iOS devices handoff not working 100 %

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by rigormortis, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. rigormortis macrumors 68000


    Jun 11, 2009
    It doesn't look like safari, email, etc handoff is working at all between iOS devices. This works for ios to OS X Yosemite.
    Phone calls from and too ipad work
    Web pages and other stuff from ios to yosemite works
    Sms / mms does not work, this is stated in release notes

    No matter how I try if I browse or send an email on my iPhone 5 no handoff icon shows up on iPad Air. Or visa versa. Both are on the same wifi network with bluetooth on. I never see an icon on the lock screen. I can't see any handoff icons on any of my iOS devices. Only seems to work one way from iOS to yosemite.

    Except phone calls
  2. serenityNOW macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2013
    I got Safari to work once. Using an iPhone 5S and Retina Mini. I had my Air by me, too and while the Safari page showed on my Mini, it didn't show on the Air. I did toggle Handoff to "off" then "on" again, and that seemed to help once.
  3. AllergyDoc macrumors 65816


    Mar 17, 2013
    Utah, USA
    I haven't got it to work yet, either. At all. iPhone 5 and Air.
  4. tkermit macrumors 68040


    Feb 20, 2004
    5s/Air here

    ...seems to work very reliably, once I realised Bluetooth needed to be turned on.
  5. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    What is the trick to handoff email from the iPhone 5 to the iPad Air? I am in an email on the phone, and I don't see an option to handoff to the iPad Air.
  6. childoftheko4n macrumors regular

    Oct 18, 2011
    So, before even getting handoff to work, is anyone have issues bluetooth in general?

    iPad Air - rMBP = connection fine
    iPhone 5 - rMBP = mac is unsupported device

    confused? =(
  7. RyanG macrumors 6502

    Sep 18, 2007
    iPhone 5S / rMBP / iPad Air

    All devices working, from any to any.
  8. marf1million macrumors regular

    Jul 23, 2013
    An Mhí
    I haven't gotten it to work yet, mostly because i don't know how!

    What is the process involved in using it?

    I have an iPad air and 5S
  9. RyanG macrumors 6502

    Sep 18, 2007
    Bluetooth on both devices. Wifi on. Signed in with same icloud account.

    Settings -> General -> Handoff : enable

    Settings -> FaceTime -> iPhone Cellular Calls : enable

    might need to restart both devices before it starts working.
  10. childoftheko4n macrumors regular

    Oct 18, 2011
    just wanted to post my 2 cents.

    Got iPad, iPhone and MBP all setup 100% working with no bluetooth on.
  11. gstevie macrumors 6502


    Jul 12, 2009
    Does handoff need the devices connected to the same wifi network and have Bluetooth on?

    My iPhone 5s and iPad Air don't seem to be seeing each other - both signed in same iCloud but not on wifi. Was sure on one of the betas I used it without wifi.
  12. Geomar7 macrumors newbie


    Oct 28, 2009
    For me everything is working except sms (not iMessage) and calls to my phone (5s) when answer from iPad (4th gen retina) they are dropped, also cannot call from iPad. I'm getting msg call using iPhone failed...

    Anyone face the same?
  13. childoftheko4n macrumors regular

    Oct 18, 2011
    no bluetooth needed. just on same wifi. I just had to power off/on both iPad and iPhone to get it all up and going.
  14. threelions, Sep 17, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2014

    threelions macrumors regular

    Nov 7, 2013
    5C & Ipad 4 not working at all.

    EDIT - Could be my router, I have terrible issues with Homesharing, my Apple TV is fine but my Ipad and Iphone just don't work.
  15. Apple Fan 21 macrumors regular

    Oct 29, 2012
    Not working for me either. iPad Air and iPhone 5S on same wifi, same icloud account and handoff turned on.
  16. gstevie macrumors 6502


    Jul 12, 2009
    I thought the sole point of Handoff was that it used the new version Bluetooth LE, that was apparently the reason that older devices couldn't use it.

    So is it the fact that we need Bluetooth on and connected to the same WiFi network or just have WiFi turned on?
  17. gstevie macrumors 6502


    Jul 12, 2009
    It just started working by its self.

    I have Bluetooth on both (5s and iPad Air) wifi is on both of them but one is connected to the network the other not.
  18. Kronenberg macrumors newbie

    Sep 21, 2014
    For me it worked kind of fine with iOS 8 on my iPhone 5S (it couldn't hand off writing a mail though). With the iPhone 6 it works one way, iMac => phone, but not the other way around.
  19. Kronenberg macrumors newbie

    Sep 21, 2014
    And handoff works perfect between the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 6.
  20. parrot5 macrumors 6502

    Aug 10, 2010
    Not working here. Actually I got it to work ONCE, then turned off Bluetooth to try, then it never worked again despite re-enabling Bluetooth and toggling Handoff option.
  21. Buckeyestar macrumors 6502a


    Sep 17, 2011
    I can occasionally get handoff to work, but never phone calls. If I make a call, I get a failure notice. Never recieves them either. I've got all the right switches on, restarted both devices. Nothing.
  22. bizzy045 macrumors 6502


    Oct 5, 2011
    anyone get it to work with keynote, numbers, or pages? everything else seems to be working, but not these.
  23. thedeske macrumors 6502a

    Feb 17, 2013
  24. 3square macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2014
    safari handoff works, but it loads the page super slow.
    mail app tries to load, but pop up and error instead.:mad:
  25. goudok macrumors regular

    Aug 14, 2012
    I got MBA, iphone 5c, 6+ and iPad air 2.
    Everything works each way except for air 2. It only works iPad to Mac. It doesn't work the other way. Tried everything suggested and nothing seems to make it work.
    Its so annoying since everything works both ways. Makes me think something is wrong with the air.

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