How to enable or disable Handoff on Apple Watch

Enable Handoff Apple Watch

Handoff is the feature that lets you use your iPhone to pick up where you left off with apps on the Apple Watch. It’s a feature that first debuted with iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, but has since made its way to the small screen.

If you aren’t a big fan of Handoff, or if you just don’t see yourself ever using it, you can easily disable it by means of the Apple Watch companion app on your paired iPhone.

Or, if you find that Handoff isn’t working, it may be because you have it disabled. In this post, we’ll show you how to enable or disable Handoff in just a few steps.

How to toggle Handoff on or off

Step 1: Open the Apple Watch companion app on your paired iPhone
Step 2: Tap My Watch
Step 3: Tap General
Step 4: Flip the Handoff switch

Keep in mind that Handoff must also be enabled in your iPhone’s Settings app to use Handoff between it and Apple Watch. To enable Handoff on iPhone go to Settings → General → Handoff & Suggested Apps and enabled the Handoff switch.

Handoff iPhone

To learn more about how to use Handoff, check out our Apple Watch Handoff guide. For more general Apple Watch guides, check out our full Apple Watch walkthrough.

Do you use Handoff between your Apple Watch and iPhone? Sound off down below in the comments.