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How to Disable HomePod Mini Handoff

Tuesday November 1, 2022 4:24 pm PDT by
If you're listening to audio on your iPhone and bring it near to a HomePod mini, the Handoff feature will be activated. This article explains what Handoff is and how you can disable it. The ‌HomePod mini‌ and ‌iPhone‌ 11 and later models all have Apple's U1 Ultra Wideband chip, which allows the devices to more precisely locate and keep track of one another. The U1 chip also allows...

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HomePod Gaining Handoff Support, AirPods Get Audio Sharing Feature

Monday June 3, 2019 11:06 am PDT by
Apple at WWDC 2019 today announced that the HomePod is gaining Handoff support, allowing users to place an iPhone near the ‌HomePod‌ to hand over music, podcast, or a phone call. Apple also announced that AirPods are getting a new Audio Sharing feature, allowing users to share a song or movie with a friend with just a...
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PDF Expert Updated With Handoff Support

Thursday March 10, 2016 5:08 am PST by
Readdle has updated PDF Expert with Handoff support, allowing users to start working on iPhone or iPad and easily pick up on Mac where they left off. To transfer a PDF document from an iPhone or iPad to Mac, click on the Handoff button in PDF Expert for Mac and select the file. Handoff will automatically transfer the PDF document to the desktop, including all annotations and edits. The...
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BBC iPlayer for iOS Adds Handoff Support and Spotlight Search

Friday February 5, 2016 3:42 am PST by
BBC's iPlayer app has been updated for iOS users in the UK today, bringing added support for Spotlight search and Apple's Handoff feature. Users of the app can now directly search for TV programs from their home screen by activating Spotlight search with a swipe down gesture, while the addition of Handoff support enables viewers to pick up where they left off when switching to another iOS...
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Chrome for iOS Updated With Handoff Support, Material Design, iPhone 6 Optimization

Tuesday January 20, 2015 9:29 am PST by
Google today announced an update for its Chrome iOS app with several new features, perhaps most notably the ability to transfer from Chrome on your mobile device to a browser on OS X thanks to integration with Handoff. The Handoff support works seamlessly, allowing users to continue browsing a mobile webpage on their desktop of choice, but the update also brings a couple of other updates to...