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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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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Is handoff / continuity (iOS 8+) supported in iTunes to seamlessly switch playback between Mac and iOS?

I'd love to be able to control my currently playing iPhone song from my Mac. Does anyone know if handoff / continuity is supported in iOS 8 or 9 Music.app?
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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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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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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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How to make continuity and handoff working [iPhone 5S; iOS 8.1][Macbook pro mid 2012]

I could not find proper steps to use both continuity and handoff with voice calls. I managed to do the following till now and I was able to make calls from Macbook but not receive calls that came to ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Chrome on Mac hands off to Safari on iPhone

When I am using Chrome on my Mac (OSX Yosemite 10.10.2), it shows the handoff symbol on my iPhone. But when I open it, it hands off to Safari, not to Chrome on my iPhone (iOS 8.2). How can I make ...
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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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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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How does Continuity and Handoff work and what are the differences?

I am trying to understand how the continuity and handoff features work and what is the difference between them. I suppose handoff is for specifically transferring activities from one device to the ...
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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 is my instant hotspot on Yosemite / iOS 8 inconsistent?

Sometimes, instant hotspot works in a split second. Sometimes, it works after 30 seconds, and other times, it just says "failed". In all cases, the state of the Mac running Yosemite or the iPhone is ...
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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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How to force Mac (Yosemite) to use USB Bluetooth instead of internal? [duplicate]

I'm on an older Mac Pro, and I bought the ASUS USB-BT400 so that I can use Yosemite's Handoff feature. The problem is, I don't know how to disable the internal Bluetooth and force my machine to use ...
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Send webpage from Mac to iOS using Handoff

I use Chrome on my desktop and Safari on my iPhone and iPad. I have Handoff already set up on my devices so that when I am browsing on iOS, I get the dock icon on my Mac and can open the page in ...
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How do you enter numbers on a Mac when making a cellular voice call with iPhone?

I just upgraded to Yosemite, and sometimes perform outbound cellular calls from my Mac using my iPhone. However, if I call a company that has a phone menu I have to enter specific numbers to choose ...
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Is handoff available for Safari with Yosemite and iOS8.02?

Assumptions: Yosemite installed on a Macbook Pro Retina iOS 8.02 installed on an iPhone 6 I was able to receive a call on my iPhone and have the handoff of the call to my Macbook Pro work ...
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iOS 8 Handoff does not work between iPhone and iPad

So i'm getting really frustrated with the new and the best feature of iOS 8 - Handoff. I've tried many different ways to make it work, but nothing helped: Tried various methods of restarting both ...
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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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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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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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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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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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iMessage notifications after wake Yosemite

Is there a way to not get old iMessages/SMS notifications that I've already dealt with on my iPhone after I wake up my Mac? It is rather annoying, they are not new messages so why are they behaving as ...
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Other IOS devices ring when my iPhone is called and I cannot turn that off

How do I change other iOS devices that ring and receive messages when near my iPhone receiving calls?
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Why continuity requires bluetooth?

Why can't the Continuity feature use only wifi, or even only the Internet? As I understand it requires Bluetooth 4.0 and doesn't work without it. Why? Is it for communication between OS X and iOS? If ...
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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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How do I find the Activity App on my iPhone?

I have just got an Apple Watch, and have adjusted my calorie and stand up goal and received some achievements from my Watch. When the Activity app is open from my watch, I can open the Activity app ...
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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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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 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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Continuity not routing audio properly for calls

I just set up my new Mac/iPhone combo, and am having trouble getting phone calls via continuity to work properly. I can both initiate and answer phone calls from the Mac, and the status popup shows ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Dialing from MacBook shows that my iPhone is already on a call

When using the new continuity feature in OS X Yosemite together with my iPhone 5S running iOS 8, I can't dial from my MacBook. Here's what I do: Both devices are on the same Wifi network Both devices ...
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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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Yosemite can't call numbers that contain two hash characters

My iPhone (running iOS 8) and my MacBook (running OS 10.10.3) are in the same WiFi network, and I can answer incoming calls from my MacBook. Initiating calls from the Contacts application on the ...
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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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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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Is there a terminal command to enable Continuity - handoff on unsupported OS X?

It is known that Apple sometimes drops support for new features such as Continuity on older OS X releases or older Mac models, sometimes those new features not necessarily hardware dependent. I've ...