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

Move seamlessly between your devices with Handoff, Universal Clipboard, iPhone Cellular Calls, SMS/MMS messaging, Instant Hotspot, Continuity Camera, AirDrop, Apple Pay, and Auto Unlock.

Click a Continuity feature below to learn how to set up and use it.


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

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

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

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

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.

Auto Unlock: Get instant access to your Mac when wearing your Apple Watch. Just wake up your Mac and you’re ready to go—without typing a password.

Continuity Camera: Use your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to scan documents or take a picture and it appears instantly on your Mac. 

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

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

Information about products not manufactured by Apple, or independent websites not controlled or tested by Apple, is provided without recommendation or endorsement. Apple assumes no responsibility with regard to the selection, performance, or use of third-party websites or products. Apple makes no representations regarding third-party website accuracy or reliability. Risks are inherent in the use of the Internet. Contact the vendor for additional information. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Published Date: