Ultimate Functionality and Compatibility thread for iOS8 - Yosemite

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by zampe, Jun 10, 2014.

  1. zampe macrumors newbie

    May 7, 2011
    Interested in collecting everyones experiences with the functionality of new features in one place that includes all of the important details of their setup so we can figure out what is working on which machines. Maybe there is a pattern. I will post my details and everyone else can follow with theirs in the same way:

    iPhone 5 (Verizon) - Clean Install of iOS8
    iPad 3 (WIFI) - updated install (not clean install)
    Macbook Pro Early 2011 - updated install of Yosemite

    SMS across devices: YES no issues (only since clean install on iPhone)
    phone calls across devices: NO
    airdrop: NO
    handoff: NO
    iCloud Drive: n/a (havent explored this yet)
    Instant Hotspot: NO

    To be clear this thread is only for the features that involve interoperability between iOS8 and Yosemite, this is not a thread to post which apps are crashing on your iPhone or how you like or dislike the new OS aesthetics etc. Keep it focused.
  2. MinEderPlayz macrumors 6502a


    Aug 3, 2013
    Hamburg, Germany
    iPhone 5s: backup restore
    iPad Air: updated
    iMac (2008): clean install

    SMS across devices: YES
    phone calls across devices: NO
    airdrop: NO
    handoff: NO
    iCloud Drive: ??
    Instant Hotspot: YES
  3. nerdAFK macrumors 6502


    Apr 24, 2014

    Since Continuity, especially Handoff, heavily relies on Airdrop, which is currently not supported on iPad 3/iPhone 4s or below, I'm really curious whether those devices would be capable of Continuity?

    Not sure they don't support Airdrop because of hardware limit or Apple deliberately cut features to push people buy newer models (let's face it, Apple does that, pretty often).

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