Handoff between Mac, iPhone & iPad - anyone got full house?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by dannys1, Oct 24, 2014.

  1. dannys1 macrumors 68020

    dannys1

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    So heres a test for you i've wasted plenty of turning turning bluetooth on and off and resetting networking settings over.

    Try to get handoff to reliably work between a Retina Macbook Pro, and iPad Air 2 and an iPhone 6.

    At no one point in time have I managed to get all 3 to work. The best i've managed to achieve is iPhone 6 hands off to iPad and Mac. iPad hands off to iPhone and Mac, but Mac will only hand off to iPhone nothing appears iPad.

    If i reboot or reset anything, this likely changes, its like a game of lights out. You change one thing and two others break haha.

    i don't even want to use this feature too much but my addiction of trying to get it work properly have the last week has been obsessive. I have to accept of course that it just doesn't work very well, but id love to see if anyone managed the above at any one point in time for a bit...
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I played the shell game too, until I fully logged out of iCloud on my Mac and then logged back in
    Everything has worked since
     
  3. rikmac111 macrumors newbie

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    I get messages, safari, and notes to work. But when I try to dial a number it tells me we must be on the same wifi network.. Why does everything else work but the phone does not?
     
  4. dannys1 thread starter macrumors 68020

    dannys1

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    Haha i've fully logged out of iCloud on all devices numerous times. I've reset network settings multiple times on both iOS devices, i've deleted all bluetooth preferences in terminal on OSX. I've restarted them all more times that I have in 10 years of owning any Apple device. I reset PRAM and SMC on Macbook. I've reset ALL settings on iOS devices too.

    Its got to the point now where it works 80% of the way and I fear logging out and back to iCloud for the 20th time on Mac might just break it all over again...

    Can't wait for the inevitable "handoff reliability fixes" coming up.

    Bizarre of both iWork icons are even harder to make appear and even worse, how horribly poorly edited documents hand off, basically unusable at the moment.

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    Fortunately the phone/facetime handoff and text messages are the only thing which do work reliably me for me. I think its because they're not using the flakey at best Bluetooth LE functionality.
     

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