How do you get the Continuity feature to work?

michael31986

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I read all the tutorials, but i cannot get the hands off continuity to work. I want to be able to make calls to numbers on my iPad and respond to SMS. Anyone know what the problem could be?
 

michael31986

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What about the sms and phone calls via the iPad and iPhone? thats what i meant. I know that its not going to work on the mac yet.
 

bmms8

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I'm on beta and can't figure out what's up, anyone got ideas?
Phone calls through my mac are working on my iPhone 6.

What about the sms and phone calls via the iPad and iPhone? thats what i meant. I know that its not going to work on the mac yet.
Again, SMS won't work with your mac, not sure with your iPad. I am able to receive calls to my mac via my iPhone. I don't know what you may or may not be missing, but you do have the latest Yosemite DP or beta right?
 

michael31986

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okay my friend is able to make phone calls from her iPad to numbers. what about that?
 

bmms8

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okay my friend is able to make phone calls from her iPad to numbers. what about that?
Im sorry but you're not being specific enough. Are both your phone and iPad on iOS 8 with iCloud set up on both? You should be able to receive calls on it to my understanding. I don't have an iPad so i don't know 100%
 

michael31986

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Im sorry but you're not being specific enough. Are both your phone and iPad on iOS 8 with iCloud set up on both? You should be able to receive calls on it to my understanding. I don't have an iPad so i don't know 100%
What iPad do you have?

I have the iPad air. Both have 8.0 and i am logged into the same iCloud account.
 

TruBleu

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Call relaying using continuity works perfectly for me on all my devices...I'm using iPad mini, Macbook Air with Yosemite Beta and iPhone 5S. On your iPad and iPhone, go to settings, go to FaceTime. Make sure 'FaceTime' is on and 'iPhone Mobile Calls' is also turned on). Bluetooth need not be on. This works if you are signed on to the same iCloud account on all your devices and all the devices are in the same wi-fi network.

As some of the users have pointed out earlier, SMS relaying using continuity is not yet available. Only call relaying works as of now.

PS: For making outgoing calls, you can open the contacts app on iPad/Mac and click on the phone receiver icon next to the phone number (not the phone receiver icon against 'facetime' listed in the contact card)...hope I'm clear :)
 
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Puonti

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You might want to check if 'handoff' is enabled on your iPad and iPhone (in settings, go to General->Handoff & Suggested Apps and make sure handoff is turned on).
To clarify, Handoff does not need to be enabled on either device for phone calls to work. My iPhone 4S doesn't even have that option (Handoff is not supported on the 4S), and turning Handoff off on my iPad mini has no effect. I can still make regular calls from the mini, using the iPhone's cellular.

Not sure what is preventing the OP from making phone calls, though.
 

starting

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Hi! First of all, this is my first post on the forums, although I've been reading it for a long time. I had the same problem as the OP with an Ipad 4 and iPhone 5s. Handoff turned on, iphone calls turned on on both devices, restarted them, nothing for all day yesterday. I also didn't migrate to icloud drive. Today, all of a sudden, calls from my ipad worked... so... strange...
 

TruBleu

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To clarify, Handoff does not need to be enabled on either device for phone calls to work. My iPhone 4S doesn't even have that option (Handoff is not supported on the 4S), and turning Handoff off on my iPad mini has no effect. I can still make regular calls from the mini, using the iPhone's cellular.

Not sure what is preventing the OP from making phone calls, though.
Yes, I realised that a moment after I submitted...have edited my post to remove any reference to handoff. The settings are under 'FaceTime'. Thanks for pointing out anyway
 

michael31986

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I turned it off and then on. Restarted the phone and still isn't working. Does anyone think I need to maybe reset the network settings?
 

clevins

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Make sure all devices have all of your numbers under Settings > FaceTime and, of course, that FaceTime is enabled on all of the devices.

Also, make sure you're really on the same wifi network. For example, my Airport Express has both a 2.4ghz and a 5ghz network.... even though it's the same Airport if one of my devices connects to the regular network and another to the 5Ghz they're not on the same network for things like this.
 

michael31986

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Both have my number and yahoo email check off. And both have start convo from my number. They are both on same wifi network name.
 
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