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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Disable Continuity with iMessages.app

I have a work Macbook Pro and do not want to use iMessages.app at all to sync to my phone. When I open up the Messages application on my iPhone, Continuity tries to handoff the application to the OSX ...
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How do I use Handoff in the middle of a call?

I received a call today, and the Handoff box popped up on my screen as usual. I took the call on my phone and the box disappeared. Then, partway through the call, I wanted to "hand off" the call back ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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iPhone shows OS X Handoff of a device I want to remove

A month ago i had two user accounts on my MacBook (pro), both was setup to get text messages from my iPhone. Now I have removed one of the user accounts, but in settings on my iPhone I can still chose ...
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How to run Continuity Activation Tool from Recovery HD's command line?

I use Continuity Activation Tool to enable Continuity on my early-2011 13" MBP with an upgraded AirPort card. However, El Capitan's Rootless feature has forced me to use a modded version of CAT that ...
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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 can I regain the Instant Hotspot feature in Yosemite after noticeable errors?

While normal hotspot interaction functions perfectly between an iPhone 6 (iOS 8.4) and my MBPr '14 with Yosemite 10.10.4, the Instant Hotspot feature does not. This feature used to work, but after ...
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Mac Air iMessage problems

I recently plugged my iPhone to my Mac. Ever since I did that, every time that I text on my iPhone it shows an icon pop up on the Mac screen, however I am not set up through messaging on my Mac. I am ...
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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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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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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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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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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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iMac software causing I phone messages to appear up on older iMac

Just upgraded older iMac with neatest software. Now my spouse's text messages show up on iMac. Her iPhone software is old and she cannot turn it off from her iPhone. Is there a way to turn it off ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How can I use wifi only for handoff?

Ok OSX wizards... I have a dilemma. In order to use handoff/continuity at work I need to connect my Mac and iPad/iPhone to the same wifi network. Moreover, I also need to be connected to the ...
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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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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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Automate Continuity reactivation post-update?

I've got an early 2011 MBP with an upgraded AirPort card. I know that one has to jump through kext- and Terminal-based hoops to enable Continuity, but I also know that Continuity Activation Tool does ...
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How to stop two phones ringing when one is called? [duplicate]

My husband's and my phones both ring when either one is called. How do we unlink them?
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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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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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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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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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iOS 8.1 Settings “Handoff & Suggested Apps” doesn't exist

I am having difficulty getting Handoff and Continuity working correctly. Devices are iPhone 4S (iOS 8.1) and Mac Mini 2013 (Yosemite 10.10 14A389). Here is what I have done/confirmed: Both devices ...
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Can I have Apple replace my wireless card with a newer model

I have a 15" MBP mid 2010. I also have a 3rd gen iPad 64GB wifi which I have recently discovered (following update to IOS 8.xxlatest) is unable to work with AIR DROP. I thought about upgrading to the ...
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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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Console.log filled with “stopping Handoff advertising”

My console.log is filled with "stopping Handoff advertising" messages, I counted 29 in the last 3 minutes. I also get the occasional: 10/24/14 01:21:35.089 lsuseractivityd[245]: -[...
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Is there a way to selectively enable “Text Message Forwarding”?

Yosemite's new "Text Message Forwarding" feature is a great convenience for communicating with friends and colleagues who use SMS for texting, but it has the potentially to fatally* undermine 2-factor ...
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Handoff not working [duplicate]

I am on Yosemite on Mac Air of mid 2011. Bluetooth Low Energy Supported : Yes LMP version : 0x6 Then why does Handoff not work ?
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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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iOS 8 iPhone Cellular Calls on iPad/Mac with 2 iPhones sharing same iCloud account

With the iOS 8 Continuity features you can make and receive phone calls on your iPad or Mac using your iPhone, provided they're all on the same WiFi network and using the same iCloud account. However,...
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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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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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Calls from Yosemite via iPhone fail when connected via WiFi and Thunderbolt Ethernet

I am able to make and receive phone calls from my MacBook running Yosemite via my iPhone when I am only connected via WiFi to my home network (Airport Extreme). When I connect additionally via my ...
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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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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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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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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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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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