For Handoff to work, you did need to have a 2012 iMac, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac or late 2013 Mac Pro. You do need to have an iOS device running iOS 8 with Bluetooth turned on. Since Handoff works via Bluetooth, the devices do need to be within thirty feet of each other. Also, all of your Apple devices need to be signed into the same iCloud account.
We should note 1st of all that you can update your iOS device through a Mac with iTunes without having much extra space. That might be the quickest/easiest way to go
Today iOS 8 came out. There was a massive rush to try to install and download it. The one thing that we were not prepared for or made aware of was the need to have up to 4.7-6.9 GB of space available in order to download and install iOS 8. The reason you needed 4.7-6.9 available is that the 1.1-1.3 GB download of iOS 8 also needs to move a lot of files around during installation.
If you are like us, you might not have that much space needed on your iOS device. We’ve spent the last year downloading music, videos and apps to the point where our iPads tell us to stop. So now we need to delete some of our stuff.
Once you free up your space on your device, and back up your device, then you will be officially ready to download iOS 8. In this how-to I will discuss the two different methods to free up storage space off the device, either from the device itself, or managing the device while being connected to the computer through iTunes…
Jeff Richardson: The iPhone and iPad are amazing tools for lawyers because they are relatively easy to use, but are also incredibly powerful. But as lawyers (and others) start to master the basics of iOS, they often start to want more powerful features. Every year, Apple adds more advanced features to iOS, and now it is hard to imagine that there was a time when we didn’t have third party apps, copy and paste, or even Siri. But based on the announcements made by Apple yesterday, when iOS 8 comes out this Fall, Apple will make huge advancements to the operating system, with lots of advanced features for power users and lots of ways to make iPhones and iPads more powerful for everyone. Apple announced a huge number of new features yesterday and I won’t even try to mention all of them today — not only because there are so many of them, but also because many of the features have so much potential that it is going to take a while for their importance to really sink in. Moreover, Apple only gave us a taste of the highlights of iOS 8, and I’m sure that when it is actually released in a few months there will be even more surprises. For all of those reasons, today’s post provides only a few of the reasons that I am confident that lawyers are going to love iOS 8.
Read Jeff’s entire review of iOS 8 here: