Mac OS X Yosemite’s Continuity Features: A Review

‘Continuity’, the buzz term of the recent times, more or less because it comes from the house of Apple. The term is more or less an umbrella-term used for the new range of connectivity features that have rolled out with OS X Yosemite and the iOS 8.1.

Continuity encapsulates the features like Handoff, SMS relay, Phone Relay, and instant hotspot. All these features aim at enhancing inter-device operability and connectivity of Apple devices with one another and allow the user to switch devices and continue to work on the same task that they were working on using the other device.

OS X Continuity

Let’s take a closer look at OS X Continuity features:


A superb feature that has truly changed the way you stay connected to your devices. Handoff makes sure that you are able to enjoy the best of inter device workability. Say you are working on a mail on your Mac but feel like taking a stroll; you can easily switch from your Mac to your iPad or your iPhone with the latest iOS 8.1. You can pick the work from the same spot as you left it on your Mac.

SMS relay

Surprisingly this feature works seamlessly and allows you to use the SMS feature on all your Apple devices. Be it an iPad or your beloved Mac. SMS relay makes sure that you don’t have to search for your phone every time you need to text somebody. All you need is a Mac and you are ready to rumble.

Phone relay

Phone relay is a true masterpiece. This allows you to make and receive calls using your Mac without having to face even an instant’s lag. The quality of the call is as good as it could be and makes sure that you can stay connected without having to get up and go pick your phone up while you are working.

Instant Hotspot

It was always fairly simple to enable a hotspot using your iPhone or Mac, but with the help of this feature you can take it to the next level and do it even more quickly than before. Connect in the best way, it is that simple.

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