SMS handoff doesn't require wifi/BT?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by devsfan1830, Oct 9, 2014.

  1. devsfan1830 macrumors regular


    Aug 26, 2011
    I think they've made a change to where SMS handoff is handled. With my phone (ios 8.1b2) having both Wifi and Bluetooth off, SMS messages are arriving on my mac running the latest public yosemite beta. Seems like they've set it up so that SMS are mirrored on iCloud rather than being relayed via the iPhone. That, or the phones wifi/BT is on without me knowing it or all my 2 factor auth sources have picked up the ability to send over iMessage. Anyone else seeing this happen?
  2. hazkid macrumors newbie

    Oct 18, 2007
    iOS 8 relays SMS over the iMessage channel (ie, every SMS received on the phone is encrypted and sent via iMessage to all your signed-in devices). Same is true for SMS messages sent from an iPad or Mac -- it's sent via iMessage to your phone, decrypted, and sent non-securely over SMS to the intended recipient.
  3. airlied macrumors 6502


    Jul 8, 2011
    Finally someone got something

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