Apple Hand-Off Detection

1 min. readlast update: 10.17.2023

Apple’s Handoff feature allows Apple users to synchronize their work across their devices. This feature concerns exam administrators because exam takers can search a question on their phone and then connect that search to their laptop during an exam. 

Honorlock is the only online proctoring company detecting device sharing apps like Apple Handoff. This feature was requested by current customers so that we can see if a mobile phone is in the vicinity of the exam taking place. We’ve trained our AI to detect the presence of the Apple Handoff Icon. 

How it works:

  • Our AI detects the presence of the Apple Handoff Icon & our proctors observe the session without intervening to determine if a phone is present and being used inappropriately
  • If the proctor determines that the exam taker is using Apple Handoff, they prompt the exam taker to disable handoff to prevent further flags, and/or request a roomscan if they see a phone being used
    • A violation will be added to the session to notify exam administrators if the proctor determines the exam taker is using Apple Handoff
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