How to Use Handoff on Mac System?

If user is running Mac OS X Yosemite operating system in their PC then, they can perform different useful thing. Like, user can send and receive an iMessage on their iPhone, iPod touch and iPad operating system to the Mac Yosemite system. It lets user to share free message with their friends who is having iPhone device, but user need to have 3G or Wi-Fi internet connection.

how to use handoff on MacApart from this, user can utilize another feature known as Handoff. This feature enable user to move all their activities or task which they are performing between the one Mac devices to another without any further interruption in the workflow and it can do more efficiently and user can get to know more about Mac Handoff feature and it’s working process from here. Handoff is the part of Continuity feature that was establish at the Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in 2014.

Suppose, if you want to use this Handoff feature in your iPhone, iPod touch, iPad or Mac devices. First, you should know whether your device is compatible with this feature or not. Because, some of the Apple products do not support Handoff feature in the Mac system, if you are sure that your Mac device support Handoff feature then you can proceed further with this article to know how to use Handoff on Mac and enable it on Mac Yosemite operating system.

Following are the few Mac devices that are compatible with the Handoff:

  • iMac
  • MacBook Air
  • Mac Mini
  • MacBook Pro
  • Mac Pro

What are the requirements for Handoff?

It requires Mac device that is having Bluetooth 4.0 to use with a newer version of iPhone’s. The Handoff feature will work smoothly only if your Mac device is within 33 feet area. You can transfer them by using Wi-Fi, either directly or iCloud account with Bluetooth 4.0. So, if you meet the entire requirement then you can go further procedure for how to enable Handoff on Mac Yosemite, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Steps for enabling Handoff on Mac OS X Yosemite system:

  • First, you need to connect devices to the same network.
  • Then, log-in to iCloud account from your Mac PC, iPhone, iPod touch and iPad by using same Apple ID.
  • Now click on the System Preference.
  • Then, choose General preference.
  • Here, you have to enable Allow Handoff between this and your iCloud devices.

Finally, you have successfully enabled Handoff feature on your Mac OS X Yosemite system and then you can use this feature in your devices.