iOS 8 Continuity features not working on iPhone 4S
Apple’s iOS 8 became accessible to millions of device users yesterday, and over the next few days many will be downloading the new update. It has many different improvements and new features, one of which is Continuity that offers seamless handoffs between one Apple device and another. However, some users may be wondering why iOS 8 Continuity features are not working on iPhone 4S.
Those upgrading to the new version of the operating system may want to learn more about iOS 8 Continuity features for their device. Apple Continuity offers a Handoff feature that allows different Apple devices to work together, so that for example if you start writing an email on your iPhone but don’t finish it, you can then continue it on your Mac. This happens automatically when your devices are all signed in to the same iCloud account.
Another example is being able to continue browsing on your iPhone from the same link as where you left it on your iPad. A further benefit is being able to answer calls to your iPhone on your iPad or Mac, or send text messages from those devices. If you want to find out more about iOS 8 Continuity, head to this Apple page.
However, although the iPhone 4S is compatible with iOS 8, that doesn’t mean that all of the features available to other device users are also on offer to the iPhone 4S. Continuity is one of the missing features in iOS 8 for the iPhone 4S and Apple has clarified this by stating, “Continuity features are available on iPhone 5 or later, iPad (4th generation), iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad mini with Retina display, and iPod touch (5th generation).”
This makes it clear that the iPhone 4S is a device that was never going to be able to take advantage of Continuity. It’s a different story with the new Health feature though. There’s a lot of interest in the new Health app and iPhone 4S owners will be able to benefit from this thanks to Apple saying, “Health is available on iPhone 4s or later and iPod touch (5th generation).”
You may also be interested to know that not all features of iOS 8 are available for all countries, and you can find out more about that in this article. As well as this, earlier today we discussed battery life for devices running iOS 8, where the iPhone 4S was found to be one of the devices that had seen some improvement in this aspect, but do you agree?
Have you updated your iPhone to iOS 8? Are you disappointed that Continuity is one of the features not working on iPhone 4S? Send your comments to let us know.