Can't get Handoff to work

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  1. JSchwartz15 macrumors regular

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    I have a mid-2012 MacBook Pro running OS X 10.10, an iPhone 6 running iOS 8.0.2

    Both have Bluetooth turned on and are on the same WiFi network. They both have Handoff turned on within their settings. They are not paired via Bluetooth, but I don't think they need to be for Handoff and I couldn't get them to pair successfully.

    No matter what I do, I cannot get the second dock to appear on the right. I've tried writing notes on my phone, emails, nothing works. Does anyone know how to fix this?

    EDIT

    For some reason, it's working with my Mac to my iPhone but not the other way around. Going to the multitasking view on my iPhone allows me to switch to what I'm doing on my Mac, but what I'm doing on my iPhone does not appear on my Mac's dock.
     
  2. Alrescha macrumors 68020

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  3. JSchwartz15 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes, they are

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    Just suddenly started working after an hour and a half of trying for some reason...no clue what changed
     
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  5. Rigby macrumors 601

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    Check if you did all the configurations listed in this support page:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/TS5458

    That said, I wouldn't lose any hair over it until 8.1 is released. The continuity features are very unreliable at the moment. Handoff works for me on and off, but more off. Hopefully the new version will improve it.
     
  6. sviato macrumors 68020

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    With Handoff, AirDrop, & iCloud Drive not working right I can see why people say that Apple sucks at internet services :rolleyes:
     
  7. Rigby macrumors 601

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    I think it's mostly because they are way behind schedule with iOS 8. It was obviously rushed, and the first release didn't even include many of the features they had planned (like Apple Pay). This has been the most bumpy major iOS release yet.
     
  8. Alrescha macrumors 68020

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    Having been with iOS since the original iPhone, I find this statement somewhat lacking in accuracy.

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  9. Rigby macrumors 601

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    Yeah well, I also had all versions since the original iPhone. We never had a release before that actually screwed up something as basic as the cellular connectivity before. :rolleyes: This roll out has been quite an embarrassment IMO. The new features are great, but someone really screwed up the planning and execution.
     
  10. Alrescha macrumors 68020

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    This statement is true, if only because of the big deal everyone has been making about it. Personally, I had no problems with 8.0, 8.01 did not apply, and 8.02 has been fine. Handoff works, Continuity (as much as is supported on my devices) works, and I might have had one crash across all of my iOS devices since 8.0. This release has been one of the less painful ones for me.

    Let it not be said that I am entirely happy; I do not care for Apple's direction in UI design. I have no love for transparency, translucency, pastel colors, or thin flat design. Everything since iOS 6 has been a lot less enjoyable for me. Yosemite is no better.

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  11. danielceleste macrumors regular

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    I called Apple because I wanted to see if their tech support would be on to of these kind of things. Turns out my hypothesis was correct, and the guy didn't seem very confident in what he was telling me to do. I had to correct him numerous times.

    Anyway, during the course of that call, we discovered somewhat of an odd solution, but this worked on multiple occasions:

    1. Sign out of iCloud on the iOS device you're on, and then reboot. When prompted, delete all the things.

    2. Sign back into iCloud after the reboot, and then reboot again.

    3. Log out of your Mac's user account, and then log back in.

    Believe it or not, I had to do this on my iPhone to get it working with the Mac, and then again on my iPad to get it working. I know it's a lot of rebooting and logging out/in but it worked both times for me!
     

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