I have two questions which I hope some kind soul can help me with. LOL! :)
I have an IPhone 5S from AT&T which is running the most recent I O S 8.1.1 update that came out just a couple of days ago. Further, I have a mid 2012 eluminum macbook Pro with no customizations. It's just the base stock unit. It currently runs Yosemite 10.0.1 which also was just released a very very short time ago. What I am trying to ascertain is how exactly to make and receive calls on my mac instead of on my IPhone. I understand that there is an Applevis podcast demonstrating this, but what the gentlemen didn't cover was how to go about doing the first time setup. So, I guess, what I'm ultimately saying is, I understand how to use the Facetime app on the mac to make an outbound call to a traditional lan line, etc, and I also understand when someone calls my IPhone how to answer that call with my mac, instead of with my IPhone. What I don't! understand is how to connect my IPhone to my mac in the first place to allow this to happen. I.E, do I need to pare my phone to my mac via bluetooth, and if so, how do I? Or, do they simply just need to be on the same wifi network, and both be signed into the same ICloud account. I know about going into IMessage preferences on the mac and enabling my phone number under the accounts tab. Is that it though?
As for my question about handoff, let's say that I am actively in a phone call on my IPhone 5S, and then I want to now hand it off and continue talking to the person on my mac without first hanging up and having to redial the call on my mac. In other words, I, effectively, want to take that call which is on my IPhone, and basically just act like you would on a traditional lan line where you can pick up another handset, hang up the first handset and continue talking. I want to hand the call totally off to my mac without hanging up. Is this something with the current model IPhone and current model macbook pro that I can do? If so, what is the process to do it? Do I bump my phone against the mac to do it? Does this handoff thing rely on NFS technology? I've Googled, and I've found many references about the fact that you can do handoff, but none of them are really clear on exactly how to.
Thank you for any and all help which other Applevis moderators, editers, or contributers might offer.
God bless, and have a terriffic day wherever in this lovely world you might be located!