One distinct feature of iPhone Operating system iOS is its ability to connect with Mac using macOS. Apple calls this feature Continuity which basically means seamless integration between Apple devices. For e.g., if a call came to your iPhone, you can pick it up using your Mac.
List of compatible MacOS and Mac machines that can be connected to iPhone
- Supported iPhone models: An iPhone using iOS 8, iOS 9, iOS 10 and later
- Supported Operating systems: Yosemite, El Capitan, Sierra and later versions
- Supported Mac Machines: MacBook 2015 or later, Mac Pro 2013 or later, iMac 2012 or later, MacBook Air 2011 or later.
All Apple devices should have a minimum of Bluetooth 4 in their device.
Handoff is one of the feature which allow iPhone to connect with Mac.
Enable Handoff on iPhone 7
- Press Home button to open Home screen
- Open Settings -> Tap General
- Open Handoff & Suggested Apps
- Swipe Handoff switch to turn it on
- Also make sure, Installed Apps and Apps on the App Store to turn on
Enable Handoff on Mac
- Click the Apple icon on menu bar
- Click System Preferences
- Click General
- Under Recent items, give a check on the option Allow Handoff between this Mac and your iCloud devices
Once the communication is enabled, you will be able to attend iPhone call on call, send sms or mms using the iMessage using your Mac.