iPad 3 iOS 8 GM Handoff?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by bluechair1984, Sep 10, 2014.

  1. bluechair1984 macrumors regular

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    Has anyone with an iPad 3 been able to get handoff working? The options in Settings->General don't show up, and it doesn't seem to show the icon on the lock screen when typing an email on my iPhone.


    Any tricks? I tried restoring, reset all settings, etc.
     
  2. rbart macrumors regular

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    On Apple website, they say continuity is available from iPad4 and iPad Mini.
    iPad 2 and 3 doesnt' support it :(
     
  3. bearda macrumors 6502

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    Not supported on the iPad 3, only the iPad 4 and up. No tips or tricks to be had other than replacing the iPad.
     
  4. bluechair1984 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Interesting, I know I saw some of that stuff working through part of the beta... That is pretty lame that it doesn't work...
     
  5. BigMovieGeek macrumors regular

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    I would have assumed this was down to the Bluetooth chip in the iPad 3 but it seems to be BT4.0 just like the others. Curious.
     
  6. Menel macrumors 603

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    Requires the fancy wifi chip as well, it didn't have Airdrop either.
     
  7. bluechair1984 thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's pretty disappointing actually. I should have never bought this iPad 3. Especially if I would have known the iPad 4 was coming out 6 months later...
     
  8. rbart macrumors regular

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    Same for me ...
    Except continuity, how does iOS8 work on iPad3 ?
    Is it fast and smooth compared to iOS 7.1 ?
     
  9. oldmacs macrumors 68040

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    Does SMS relay work? I'm really confused about the Phone and SMS relay on the 2 and 3. Some say it works, some don't.
     
  10. bluechair1984 thread starter macrumors regular

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    iOS 8 seems to work fairly well on it. I haven't had any issues. Seems just as fast as iOS 7 was. Other than this being the worst iPad in existence...

    SMS Relay and calling works well. I did both last night.
     
  11. lovewd macrumors 6502

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    This is a very disappointing tbh
     
  12. Merkie macrumors 68020

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    Handoff works for me with my iPad 3. I have an iPhone 5, and text messages and calls are forwarded to my iPad 3.
     
  13. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

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    That isn't handoff. That is continuity. Handoff is starting an email on your iPhone and finishing it on the iPad.
     
  14. silverfire1 macrumors newbie

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    Phone Calls work for me

    I have an iPad 3 wifi & it is relaying phone calls from iPhone 5C just fine.
    Handoff settings are not present though.
     

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