Handoff not available yet?

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  1. 128keaton macrumors 68020

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    Hello! I just installed 10.10 on my Late 2011 MacBook Pro and iOS 8 on my iPhone 5. I cannot figure out how to enable Handoff, is it not available yet?
     
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    I have the early 2011, and iOS 8 on my iPhone 5, I am trying to figure this and AirDrop out....?
     
  4. youslippin macrumors member

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    Handoff works for me from iphone 5S to 2012 macbook air and vice versa.
     
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  6. ajiuo macrumors 65816

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    Handoff is probably blocked unless your UDID is registered.. Apple has done the same thing with other features in the past.. Using a phone number as an iMessage ID is one example of this.
     
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    I have enabled it on my MBP 2011, but for some reason...nothing?
     
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    Turn it on on your Mac then reboot works fine for me Have to have iOS 8 and Yosemite
     
  11. uPhone macrumors regular

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    actually I can SMS people from my macbook now, but when my friend called i didnt get any notification of call on my macbook.
     
  12. Fimeg macrumors regular

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    Yeah, the telephone service is reporting errors in console. SMS works fine though.
     
  13. bevallejr macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone know if this works with iPhone 5s and an iMac mid-2010?

    My Bluetooth won't connect with iPhone & Mac
     
  14. noodle654 macrumors 68020

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    Yeah cannot get anything to work. Have it enabled but cannot receive/send SMS or phone calls.
     
  15. April Knight Suspended

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    SMS is working fine for me on all of my devices. Everything else is very on and off.

    Using:

    Late 2013 27" iMac
    iPad Air
    iPhone 5s
    iPod touch (5th gen)

    All iOS devices were restored as new using iOS 8 beta 1 ipsw. iMac had 10.10 upgraded (not clean installed) from 10.9.3.

    Sometimes it works just fine, other times it's like the feature doesn't exist. It works better Mac to iOS, for me. Opening Safari, Mail, etc. on an iOS device, my iMac will only sometimes bring up the Handoff option. Conversely, using a Handoff-enabled app on my iMac almost always brings up the little dimmed icon on the lock screen of my iPad and iPhone (for example, browsing the Maps app on my iMac, I can use it to bring up the same location on my iOS device).

    I am willing to bet it has something to do with the interaction of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. When it works on my iOS device, the Bluetooth icon in the top-right of the device shows it is connected. Occasionally it will look like it's connecting and disconnecting.
     
  16. noodle654 macrumors 68020

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    Finally got it to work...somewhat. Definitely easier going from iPhone to Mac. I get the little box to show next to the dock, but Mail is really finicky and nothing happens besides the app opening. Safari seems to function properly. Looks like it relies on Bluetooth only? This is going to be an awesome feature once it is fully functional...can't wait.
     
  17. April Knight Suspended

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    Without breaking any sort of NDA rules, I can say that I believe it's expected in this particular build that Handoff won't be working correctly. I'm with you, though-- the Handoff and Continuity features are my favorite bit about both updates, so I'm stoked for when they start working correctly!
     

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