By Stephen Hackett
January 5, 2021 10:46 AM PT
On Continuity’s Complexity
For several years, Continuity has been a growing set of features that ties macOS to its more mobile cousins. Here’s how Apple describes these features:
When you sign in to your Apple ID on all of your devices, you can use Continuity features that make it seamless to move between your devices. Click a feature below to learn about it, such as how to automatically unlock your Mac when you’re wearing your Apple Watch or how to use your iPad to extend the workspace of your Mac.
Under the Continuity umbrella live several different features:
- Handoff — Switching to an application or document from one device to another.
- Universal Clipboard — Copying and pasting content from one device to another.
- iPhone Cellular Calls — Making and receiving calls on Macs, iPads and iPod touches on the same Wi-Fi as an iPhone.
- Text Message Forwarding — Sending and receiving SMS and MMS messages on non-iPhone devices.