Use Continuity to connect your Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Apple Watch

When you sign in to your Apple ID on all of your devices, you can use Continuity features that allow you to move between your devices seamlessly. Click a feature below to find out more about it, such as how to unlock your Mac automatically when you're wearing your Apple Watch or how to use your iPad to extend the workspace of your Mac.

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AirDrop: wirelessly send documents, photos, videos, websites, map locations and more to a nearby iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Mac.

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AirPlay to Mac: share, play or present content from another Apple device on the screen of your Mac.

Apple Pay: shop online on your Mac and complete your purchase using Apple Pay on your iPhone or Apple Watch.
 

Auto Unlock: get instant access to your Mac when wearing your Apple Watch, and quickly approve other requests to enter your Mac administrator password.

Continuity Camera: use your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to scan documents or take pictures, and see them appear instantly on your Mac.

Continuity Markup: use your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch to add sketches, shapes and other markup to a Mac document, and see the changes in real time on your Mac.

Continuity Sketch: create a sketch on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, and insert it into a document on your Mac easily.

Handoff: start working on one device, then switch to another nearby device and pick up where you left off.

Instant Hotspot: connect to the Personal Hotspot on your iPhone or iPad (Wi-Fi + Cellular) from your Mac, iPad, iPod touch or another iPhone, without entering a password.

iPhone Mobile Calls: make and receive calls from your Mac, iPad or iPod touch when those devices are on the same network as your iPhone.

Sidecar: use your iPad as a second display that extends or mirrors your Mac's desktop. Or use it as a tablet input device to draw with Apple Pencil in Mac apps.

Text Message Forwarding: send and receive SMS and MMS messages from your iPhone on your Mac, iPad and iPod touch.
 

Universal Clipboard: copy content, such as text, images, photos and videos, on one Apple device and then paste the content on another Apple device.

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Universal Control: use the keyboard, mouse or trackpad of your Mac to control up to two other nearby Mac or iPad devices, and work seamlessly between them.


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