The new ways Apple’s macOS Sierra works with your iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch

“The announcement of macOS Sierra was filled with new ideas — changing the platform name to ‘macOS,’ finally bringing Siri over to desktop with increased functionality, new drag-and-drop tools, and so on,” Tyler Lacoma reports for Digital Trends. “But one of the most exciting new aspects is how Sierra will interact with iPhones and iPads.”

“Apple spent a large chunk of announcement time talking about ‘continuity,’ or the importance of all its OS platforms seamlessly working together. As a result, macOS Sierra comes with all-new ways to connect your desktop experience to your iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch,” Lacoma reports. “One of the biggest continuity changes announced was the ability to access Mac documents from pretty much anywhere via iCloud… When you use Sierra, the system will automatically use iCloud to save any documents that you have in your Documents folder or on your Desktop.”

“The Universal Clipboard is a very useful feature that many iOS users have probably been waiting for. With this tool, your clipboard functions partly in the cloud,” Lacoma reports. “Copy something on one device, then switch to another device and choose the paste feature, and the content will copy over as if you never switched devices at all.”

Much more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: We are armed with Macs, iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches, and Apple TVs and nobody lacking such a lineup can come even remotely close to our day-to-day capabilities. We are more efficient and we can accomplish much more than non-Apple device sufferers because our devices are infinitely more integrated. No other platform or ecosystem can compare.


  1. There better be a way to turn it off. I don’t need all of my files saved to the cloud for me. Besides I would be over my storage and data plan limits in no time. I also use any of Apples native Apps, and when a viable option comes out to replace InDesign …

  2. MDN, can’t you come up with different takes? Lol. Anyways, I can’t wait for MacOS. On a side note, why do people still call it 10.12? Apple doesn’t call it that, do they? The whole 10.10-11 is probably why they’ve given up version numbers in the first place.

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