Questions tagged [continuity]

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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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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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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Can iPhone's Handoff be configured to be more reliable?

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 more reliably on them? It can be for ...
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Cannot switch FaceTime call to iPhone after initiating it on my Mac

I initiated a call on my MacbookPro (running OS X Yosemite), but I cannot transfer it to my iPhone while it's in progress, as advertised on the Continuity feature. The Apple Support article says: ...
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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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Is there a way to scan a custom size document (like a receipt) using Continuity Camera directly in Finder as PDF with correct dimensions?

I know there is a way to scan a document with Continuity Camera directly in Finder from the Action menu, but that creates a Letter size PDF with the scanned document in the middle and blank padding. ...
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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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Some messages only appear on my Mac

I like being able to text off my MacBook. Sometimes the responses don't go to my phone so I miss messages and only get them when I open my Mac. Does anyone know how I can receive messages on my ...
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Can I use Mojave continuity camera to send a photo into the finder?

I've got continuity camera working. I can use it to make a photo show up in Pages. When I right-click in finder I get the "Import from iPhone" option, but all the options in the sub-menu are grayed ...
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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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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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Help setting up two iPhones with one SIM. (One iPhone 6s with a SIM, the other iPhone 5s riding off the SIM in the 6s)

Hoping to get a little help with using two iPhones with one SIM card to make/receive phone calls (that is using one SIM card in an iPhone 6s, and an iPhone 5s to make and receive calls via the 6s and ...
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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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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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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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How to remove Handoff from Alt-Tab task switcher?

I use Alt-tab to cycle through apps. Since upgrading both my machines to High Sierra, I'm seeing the Handoff icon in the alt-tab list. Is there any way to disable that without turning off Handoff ...
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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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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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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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How to mute a FaceTime iPhone call on OS X through a shortcut?

When using FaceTime on OS X 10.10 to initiate a call using the iPhone, is there a shortcut that allows me to mute the call from the keyboard? Is there a keyboard shortcut (or a way to setup a ...
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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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Handoff and Instant Hotspot with El Capitan on MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013)?

after upgrade to El Capitan, I don't get Instant Hotspot and Handoff to work (I am particularly interested in the possibility to make phone calls using my iPhone 5 from my Mac). It was working on ...
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Escaping the in-app browser in iOS apps

Most iOS apps that open web pages open them in in-app browsers. These are somewhat restrictive, in that they don’t support bookmarks (and hence bookmarklets) or Handoff (although they do support ...
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iPhone Personal Hotspot always visible even when off

I was surprised to see my iPhone 5's personal hotspot available as a WiFi choice from my iPad. I checked the phone and personal hotspot was turned off. I turned it on and off again and it still ...
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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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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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iCloud Services (iMessages/FaceTime/Continuity) Very Broken on my Mac

I'm having the most frustrating problem with iCloud on one of my Macs. Firstly, the Mac (a late 2012 iMac) was working flawlessly with all iCloud services up until a few days ago. Now, I am able to ...
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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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Continuity/Handoff Issue

I upgraded my iPhone 5S and my iPad (Model #MC769LL/A) to the iOS 8 operating system. Both are on the the same WiFi network. Bluetooth is on on both devices. The iPhone Handoff app setting is on, ...
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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to disable Apple Watch iMessage notifications while my MacBook Air is unlocked?

I know that Apple Watch notifications are silenced while you are using your iPhone in order to prevent duplicate notifications. Is it possible to extend this functionality to silence my Apple Watch ...
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Can I transfer a call from the iPhone to Facetime on the mac?

Using Yosemite, can I transfer a call from the iPhone to Facetime on the mac? I know it is possible to go from FaceTime on the mac to the iPhone. I want to go the other direction.
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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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Unusual Dock Icon Appearing in OS X 10.10 Yosemite

Lately, I've been getting this unusual "clone" of the Chrome icon appearing at the left side of my Dock. It comes out randomly. Initially, I thought it's a new feature that binds the iPad session on ...
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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 between 2 iPhones (of which 1 not connected to Cellular / without SIM)

I recently bought an iPhone 6S, but my trusty iPhone 5S is still in good condition so I figured I would keep it around for use at home. I'm currently using the iPhone 5S as "fixed line replacement" ...
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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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Auto-Unlock on a manually Continuity-enabled Mac?

I have a brand new Apple Watch Series 1, an iPhone 6 running iOS 10.0.1 public beta, and an early 2011 MacBook Pro with an upgraded AirPort card and Continuity Activation Tool running the latest ...
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MacBook Pro later 2011 - HandOff and AirDrop not enabled

I've checked my MacBook Pro (later 2011) and my version of bluetooth is 4.3.0f10. I know that HandOff needs at least bluetooth 4.0 to work and BT LE. I have my bluetooth superior to 4.0 but my LE is ...
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Why doesn't Handoff allow me to continue browsing a site I was watching on my iPad?

I followed what reported on Use Handoff in Chrome for iOS to use Handoff to be able to use Handoff with Google Chrome between my iPad and my Mac Mini. I connected both devices to the same Wi-Fi ...
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Handoff with 2011 Mac using El Capitan

I've enabled handoff on Macs (mine is 2011 era) that don't officially support it, but with El Capitan changes, Apple has really tried to put the handcuffs on more tightly so users can't muck with any ...