When iO8 was first released, it was quickly updated with iOS 8.0.1, and then iOS 8.0.2. Soon thereafter, iOS 8.1 was released. When using some of these earlier editions of iOS 8, the Handoff feature sometimes did not establish the necessary wireless connection needed, even if all of the devices were set up correctly. In this situation, shutting each computer and/or mobile device down and restarting them often fixed the issue and allowed for the required wireless connections to be established.
One of the common mistakes people make when trying to use the Handoff feature is forgetting to turn on Bluetooth on each computer and mobile device. Your iPhone, iPad, and Mac must initially be paired via Bluetooth from within Settings (iPhone/iPad) or System Preferences (Mac). To later turn on the Bluetooth function, this can be done from either within Settings, from the Control Center on your mobile device, or from System Preferences on the Mac.
Once you have the Handoff function set up, you’ll discover it’s extremely convenient to be able to make and receive calls from your iPad or Mac when your iPhone isn’t within arm’s reach. Plus, the ability to pick up where you’ve left off when switching between computers or mobile devices is also a handy feature.
You’ll discover this Handoff feature works nicely between two or more Macs (such as an iMac and MacBook), between your Mac(s) and iOS mobile device(s), and/or between your iPhone and iPad.