SMS relay support cutoff

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by PlatinuM195, Aug 21, 2014.

  1. PlatinuM195 macrumors regular

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    #1
    Originally based on this post, I thought my early 2011 wouldn't support any handoff features (including SMS relay) since it didn't have bluetooth LE.

    With the latest Yosemite beta and iOS 8 beta 5, SMS relay seems to be working fine even with bluetooth turned off on both my iPhone 5 and 13" MBP. Have to admit this feature is awesome, but wasn't expecting support at all.
     
  2. chekz0414 macrumors 6502a

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    FL
    #2
    The early 2011 MBP Supports "Continuity" by features of SMS Relay, and iPhone Cellular calls. However Handoff, AirDrop and Instant Hotspot require Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth LE. (There is a hack in the Yosemite forum about enabling all of the latter in OS X ^_^ thank the based gods for Hardware User Upgrades!!)
     
  3. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

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    SMS Relay doesn't need bluetooth. Texts I get while at work appear on my Mac at home while I am still at work.
     

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