How to activate Handoff, Instant Hotspot and AirDrop on older Mac with a Bluetooth-adapter




In October, Apple released a new desktop platform OS X Yosemite . The main innovation OSes steel features that provide better integration with iPhone and iPad. Among them Handoff, Instant Hotspot and AirDrop. However, “out of the box”, these options are only available on modern models Mac. Justice is possible, using the utility and wireless dongle Bluetooth 4.0.


Function Handoff – one of the most significant conquests OS X Yosemite, it opens up opportunities for interaction with Mac iPhone and iPad. For example, you can open a web page or a map on the smartphone and continue from the same place on your computer. Or, for example, to transfer from iPhone to a laptop letter to quickly finish it on a device with a comfortable keyboard. Instant Hotspot, in turn, makes it easy to turn the iPhone into a personal hotspot, and AirDrop – transfer files between devices on iOS and OS X.

Activate function Handoff, Instant Hotspot and AirDrop, you can use the updated utilities Continuity Activation Tool 2.0. Creator of solutions developer Dokterdok, has been working on it for several months.

“The release of Continuity Activation Tool 2.0: the program allows you to use USB-dongle Bluetooth 4.0 to use functions Continuity any old model of Mac, manufactured in 2008,” – says the developer. Dokterdok led compatibility chart Continuity Activation Tool with computers Apple.


Green on the chart marked officially supported model Mac, lime – computers that can be configured using the Continuity Bluetooth-Dongle or Card AirPort Extreme, blue – only via Bluetooth-dongle, orange – only with AirPort Extreme. Red models marked with whom Continuity Activation Tool is not compatible.

Utility Continuity Activation Tool 2.0 is completely free. You can download it from their own repository Dokterdok the service Github .

See also:

How to configure and use Handoff in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite [instructions]

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