All your devices.
One seamless experience.

When you use a Mac or any other Apple device, you’re able to do incredible things. And when you use them together, you can do so much more. Make and receive phone calls without picking up your iPhone. Edit a document on one device and pick up where you left off on another. Automatically unlock your Mac when you’re wearing your Apple Watch. And copy and paste images, video, and text from your iOS device to your nearby Mac, or vice versa.

Phone

Mac, now answering the call.

Take iPhone calls right on your Mac. You can answer a call or dial a new one while your iPhone is buried in your backpack or even charging in another room. Just point, click, and say hello.1

Receiving calls.

When a call comes to your iPhone, the call rings on your Mac. You’ll get a notification on your Mac showing you the caller’s name, number, and profile picture. You’ll also hear a ringtone — the same ringtone you have for that person on your iPhone. Click the notification to answer, and your Mac becomes a speakerphone, so you can have a phone conversation and work on your Mac at the same time.

Making calls.

Making a phone call from your Mac is as easy as receiving one. You can click any phone number you see in Contacts, Calendar, Messages, Spotlight, or Safari to dial a call. You can even start a call from your FaceTime call history or enter the digits on your keyboard.

SMS

More ways to get your message across.

With a Mac and iPhone, you can send and receive SMS text messages — the ones in green bubbles — right from your Mac. All the messages that appear on your iPhone appear on your Mac, too, so all your conversations are up to date on all your devices. And when friends text you — regardless of what phone they have — you can respond from your Mac or your iPhone, whichever is closest.2 You can also start an SMS or iMessage conversation on your Mac by clicking a phone number in Safari, Contacts, Calendar, or Spotlight.

Handoff

Start it here. Finish it there.

Say you start writing a report on your iMac, but you want to continue on your iPad as you head to your meeting. Or maybe you start writing an email on your iPhone, but you want to finish it on your Mac. Handoff makes it possible. When your Mac and iOS devices are near each other, they can automatically pass what you’re doing from one device to another.3 An icon representing the last app you were using will appear on your second device — in the Dock on your Mac or on the Lock screen on your iOS device. Just click or swipe to pick up right where you left off without having to search for the file. Handoff works with Mail, Safari, Notes, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, Maps, Messages, Reminders, Calendar, and Contacts. And app developers can easily build Handoff into their apps.

Start writing an email on your iPhone and switch over to your Mac without losing your place.

The web. Now accepting the easiest and safest way to pay.

It’s easy to pay when shopping on the web using Apple Pay in Safari. Just look for Apple Pay on your favorite shopping sites, then complete your purchase with Touch ID on your iPhone or by double‑clicking the side button on your Apple Watch. Your credit card details are never shared when you use Apple Pay, and your transactions are protected with industry-leading security.

Auto Unlock with Apple Watch

Log in before you even sit down.

Automatically log in to your Mac when you’re wearing your Apple Watch. No password typing required. Need to take a quick call or step away? Get right back to work when you return.

Universal Clipboard

Copy on one device. Paste on another.

Copy images, video, or text from an app on your iPhone. Then paste into another app on your nearby Mac — or vice versa. There are no extra steps. Just copy and paste as you normally do. Find a great recipe while browsing on your Mac? Paste the ingredients right to the grocery list on your iPhone.

AirDrop

Sharing files has never been easier.

AirDrop makes sharing files between Mac and iOS devices simple. With just a few clicks on your Mac, you can take a file from any folder and use AirDrop to send it to a nearby Mac or iOS device. And since AirDrop is peer to peer, it works without a Wi-Fi network. It’s perfect for, say, sharing a document with a coworker in the next room or sending a presentation to a client across the table. You can use AirDrop to send files from the Share menu in your apps and from the Finder. Recipients will receive a notification, which they can simply click to download the file.

Instant Hotspot

Just like that, you’re online.

No Wi-Fi? No problem. With Instant Hotspot, your Mac can remotely activate the Personal Hotspot on your iPhone when they are near each other.4 Simply select your iPhone from the Wi-Fi menu on your Mac and you’ll be online in seconds. You can even leave your iPhone in your pocket or bag. When connected to your Personal Hotspot, your Mac displays the signal strength and battery life of your iPhone at the top of the Wi-Fi menu. After you finish browsing, the hotspot automatically deactivates to preserve battery life. The next time you want to get online and there’s no Wi-Fi, your Mac will ask you if you want to use your hotspot again. Just click OK to get online.