I used to imagine that QR codes could be the magical glue that might allow the easy passage of content among digital and analog units.

Want to learn an internet web page in your phone that you viewing in your desktop browser?

Just snap an image of a QR code on the web page, and Voila! It appears in your mobile device.

The explanation for this hope was that it once was hard to move URLs around, until you used URL shorteners, and even then it typically involved cautious retyping.

Apple got on top of this years ago with handoff, a set of options that relay on Apple’s continuity framework- which pulls collectively Wi-Fi, proximity and Bluetooth to allow you hand the state of an app off among Macs, iPads, iPhones, including a web page in Safari whereas Safari is the active app.

AirPlay can be a part of that mix, letting you ship or get many documents and items, together with photos, iWork files, and internet pages.

And iCloud adds yet another choice: making the state of open tabs on every gadget logged into the same iCloud account accessible to every other device in that set. [and QR codes work, too!]

Here the way to send a web page to or among your devices.

Table of contents

  • Handoff
  • Handoff Safari from Mac to iPhone
  • AirPlay
  •  iCloud bookmarking syncing
  •   QR code



While viewing a web page in Safari for macOS or cellular Safari and Safari is your foreground app, you can also open the web page from your different units. [this also works with some other app that helps Handoff, and for which you have the same app on the 2 units engaged in Handoff.]

In macOS, a Safari icon appears on the Dock at left, if the Dock is on the underside of the display at the top, if it displays the Dock at proper.

It overlays the icon with an icon of the device on which the webpage is open, while a floating label reveals Safari plus a generic label like “from Mac” or “from iPhone” tap on it to open the web page in Safari.

On an iPhone, scroll up and the Handoff notice seems as a lozenge that options the Safari app icon, the label “Safari”, and the actual name of the gadget handling off. Click it to open it in Safari.

On an iPad, the icon seems at the right side of the iPad app dock, looking fairly similar to how it seems on a Mac. Faucet it to open the page in Safari.

If you have Safari frontmost on two or extra of your other devices, only the webpage associated with the device you most just lately interacted with appears.

Handoff Safari from Mac to iPhone

Mac, iPhone, and iPad

How to go to Safari Handoff pages on iPhone from Mac

Here is how you can pass a Safari page session from Mac to iPhone using Handoff:

1.      From the Mac, go to Safari and navigate to the site you wish to Handoff to the iPhone

2.      From the iPhone, have the gadget in proximity to the Mac then go to the Application switcher [on iPhone’s without a Home button twice click the home button]

3.      See at the bottom of the application switcher on iPhone to identify “Safari -from [Mac computer name]” and click on that

4.      The page open on the Mac will readily open on Safari on iPhone, right where you left off.

5.      Now you are free to see the page on the iPhone open on the Mac. if it is a video keep watching, If it is an article read away, if it is a song or podcast or other music then you can keep hearing.


Mac, iPhone, and iPad

On safari on any of the Apple platform, click the share button and tap AirDrop, then click the device with which you need to share the web page.

In, iPadOS 13 and iOS 13 you can also tap on the highest raw of the share sheet an icon that reveals previous AirDrop destinations [overlaid with the AirDrop icon].

When the opposite device receives the web page, it opens it automatically should it log you into the same iCloud account.

If not, that device provides an immediate to open the web page.

iCloud bookmarking syncing

Mac, iPhone, and iPad

iCloud can sync various components of Safari throughout your devices if you have it enabled.

In macOS 10.14 Catalina, active iCloud Safari sync in the Apple ID preference pane in the iCloud settings.

In macOS 10.13 Mojave and starting, look within the iCloud preference pane. In iPadOS and iOS you can turn on or of it in settings > user name > iCloud.

iCloud syncs information about open tabs in your units, but do not open them. Instead, you must look to search out them:

In Safari for macOS, tap on the show tab overview button on the upper-right corner of the screen which looks like being two overlapping squares.

Safari reveals all current tabs on the prime as window thumbnails.

See or scroll down, and all other different synced devices with open tabs appear under their names. [they are sometimes barely out of sync, I have found] tap any of those hyperlinks to open the internet web pages.

In Safari for iPadOS and iOS, tap the tabs button within the lower-right of the display [iOS] or in the upper-right corner [iPadOS].

Like on the Mac, this reveals open tabs on the device, however swipe up to reveal the list of internet pages open in tabs on your other devices. Click any hyperlink to open it.

QR code

The imagination of the QR code not died for me nor, apparently, Google in Apple in iOS and iPadOS and in Android.

Both main mobile operating system makers added QR code assist of their camera apps a few years ago, letting you level the camera at a code, have it mechanically recognized, and supply the chance to open an embedded web page link. [QR codes additionally embedded Wi-Fi community information, contact cards, and rather more.]

You could find QR codes within the wild, although they sometimes appear on web pages in digital media.

To scan a QR code, make sure that in iPadOS or iOS that at settings > Digital camera, scan QR codes is turn on.