Which ports does Continuity/Handoff use?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by MoodyM, Nov 19, 2014.

  1. MoodyM macrumors 6502a


    Aug 14, 2008
    I was tearing my hair out trying to get this to work (reset PRAM, signed out of iCloud on all devices, etc, etc) and eventually discovered that if I disable the firewall totally on my BT Home Hub 5 router, it works fine.

    Now obviously I don't want to leave the firewall off all the time, so are there any ports I can open/forward to allow it to work?

    For what it's worth, I've always had UPnP enabled, and that didn't work - Continuity/Handoff worked sometimes and not others.
  2. asriznet macrumors regular

    Dec 21, 2013
    With the firewall enabled, can you try enabling DMZ to your mac and see if it works.

    If it does not work, it's not a blocked port issue - most likely a different firewall setting.
  3. MoodyM thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Aug 14, 2008
    I thought about trying that, however when I turned the Firewall back on, before I even put anything in the DMZ, Continuity and Handoff were still working!

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