How To Use Continuity On iPhone 6
Learn how to use continuity on your iPhone 6. Continuity features connect iPhone with your iPad, iPod touch, and Mac so they can work together as one.
- Continuity features connect iPhone with your iPad, iPod touch, and Mac so they can work together as one. You can start an email or document on iPhone, for example, then pick up where you left off on your iPad. Or let your iPad or Mac use iPhone to make phone calls or send SMS or MMS text messages.
- Continuity features require iOS 8 or OS X Yosemite, and work with iPhone 5 or later, iPod touch (5th generation) or later, iPad (4th generation) or later, and supported Mac computers. For more information, see support.apple.com
- Pick up on one device where you left off on another. You can use Handoff with Mail, Safari, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, Maps, Messages, Reminders, Calendar, Contacts, and even some third-party apps. For Handoff to work, your devices must be signed into iCloud using the same Apple ID, and they must be within Bluetooth range of one another (about 33 feet or 10 meters).
- Switch devices. Swipe up from the bottom-left edge of the Lock screen (where you see the apps activity icon), or go to the multitasking screen, then tap the app. On your Mac, open the app you were using on your iOS device.
- Disable Handoff on your devices. Go to Settings > General > Handoff & Suggested Apps.
- Disable Handoff on your Mac. Go to System Preferences > General, then turn off Allow Handoff between this Mac and your devices set up with iCloud.
- Make and receive phone calls on your iPad, iPod touch, or Mac (with iOS 8 or OS X Yosemite) as long as your iPhone is nearby, on the same Wi-Fi network, and signed into iCloud and FaceTime with the same Apple ID.
- Make a phone call on your iPad, iPod touch, or Mac. Tap or click a phone number in Contacts, Calendar, or Safari. On iPad or iPod touch, you can also tap a recent contact in the multitasking screen.
- Disable iPhone Cellular Calls. Go to Settings > FaceTime, then turn off iPhone Cellular Calls.
- Switch between your iOS devices and Mac computers (with iOS 8 or OS X Yosemite) as you send and receive SMS and MMS text messages. Just sign in to iMessage with the same Apple ID as your iPhone. For more information, Refer How To Use Messages.
- You can use Instant Hotspot on iPhone to provide Internet access to your other iOS devices and Mac computers (with iOS 8 or OS X Yosemite) that are signed into iCloud using the same Apple ID. Instant Hotspot uses your iPhone Personal Hotspot, without you having to enter a password or even turn on Personal Hotspot.
- Use Instant Hotspot. Go to Settings > Wi-Fi on your other iOS device, then simply choose your iPhone network under Personal Hotspots. On your Mac, choose your iPhone network from your Wi-Fi settings.
- When youre not using using the hotspot, your devices disconnect to save battery life. For more information see How To Use Personal Hotspot
Note: This feature may not be available with all carriers. Additional fees may apply. Contact your carrier for more information.