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How to activate and use Handoff on iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite



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How to activate and use Handoff on iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite


One of the most interesting innovations introduced by Apple on its new firmware, iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, it is definitely Handoff, which substantially integrates the Mac and iOS device, and allows you to start an activity without interruption on one and then continue it on another device, resuming it from the same point. Today let’s see how activate and use Handoff on your devices.

In order to use Handoff you will need to have your devices connected to the same Apple ID, once you have verified this, follow our instructions:

How To Activate Handoff In OS X Yosemite

First of all, it is necessary to establish if the Mac with Yosemite installed, supports the handoff function, to check this click on the Apple logo in the menu bar, and go to the item About this Mac> Overview> System report> Bluetooth. The version LMP here must be 0 × 6 to make hadoff work.

Once this is verified, go to System Preferences and activate Bluetooth, then go to Settings> general and allow handoff between the Mac and your iCloud devices.

How to activate Handoff on devices with iOS 8

First, go to the Settings application and activate the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections, then go to the General> Handoff section and activate the function.

The setup phase is completed, now let’s see how to use the feature on your devices, first make sure that your Mac and iOS devices are on the same Wi-Fi network to ensure that Handoff can work correctly, you will not have to pair the devices via Bluetooth.

Send and resume work from a Mac to an iOS device

To send something from your Mac to your iOS device, just start working in one of the handoff compatible applications like Safari, Mail, Calendar, iWork, Notes etc. on your Mac. On the lock screen of the iOS device, you will see the icon of the app that is working, just open the app and continue your work on the mobile device.

Send and resume work from an iOS device to a Mac device

While you are working on one of the handoff compatible applications on your iOS device, you will see the application icon with a pop-up in the dock, which specifies which device is working with it. To resume work from your Mac, simply click on that icon and continue where you left off.