Most of our readers will be familiar by now with Apple’s Continuity suite, a slew of features which were introduced with iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite. These features include Instant Hotspot, a new AirDrop, SMS/Phone calls from Mac, and Handoff. With macOS Sierra and iOS 10, they added Auto Unlock and Universal Clipboard to the group.
The catch is of course that making use of these features requires certain hardware. Therefore, Macs from before about 2010/11 appear not to support some or all of the new functionality. However, it turns out there is a way to enable Continuity on your older hardware. In this guide we’ll go through how to do it.
So you’ve tried over and over, and for whatever reason Handoff and Continuity just aren’t working between your iPhone and your Mac. What should you do? In this piece, we’ll go over several troubleshooting steps you can take if your Continuity and Handoff experience isn’t going as expected.
Readdle, the Ukrainian developer of fine productivity software, has refreshed its PDF management and annotation app, PDF Expert for OS X and PDF Expert for iOS, with support for Apple’s Handoff technology.
With Handoff, PDF Expert users can start editing a PDF document on their iPhone or iPad and then continue right where they left off on their Mac, and vice versa.
In addition, today’s update includes half a dozen enhancements like the ability to select part of a document and crop or copy it.
Following an extensive testing, Apple on Tuesday released OS X 10.11.2 (build number 15C50), the second major update to El Capitan, for public consumption. In addition to improving the stability, compatibility and security of your Mac, OS X 10.11.2 improves iCloud Photo Sharing for Live Photos, as well as the reliability of Wi-Fi networking, Handoff and AirDrop.
Moreover, the software update includes fixes for Bluetooth devices disconnecting on a whim, the Mail app deleting messages in an offline Exchange account and problems with importing photos from an iPhone to a Mac using a USB cable.
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.
Handoff—a feature that allows you to quickly move between devices and pickup right where you left off—first appeared with iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite. It allowed you to seamlessly move between an iPhone and an iPad, and iPhone and a Mac, Mac and an iPad, etc.
Unsurprisingly, Handoff is now available on the small screen with Apple Watch. It will allow you to do things like check email on Apple Watch, and seamlessly switch to your iPhone to has out a reply. Have a look at our tutorial inside for a walkthrough on how it works.