Handoff: The ability to pick up where you left off with apps.
Instant Hotspot: Lets your Apple devices share a mobile Internet connection easily.
Phone calls: It allows you to make and receive phone calls using any supported Apple device.
Text messages: In addition to sending Messages like you always have, you can now also send and receive text messages using any supported Apple device.
How to enable Continuity feature? Before you proceed further you need to make sure that four things are placed well so that you can use all Continuity features.
- Make sure that all of your devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi.
- You should be logged in into the same iCloud account on all of the devices.
- You need to sign in into FaceTime using the same iCloud account on all the devices.
- Please make sure that your devices are in range with Bluetooth on.
- On your iOS device go to Settings then go to General next to Handoff and Suggested Apps then click On.
- Through your Mac go to System Preferences then go to General and check Allow Handoff.
- First go to Settings then go to Personal Hotspot and click On. You can do this on your iPhone or an iPad.
- If the mobile Internet connection will show up as a hotspot on your Apple devices. Now you can connect to it without entering the password.
- On your iPhone and iOS, go to Settings then go to FaceTime then tap on iPhone Mobile Calls and click On.
- On your Mac, Open FaceTime go to Preferences then check iPhone Cellular Calls.
- If you want to enable text message forwarding to your iPad or Mac, On your iPhone, go to Settings then go to Messages tap on Text Message Forwarding and click On.
Which devices supports Continuity?
1. iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, 6 and 6 Plus
2. iPhone 4s (only for sharing iPhone calls)
3. iPad (4th gen), iPad Air, iPad Air 2
4. iPad mini, iPad mini with Retina display, iPad mini 3
5. iPod touch (5th generation)
And the following Macs running OS X Yosemite:
1. MacBook Air (Mid 2012 and later)
2. MacBook Pro (Mid 2012 and later)
3. iMac (Late 2012 and later)
4. Mac mini (Late 2012 and later)
5. Mac Pro (Late 2013)