With the release of the latest OS X Yosemite, Continuity is a feature that many Mac users became interested in. For undisclosed reasons, Apple decided to disallow the support of the new Continuity feature via Bluetooth 4.0 capable Mac devices. However, it is possible for older and unsupported models to get the feature on their devices. While this required some manual installation, there is a new tool that makes the entire process a lot faster to accomplish.
By releasing the new utility OS X Continuity Activation Tool, Apple has made it easy for older Mac users to get the feature on their device. Through this app, older Mac model users can easily activate and diagnose their OS X 10.0 Continuity (Handoff/Instant Hotspot/Airdrop iOS <->OSX). Along with the release of the tool, Apple has made it stable enough to support the process.
As earlier discussed, the Continuity feature on the OS X Yosemite Mac models will enable users to seamlessly switch between their Macs and iOS devices. Thanks to features such as Handoff and Instant Hotspot, users can easily become more productive with their devices. At the time of release, however, the feature was made available only on Apple supported models such as the MacBook Air (mid 2012 and later), MacBook Pro (mid 2012 and later), Mac Pro (late 2013), iMac (late 2012 and later), and the Mac Mini (late 2012 and later).
Among the reasons why users became excited to use Continuity is because of its amazing features promised by Apple. Through this feature, users can make phone calls and SMS on their Mac devices; as long as it is powered by OS X Yosemite. At the same time, the device must be connected to a WiFi network instead of Bluetooth connection.
As of this writing, the Continuity Activation Tool has tested the service on various Mac models. However, there are some warnings for users to proceed at their own risk. While it supports devices with a built-in Bluetooth 4.0, it is not able to support those that use a Bluetooth 4.0 USB dongle. Additionally, the creator of the tool has listed down some information for Mac users to know how they can get the tool to work on their device.
If you would like to use the tool, you can visit its GitHub page.
Source: 9to5 Mac