Can't Handoff from Apple Watch to iPad Pro 10.5"

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  1. Tomkins! macrumors member

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  2. KrisLord macrumors 65816

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    What OS are they running?

    I can’t say handoff between watch and iPad is something I remember using, but I can try.
     
  3. Tomkins! thread starter macrumors member

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    They're running iOS 10 and WatchOS 3 (latest versions of these operating systems).
     
  4. Stefan johansson macrumors 65816

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    The watch is supposed to work with iPhones,not iPads.
     
  5. Tomkins! thread starter macrumors member

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    Handoff works between all iOS and Mac devices equipped with Bluetooth LE.
    Watch Handoff even shows up on my Mac.
     

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    Yes,Watch handoff on macs is used to unlock your Mac when you get close enough to it,I use that every day.
     
  7. Tomkins! thread starter macrumors member

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    You're confusing two features. This is clearly a bug. Handoff and Unlock with Apple Watch are two different features that fall under the Continuity Umbrella.
    The Unlock feature was introduced in macOS Sierra and WatchOS 3. I've been able to handoff stuff from my Apple Watch to my Mac since the Apple Watch's introduction (which predates the Unlock feature).
     
  8. bgrace macrumors regular

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    Handoff from my Apple Watch (messages, Apple News) is working with my iPhone, but not iPad. iPhone and iPad have iOS 11 installed, watch has watchOS 4. Are you still having this issue?
     
  9. Tomkins! thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm still having this issue. I have also upgraded to iOS 11 and watchOS 4.

    Yesterday, I submitted a new bug report (they asked me to check whether it's still an issue on iOS 11 and watchOS 4).
     
  10. Stefan johansson macrumors 65816

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    Apple Watch has never worked with iPads,it’s not designed to work with iPads. The Apple Watch can only communicate with iPhones.
     
  11. bgrace macrumors regular

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    How do you submit a bug report?
     
  12. Tomkins!, Sep 22, 2017
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    Then why does it work with a Mac? Then why has Apple confirmed it’s a bug?
    --- Post Merged, Sep 22, 2017 ---
    Using your Apple ID, you can sign into bugreport.apple.com and submit a bug report.
     
  13. danny842003 macrumors 6502

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    What is it you are trying to handoff to the iPad?
    I can’t aay I hav ever used it but I could give it a try.
     
  14. Tomkins! thread starter macrumors member

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    Try to handoff a message. Open a Messages conversation on your watch, then try to hand it off to your iPad.

    And thanks!
     
  15. danny842003 macrumors 6502

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    I can confirm it doesn’t work, it’s workig fine with my phone.
    I did a google to see if I need to change any settings and got this as the number one hit.

    Select “Allow Handoff between this Mac and your iCloud devices.” On iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, go to Settings > General > Handoff, then turn on Handoff. On Apple Watch, open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone, then tap General and turn on Enable Handoff. Apple Watch supports handing off from watch to iPhone only.

    This was dated 24th July 2017 so obviously pre IOS11/WOS4
     
  16. Tomkins!, Sep 23, 2017
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    That is really odd. I’ve been able to Handoff things from my Apple Watch to my Mac since 2015. Apple has also confirmed that it’s a bug. I’ll try to record a video of it later.

     
  17. danny842003 macrumors 6502

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    I just checked that it works with my mac, i never even knew it was a thing until I read this thread.
    I will be interested to see what apple come back with, I have a feeling the email you have received saying it is a bug is someone who is mistaken but hopefully thats not the case.
     
  18. Tomkins! thread starter macrumors member

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    They even showed me the error in the logs that I had submitted.
     
  19. maflynn Moderator

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    I don't think Apple designed it to work from the AW to the iPad. The AW is an extension of the iPhone and so its tightly integrated to that, and so its not a bug, since its a feature I don't think Apple implemented in the first place.
     
  20. danny842003 macrumors 6502

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    I hope you’re right I just have a feeling there’s been a mix up.
     
  21. Tomkins! thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm starting to believe you're right.

    In the Watch App on iPhone it reads:
    "The required app appears in the App Picker of your iPhone or in the Dock on the Mac."

    Why leave out iPad? That's just odd.
     

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  22. jaugust macrumors newbie

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    I can confirm that with IOS 10 and WatchOS3, I was able handoff to my iPads from my watch. With IOS11, I am no longer able to handoff despite handoff working from my watch to my iPhone, MacBook and iMacs from the Watch.
     

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