Handoff is a fraud

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  1. bluewomble88 macrumors regular

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    I have an iPhone 6 and iPad Air 2.
    Handoff simply doesn't work. The feature is switched on in the settings of both devices but if I start an email, text message - whatever, nothing flashes up on the other device. Doesn't work and never has.

    Apple are really p'ing me off shouting oh so loud and proud about seamless feature integration and 'it just works'. No, it DOESN'T just work!!!!
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

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  3. jabingla2810 macrumors 68020

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    Works over here too.

    Maybe try turning it off and on again :)
     
  4. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    Works fine here.

    Is bluetooth turned on on all devices? Have you tried turning handoff off on all devices then turning it back on?
     
  5. beosound3200 macrumors 6502a

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    Try to send directions from map app on the mac to your iphone
     
  6. dhlizard, Dec 27, 2014
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    Although there are a few having issues with handoff (as documented by threads here and on other sites), for most of us, handoff works as it should.

    The poster is obviously frustrated but has made an incorrect assessment.

    Perhaps it is time for poster to move to another phone/tablet platform ?
     
  7. zone23 macrumors 68000

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    Sorry about your troubles and can't believe apple support couldn't' help that really sucks.
     
  8. bbfc macrumors 68030

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    No where in the OP's post does he say he's contacted Apple support.
     
  9. Phil A. Moderator

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    I do it all the time and it works fine - using either the Send To option or double click home button and swipe to access handoff shows the route on my iPhone.
     
  10. iamMacPerson macrumors 68030

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    Works fine here, even on my 2009 Mac Pro that I upgraded with BT4.0. Handoff is great feature that I use every day actaully. I'd try calling AppleCare. Since its a new OS you have 60 or 90 days (I forget) of phone support.

    (800) APL-CARE
     
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    Handout works well for me, although I prefer using Google Drive or any one of a number of cross platform solutions that work just as fast and easy. It's all a matter of one's workflow and personal preferences.
     
  13. beosound3200 macrumors 6502a

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    at first couple of days it didnt work for me. then i needed to send a route to the iphone and suddenly handoff and that personal hotspot shortcut started working, so i figured, maybe if op tries it?
     
  14. PowerBook-G5 macrumors 65816

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    Almost everything works fine here, with a 5C, Air 2, and cMBP 2012!

    The only issue that I'm currently having is making/receiving phone calls from/on my MacBook, but it no big deal now since I use my iPad more.
     
  15. slgray49 macrumors newbie

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    It didn't work for me either when I just turned it on. I eventually got it working after turning off/on iCloud on both devices and turning handoff off/on. Also make sure you turn on bluetooth on both devices. That is for some reason very important. Even after turning everything off/on it didn't work until I turned on bluetooth. Now it works flawlessly. I don't use it much except to make phone calls.
     
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  17. tillsbury macrumors 65816

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    Switching everything off (handoff, that is) and restarting it worked for me. It used to be sporadic and worked here and there. Disconnecting all the accounts and then reconnecting them made everything work fine. This is why some people are reporting it hardly works at all, whereas some people are reporting no problems.
     
  18. Tubamajuba macrumors 68000

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    Exactly. I must have missed the part where Apple used the Handoff feature to deceive us all with the intent of unlawful gain.

    Why do people around here always have to grossly exaggerate everything?
     
  19. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    Do you have Bluetooth on? It needs to have Bluetooth on on both the iPad and the iPhone. Works perfectly for me.
     

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  21. Yakibomb macrumors 6502

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    Works perfectly for me. The only feature that takes sometime to 'initialize' are personal hot spots, but if I wait a few seconds i'm good to go
     
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  23. kas23 macrumors 603

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    Yeah, that makes sense. OP is having trouble getting a feature working, so he should sell his iPhone and iPad and buy an Android.
     
  24. Arelunde macrumors 6502a

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    This makes a difference...

    I discovered that you need to go into Settings and make sure ALL references to your Apple ID email address are identical. I had some with my original ID (a gmail address) and others with my @me.com, which I prefer to use. Once I made them ALL my @me.com Handoff kicked in no problem.

    Just to be sure, I also limited aternate email addresses to that same @me.com plus my cell number on my iPhone 6+.
     

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