Synchronization and handoff

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Porkchop Sandwich, Jun 29, 2017.

  1. Porkchop Sandwich macrumors regular

    Feb 3, 2017
    I have, and use four mac computers. I also use an iPhone 6 that was recently broken and will be replaced by a 7 tomorrow.

    I have a pretty good back-up regimen for my working files and I do my best to keep all files synced between all computers, but I do it manually. Believe it or not I’m fairly efficient at this sync/back-up regimen but that’s only because I have the workflow down pat, and I’m familiar with it.

    It’s a pain in the ass and I'm missing out on some pretty powerful features!! That pisses me off!

    I am wholly aware that all devices can be synchronized through the cloud. I’m also aware that, conceptually, handoff would be fabulous for me.

    Problem? My work precludes me from using the in, no way-no how says me, the owner.

    Can I set my devices up to take advantage of the aforementioned features through a local network that I can button up tight such as an AP Extreme or something similar?
  2. Brookzy macrumors 601


    May 30, 2010
    Handoff works through local Wi-Fi and Bluetooth so there's no security concern there.

    But no, you can't use iCloud without the cloud... :p
  3. Porkchop Sandwich thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 3, 2017

    I had absolutely no idea that handoff was not cloud based. I ass-umed.

    Thank you Brookzy

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