Continuity using Bluetooth only (no Wi-Fi). Is it possible?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by iRock1, Aug 20, 2015.

  1. iRock1 macrumors 6502a

    iRock1

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    Hi,

    I have an iMac late 2009, an iPhone 6 and an iPad Air. My question: is there any advantage in keeping Bluetooth on in all of my devices, even if they are not connected to a Wi-Fi network? Like Hands-off, receiving SMS or something...
     
  2. bobyslick macrumors newbie

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    Only if you want to share media or files between them. If not, I suggest to turn it off to conserve battery life.
     
  3. iRock1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    iRock1

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    You mean Airdrop? I'm almost certain it requires Wi-Fi too.

    What about any of the new features introduced with Yosemite and iOS 8?
     
  4. bobyslick macrumors newbie

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    AirDrop uses Bluetooth to create a peer-to-peer Wi-Fi network between the devices.

    Each device creates a firewall around the connection and files are sent encrypted, which actually makes it safer than transferring via email. AirDrop will automatically detect nearby supported devices, and the devices only need to be close enough to establish a good Wi-Fi connection, making it possible to share files across several rooms.
     

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