Is Yosemite/iOS8 Handoff working for people?

over 8 years ago from , Product Designer at SinglePlatform

I don't get it.

I have a: - late 2013 rMBP, I checked the LMP version on Bluetooth is 0x6 which what you need - An iPhone 5S.

I turned bluetooth on both devices, they are both connected to the same wifi network, and the Handoff setting is on for both devices.

Yeah no matter what app (Safari, calendar, mail, Things) none of them will appear in the lock screen or next to the dock.

Anyone else having trouble getting Handoff to work?


  • Nick Batson, over 8 years ago (edited over 8 years ago )

    I've been having the same problem, I've got a late 2013 rMBP as well, and iOS 8.1 running on my iPhone 5, everything I've read says it should work, but no luck.

    I'll update if I get it working with how I did it.

    UPDATE: I actually got it sort of working for some apps (Notes, Calendar, etc) can't get pages to work yet. I just turned Handoff on and off again on both my phone and computer, seemed to work. But it looks like this is a pretty large issue, Gizmodo ran a piece earlier today about how they're having problems getting it work.

    Article: http://gizmodo.com/can-you-get-handoff-to-work-in-os-x-yosemite-1648603382

    Hopefully it'll get less buggy with the next update.

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  • Yigit PinarbasiYigit Pinarbasi, over 8 years ago

    I have 2009 model Macbook Pro, so... Does not work for me at all. :)

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  • Charlie McCullochCharlie McCulloch, over 8 years ago

    Yeah. Could not get it to work. Apple's website provides no guidance on it at all.

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  • c kizerc kizer, over 8 years ago

    Been using yosemite for a long time. It got better when the 8.1 beta built came out. Something I noticed that drove me nuts with airdrop. If you enable "Do not Disturb" on iOS or Mac device you can only airdrop stuff by going opening the actual airdrop finder window. You can't even see yourself on airdrop on iOS anymore.

    You should at least be able to see and airdrop files to yourself. Super frustrating!

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  • Ben S, over 8 years ago (edited over 8 years ago )

    I'd never realised you need to enable 'iPhone Cellular Calls' in FaceTime on OS X to receive phone calls to OS X. Once I'd done that I can see incoming calls via the desktop notification - both my MBP and my iPhone have Bluetooth enabled, but aren't on the same network.

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  • Achal AggarwalAchal Aggarwal, over 8 years ago

    A friend of mine was having a lot of problems with Handoff. We tried creating a new user account on the mac to check if it works, and it did work without any problems.

    Turns out, his rMBP had been setup using the migration assistant which probably had messed things up for him.

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  • Thibault MaekelberghThibault Maekelbergh, over 8 years ago

    Actually works for Safari and Pocket here.

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  • Darth BaneDarth Bane, over 8 years ago

    Working for me.

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  • Bruno BarrosBruno Barros, over 8 years ago

    Quite buggy here too. Sometimes it does work, sometimes it doesn't. Don't know why.

    I also can't make phone calls using the Mac (all calls fail).

    Air Drop between Mac and iOS is working flawlessly, thought.

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