How To Set Up And Use Handoff On Your IPhone And IPad

Handoff should be enabled by default. If it isn’t or if you need to toggle it:

Handoff, which is part of Apple’s Continuity features, lets you transfer your activities between iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, iPod touch, and Mac.

For example, you can start writing an email on your iPad, then switch immediately to your nearby iPhone or Mac. Best of all, it’s easy to do!

Handoff requirement

Handoff broadcasts activities using Bluetooth Low Energy (BT LE) and transfers them using Wi-Fi, either directly or through iCloud. Handoff requirements include:

How to access Handoff from the App Switcher

When you’re using an app on one device and it’s available for Handoff, you’ll see a message on the bottom of the App Switcher on your iPhone or iPad.

For example, if you’re surfing the web with Safari on your Mac, you will see a link to Safari on your mobile device.