Oct 28, 2014

How to use Apple's handoff feature with iOS 8?

What do you need to do to get the new handoff feature in OS X and iOS 8 to work? I would have thought it would automatically sync up all of my Apple devices, but that does not seem to be the case.
How to use Handoff with iOS 8 and Yosemite

"A key feature that makes the iOS 8/Yosemite combination so powerful is Handoff, a scheme that lets you transfer tasks from one device to another. This lets you start working on something in one device, and then smoothly and seamlessly take up the same task on another—start on an iPhone and then move to your Mac, for example. iOS 8 already let you use Handoff between an iPhone and an iPad, but now with the launch of Yosemite, your Mac can get in on the fun too."
You have to make sure that your devices all support Bluetooth 4.0. If you have an older Mac, this could be the problem. It actually doesn’t even have to be that much older, the iMac and MacBook Pro only got Bluetooth 4.0 support in 2012, and the Mac Pro got it in late 2013.

Assuming your devices are compatible, it’s a simple process, but it seems a lot of people are having problem with it:
1. Cycle Bluetooth off and on with all of your devices.
2. Log out of iCloud on all your devices and log back in.

Apparently, there are some issues with Handoff and iCloud. You might have to perform step 2 a few times to get everything all synced up, so if it doesn’t work at first try the iCloud log out/log on again.
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