Pick up where you left off with Handoff on Mac
With Handoff, you can start something on one device (Mac, iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch) and then pick it up on another without losing focus on what you’re doing. For example, start answering an email on your iPhone, then finish it in Mail on your Mac. You can use Handoff with many Apple apps — for example, Calendar, Contacts, Pages or Safari. Some third-party apps may also work with Handoff.
To use Handoff, your devices must meet Continuity system requirements. They must also have Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Handoff turned on in System Preferences (on your Mac) and in Settings (on your iOS and iPadOS devices). You must be signed in with the same Apple ID on all your devices.
Tip: When Handoff is on, you can use Universal Clipboard to copy and paste text, images, photos and videos across devices. You can also copy files between Mac computers.
Turn Handoff on or off
Note: If you don’t see a Handoff option on your device, it doesn’t work with Handoff.
On your Mac: Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, click General, then select “Allow Handoff between this Mac and your iCloud devices” (at the bottom of the pane). To turn it off, deselect the option.
On iPad, iPhone or iPod touch: Go to Settings > General > AirPlay & Handoff, then turn Handoff on or off.
On Apple Watch: Open the Apple Watch app on iPhone, go to My Watch > General, then turn Enable Handoff on or off.
Hand off between devices
From your Mac to an iOS or iPadOS device: The Handoff icon of the app you’re using on your Mac appears on your iPhone (at the bottom of the app switcher) or your iPad or iPod touch (at the end of the Dock). Tap to continue working in the app.
From an iOS or iPadOS device or Apple Watch to your Mac: The Handoff icon of the app you’re using on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Apple Watch appears on your Mac near the right end of the Dock (or the bottom, depending on the Dock position). Click the icon to continue working in the app.
You can also press Command-Tab to quickly switch to the app that has the Handoff icon.