Hand off and Continuity (Please see my setup thread for solutions)

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  1. Armen, Jul 22, 2014
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    Armen macrumors 604

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    Is it me or are both these features wonky right now? I've search Google for any type of setup information on how to get these to work and for the life of me I cannot.

    1. I verified that my Macbook Pro does have the correct version of Bluetooth that supports the feature (per an article by Rene Ritchie of iMore).

    2. My MBP is on DP4, iPhone is on iOS 8 Beta 4.

    3. Both devices are connected to the same Wifi network

    4. Both devices have the same iCloud account logged in.

    5. I tried pairing my iPhone with the MBP although sites indicated I didn't need to.

    6. Hand off is enabled on Both the MBP and the iPhone.

    before DP4 was installed I did notice a phone icon in my contacts with an option to "use iPhone". that option is no longer there now for any contact.

    What am I missing?

    Ive opened Safari on the MBP and have no seen an icon on my iPhone lock screen. Done the reverse and have not seen an icon popup on the left side of the dock on the MBP. Tried opening maps, mail and other listed apps that are suppose to work and they do not.
     
  2. WiiDsmKR69 macrumors member

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    I have EXACTLY the same thing.
    Im just trying to get the messages / calling syncing between my retina MBP and iPhone5.

    Same iCloud account / wifi network.

    I can only send imessages as per normal.
    Cannot send SMS's to non iDevices, and calling does not appear on my mac.
     
  3. Armen thread starter macrumors 604

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    I can't answer calls or send SMS, no Safari, Mail or other data is being passed along.
     
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    I find it weird there is no like no Toggle / Options for this settings.
    There is no reference to it in system preferences / Messages preferences or on the iphone itself.

    Ive heard so far it is just supposed to work.

    The only indication is on the OSX Yosemite DP2 I got a notification on my Mac that said "You can now receive calls and messages from your mac".

    I have no idea why / where / how it come from.
     
  5. mitchsaunders macrumors 6502

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    I'm kinda on the same thing here, except after installing Beta 4 for iOS 8, there is no Handoff setting for iPhone 4S.

    But I can still get calls on my mac and call from the mac and pick up the SMSs, but can't reply back - messages just crashes on the Mac.

    Really itching to know what's going on.
     
  6. Armen thread starter macrumors 604

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    system preferences > General > hand off at the bottom of Mac OS X

    Settings > General Hand off > iOS

    there is a setting for it but beyond on/off nothing else.
     
  7. MacVidCards Suspended

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    On my 4S the handoff option disappeared with DP4. There on 5S.

    Only had Handoff working briefly.

    To be truly comparable the rMBP needs to be 2013 or later. The original 2012 model doesn't have ac WiFi
     
  8. Armen thread starter macrumors 604

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    According to the information provided by iMore my MBP does qualify. I did see a Safari icon briefly in my dock when I opened it on my iPhone but that was hours ago. Nothing is working now.
     
  9. andijames macrumors member

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    Also if you're looking for a setting toggle for handling calls either from your iPad or mac then go into the settings in the FaceTime app and make sure you enable the option to make cellular calls through the app.
     
  10. pingloss macrumors newbie

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    Going to be very disappointing if they are placing a requirement on wireless ac for full compatibility. Is that going to mean the iPhone 5S is not fully compatible? I'd be surprised if that's the case
     
  11. Armen thread starter macrumors 604

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    This may be the key information I'm missing. I'll look into it tonight.
     
  12. lisai9093 macrumors newbie

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    Not ac. Continuity needs 5Ghz band, which 4s does not have.
     
  13. WiiDsmKR69 macrumors member

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    Yeah I saw that setting.
    I assumed handoff was for the transition of mac apps to iPhone apps.
    Is SMS and Calling to Mac called Handoff as well?
     
  14. langscinema macrumors member

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    This is a good thought however, I'm running 5ghz on both my MBA mid 2011 and 5s and no go with handoff......5ghz confirmed with my Linksys WRT1900
    Both of my devices of course do not handle AC but AC has to be questioned because I've read some folks here have had success with their devices and handoff
    Case in point, I do not believe there are any iOS devices which currently support AC.......the handoff mystery continues
     
  15. lisai9093, Jul 23, 2014
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    Handoff work fine on my dp3 system, it may require neither 5ghz band nor ac. But I can confirm airdrop on dp4 needs 5ghz. without 5ghz, I may detect my use idevice , but cannot make any sending/receiving data.
     
  16. Armen thread starter macrumors 604

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    Beats me dude. I think all of us are in the dark how this damn thing works.
     
  17. Armen thread starter macrumors 604

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    Have an update for you guys. Apparently FaceTime has to be logged in to the same iCloud account as well in order to be able to answer/make calls and you have to enable the iPhone calls option in Facetiae's preferences on the mac.
     
  18. WiiDsmKR69 macrumors member

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    Nice. Did you get calling working?
     
  19. Armen thread starter macrumors 604

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    Yes. Oddly enough hand-off is also working. I didn't really change anything :rolleyes:
     
  20. lehman310 macrumors member

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    I just installed DP4 and iOS beta 4 on my 5S and I cannot get handoff to work. I have everything checked, same WiFi, same iCloud etc. Any tips?
     
  21. Mazda 3s macrumors 6502

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    Same here. iPhone 5 running B4 and a 2012 rMBP DP4 and nothing is working.
     
  22. Armen thread starter macrumors 604

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    How come?
     
  24. Armen thread starter macrumors 604

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    Because I started a new thread with all the walk thrus on how to make it work.
     

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