- Answer Incoming Calls to Your iPhone from Your iPad or Mac
- Send/Receive Text Messages via a Cellular Network from your iPad or Mac
- How to Turn On and Activate the Handoff Feature
- Pick Up Where You Left Off as You Switch Between Computers and Mobile Devices
- Final Thoughts?
Pick Up Where You Left Off as You Switch Between Computers and Mobile Devices
Another function of iOS 8’s Handoff option is that you can begin using one compatible app on your iPhone, iPad or Mac, and then pick up exactly where you left off on another iPhone, iPad or Mac. The mobile devices and Macs needs to be set up and configured in the same way as they would to use the Handoff Calling and Messaging options. Initially, this aspect of the Handoff function is compatible with Mail, Safari, Contacts, Calendar, Reminders, Maps, Pages, Numbers, and Keynote.
If everything is set up correctly, you can begin using Safari of your Mac, for example. Then when you pick up your iPhone or iPad and wake it from Sleep mode, you will notice an extra app icon displayed in the lower-left corner of the Lock screen. This icon represents the app you were previously using on your Mac (or other mobile device).
Place your finger on this icon and swipe upwards to launch the app and automatically load the webpage(s) you were previously accessing from your Mac. If your iPhone or iPad is already active, access the multitasking screen (app switcher) by quickly pressing the Home button twice. In addition to seeing thumbnails and app icons that represent the apps currently running on the device you’re holding, swipe from left to right in order to view the app icon/thumbnail for the app you were previously using on your Mac (or other mobile device). Tap on it to launch that app on the device you’re holding and pick up where you left off.
When using a Mac, to pick up where you left off while using your iPhone or iPad, simply launch the app on your Mac and the appropriate data or content will be displayed, based on what was active on your mobile device.