Will iPhone 4S get handoff?

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  1. JerTheGeek macrumors 68000

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    Hello everyone.
    I am using an iPhone 4 but am considering buying a used 4S before iOS 8 comes out so that I can get the upgrade. But I am a bit worried that Handoff wont be available on it, from what I've seen on YouTube it has been removed with beta 4; do you think it will be available in the final release, or is the 4S not going to get this feature?
     
  2. JoEw macrumors 65816

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    You should consider waiting until the 6 comes out, the price of 4s and the 5 will drop and you might be able to score a 5 for a good price of someone who upgrading to the 6.
     
  3. JerTheGeek thread starter macrumors 68000

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    That does sound like a good plan; do you think I could score one for as low as $150? That is what i was planning to spend on the 4S.
     
  4. VSMacOne macrumors 601

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    It depends on the market where you are, but usually prices go down some after a new iPhone is released because there are more people trying to sell their old phones and upgrade.
     
  5. eastamherstbias macrumors 6502

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    Yeah don't waste your money on obsolete tech. Hold out for the 5 or 5s.
     
  6. JoEw macrumors 65816

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    Likely you will can bargain someone to 150 for 5, the 5 shares same specs as the 5c so expect at least 2 more IOS releases to be supported. 4s won't likely get IOS9.
     
  7. Paddle1 macrumors 68030

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    Continuity still partially functions, handoff could potentially return to Settings.

    I'm not sure getting a 4s would be a good idea though.
     
  8. JerTheGeek thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Is it re-enabled in beta 5?

    The big question is, with beta 5 has Handoff returned to the 4S? Anyone tested this out yet?
     
  9. mitchsaunders macrumors 6502

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    Just replied to you on YouTube - read online that it's not and stuck on install right now
     
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  11. dumastudetto macrumors 68020

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    You never get all the amazing new features with the older iPhones. If you want to take advantage of incredible new technologies like handoff, then you should definitely upgrade. Unfortunately I don't think there's any chance handoff will be in the final iOS 8 release for iPhone 4S users.
     
  12. Shuri macrumors 6502

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    Handoff needs Bluetooth 4.0. So no; it won't work on the 4S. Neither did Airdrop for the same reason.
     
  13. fheusel macrumors newbie

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    The iPhone 4S has Bluetooth 4.0 support:
    https://www.apple.com/iphone-4s/specs/
     
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  15. Shuri macrumors 6502

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    You're right, my fault! :eek:

    What it lacks (to use AirDrop) was the newer Wifi chip, the iPhone 5 got..

    Sorry! :(
     
  16. JerTheGeek thread starter macrumors 68000

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    What's weird is that it was enabled for a the first few betas; so it seems like the 4S was capable of using Handoff, or else Apple wouldn't have put it on there in the first place.:confused::confused:
     
  17. Shuri macrumors 6502

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    Well, the iPad 3 has built in both; the necessary wifi and bluetooth chips, but it hasn't got AirDrop.
    But there was a Jailbreak tweak enabling it, so that might be the way to go for the 4S.
     
  18. Paddle1 macrumors 68030

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    Handoff never worked, it was probably just code they didn't remove yet. Continuity works but not handoff.
     
  19. JerTheGeek thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Work yet?

    Now that beta 5 has been out for a while, does anyone know if Handoff works on the 4S???
     
  20. snow755 macrumors 6502a

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    Since. There all ready a fourm that has iPhone 4s with IOS 8 and it all so talk about same stuff this fourm. Is doing. Such. Has. Handoff I have asked a mod two have your fourm moved in two that one
     
  21. Paddle1 macrumors 68030

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    No Handoff, but texts and phone calls work.
     
  22. Buddygor macrumors regular

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    I believe Handoff requires Bluetooth LE. The 4S has BT 4.0, but (only from a software restriction :eek: ), Apple hasn't allowed it LE.
     
  23. stevemiller macrumors 68000

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    If true, this is awesome. All I want is the text and phone stuff synched across devices, the rest of it I never really expected to use anyway. New lease in life for my 4s!
     
  24. JerTheGeek thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yeah Handoff is cool; but text and phone calls is a much more handy feature that I see myself using a LOT!
     
  25. Homme macrumors member

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    but isn't that what handoff does....

    or im the one confused lol.
     

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