Does Handoff work with Voiceover?

iOS and iPadOS

Has anybody tried using handoff with Apple Mail, Safari etc?

I am able to use my Macbook Pro for making and receiving text messages when my iPhone is nearby. However i am not able to get the handoff feature to work with Safari, apple Mail and other such applications.

I am using a 2013 Macbook Pro, and an iPhone 6 with Voiceover enabled.



Submitted by Daniel on Monday, August 3, 2015

The handoff icon will be located either in the dock when it appears, or you can command+tab through open apps like normal, and VoiceOver will say "from iPhone, handoff badge iPhone" to indicate you're on the correct app.

Submitted by Gaurav J on Monday, August 3, 2015

In reply to by Daniel

I have watched a number of videos and read a few tutorials on how to setup handoff, and yet i somehow am not able to get it to work on my devices.

As mentioned, i have been able to setup phone calls and text messages on my Macbook Pro - but the handoff feature where icons appear on the dock, just doesn't seem to work for me.

I am using the latest OS on my Mac and iPhone, and i have also verified that my hardware supports Handoff.

Submitted by Anrevival on Monday, August 3, 2015

I also am able to get it to work. It's not really that hard, you just check the box that says allow hand off in the settings.

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Monday, August 3, 2015

I also cannot get it to work. it works fine for calls texts and stuff, but not for mail or safari. The icons also don't appear in the doc. Also in osx settings there is no hand off check box as far as I can see.

I've started a message in ios and have been unable to finish it in osx. I've been a computer user for 20 years so this should be easy but for some reason us voice over users cannot get this to work in everything save calls and texts, as far as receiving them anyway.