS upgrades I was able to answer calls on mac from my iPhone. Now, after recent upgrades i can only make calls from my Mac but I'm unable to answer them. Whenever there is ...
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Handoff stopped working for messages

In recent times handoff/continuity stopped working for messages on my iMac & iPhone. Messages coming into my iPhone no longer appear on my iMac, & I can no longer send messages via my iMac. ...
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continuity not working except for receiving calls, iMessages and AirDrop

for some reason the universal clipboard and handoff between apps stopped working but AirDrops, receiving and making calls on my Mac and iMessages continue to work perfectly. I contacted Apple Support ...
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How are text messages (SMS) sent to an iPhone received in a Mac?

I want to know the working of the program. When an SMS is sent to the iPhone, does it upload after receiving it on the phone to the iCloud, which then syncs it to the mac or does is it received ...
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iMessage stopped syncing

I have an iPhone (iOS 10) and a macbook (macOS 10). My SMS/iMessages used to be in sync between my computer and my iPhone. At some point, not sure when, they stopped syncing. Both devices are ...
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iPad Air 2 keeps losing Continuity features, requiring restart

I have an iPad Air 2 running iOS 10.3.2. What I've found is that after a while, the universal clipboard feature will stop working, and I won't see app icons from my other devices underneath the app ...
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Continuity: Can you make iPhone cellular calls from a Mac while connected to the phone via Instant Hotspot?

I have a MacBook Pro that's Continuity-connected to an iPhone 6+ running iOS 10, and when they share a Wifi connection provided by a third device, making and receiving iPhone cellular calls from the ...
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FaceTime & Continuity: move call started from iPhone to Mac or vice versa

I received a FaceTime video call on my iPhone 6s (iOS 10.3.1) and I wanted to continue it on my MacBook Pro (macOS Sierra 10.12.4). Both devices were in the same WLAN and with Bluetooth turned on but ...
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Is it possible to receive text messages on my iPhone and Mac?

Is it possible to receive text messages on both my iPhone and my Mac? Just got Mac for the first time. I don't carry it around with me but have missed some important text messages recently as they are ...
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How to access continuity through applescript or command line

Goal: I want to handoff my localhost site to my phone for testing. I can access my localhost by going to http://my.ip.add.ress/localhost on my iphone. Of course, on my computer the actual address is ...
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Stop Safari sharing on iDevice

I've followed all the advice on other threads, none work. I have knocked the sliders in iCloud to off for Safari but I can still see what's being viewed on my iPad by double clicking my iPhone.
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Continuity call handoff no longer does

Since upgrading to iOS 10 and macOS 10.12 at about the same time, I can no longer handoff calls from my iPhone to my Mac. When a call comes in I get the notification window appearing on my Mac, as ...
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Access to full FaceTime and Continuity-enabled phone call log (call history) on a Mac

The Mac's FaceTime application, as of macOS Sierra, presents a very simplified call log (call history) in its main window: For any given contact, only a (time-stamped) SINGLE entry for the MOST ...
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