AirDrop is an ad-hoc service that enables users to transfer files

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Dismiss AirDrop notification bubble on OS X

OS: OS X 10.11.2. When AirDropping to OS X, a notification center bubble is shown, in the form of an alert, which displays the transfer progress (see attached screenshot if the description is not ...
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Is there an App compatible with the “Transfer on LAN” cross-platform program?

I am running Transfer on LAN to kind of emulate AirDrop. However, I am unsure as to how to access my PC running Transfer on LAN from my iPhone 6. Here are three things I tried, none of which ...
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AirDrop doesnt work on Macbook Air 2012 and iPhone 6S

I try to send content from iPhone to my Macbook Air via AirDrop. Everything seems to be correct. On both devices the bluetooth and same wifi is turned on. On both it is allowed from Everyone. But my ...
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How does AirDrop retain “Developer Verification” information? And, can this be done with other methods?

I am trying to share an app. AirDrop successfully completed this task. However, when e-mail is used, the error regarding an unknown developer prevents the app from running. Why is AirDrop successful ...
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AirDrop is not working after upgrading to version 10.11.1 (15B42) OSX El Capitan

I'm using a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013), after upgrading to 10.11.1 AirDrop cease to function. It opens, but no devices are shown and I'm not visible to anyone. How can I bring it to ...
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How to distinguish between multiple AirDrop connections?

I have iMac A, MacBook Pro B, and MacBook Pro C. I want to copy a file from A to B and C using AirDrop. The problem is that I have multiple instances of the B and C machines showing up in AirDrop. I ...
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How to capture the frame which contain the data transmitted by Airdrop

I want to capture the frame which contain the data transmitted by Airdrop, for example, photo or video. I have tried to monitor the 2.4GHz(1,6,9 channel) and 5Ghz(all 24 channels) frequency using ...
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Airdrop doesn't work between MBP mid-2012 and iPhone 6

I read that Airdrop between iOS is since the MBP mid-2012. Although I have that Macbook I can't see my iPhone and viceversa. What can be the problem or the info that I'm misunderstanding? PS: I have ...
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Macbook and iPhone not discoverable on bluetooth or airdrop

I am unable to use the AirDrop feature between my iPhone6s (iOS 9) and my 2014 MBP running OSX 10.11.1 (Mavericks). The jPhone won't show up in the MBP's AirDrop window (accessed from ...
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Debug AirDrop between MacBook Pro and iPhone 6s Plus

I am running iOS 9.1 (13B143) on an iPhone 6s Plus and OS X 10.11.1 (15B42) on a MacBook Pro. Both devices have Airdrop settings of "Allow me to be discovered by: Everyone" How can this be debugged? ...
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What is the radio frequency of Airdrop transmission?

I know the Airdrop uses WiFi direct to send the packet, but what is the radio frequency of it? 2.4Ghz? 5Ghz? or both?
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Why cannot discover user in Airdrop when open personal hotspot?

When my iPhone opens the personal hotspot, I cannot find other users via Airdrop. What is the theory behind it?
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“Debugging” Air drop on Mac

I have a mac the never sees other air drop devices (although they see each other) and no devices can see it. The machine is MBP Retina. Continuity is working on it: you can switch to the app that you ...
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What is this error when I try AirDrop to my iPhone from my MacBook Pro with El Capitan installed?

So, after updating to El Capitan Handoff and AirDrop stopped working. After digging around, I found out that during AirDrop this error is logged twice in console: ...
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AirDrop between Mid-2013 MacBook Air and iPhone 6S not working

I have a MacBook Air from Mid-2013 and the new iPhone 6S, both running their newest OS (Yosemite and iOS 9). According to Apple, AirDrop only works on these machines: Use AirDrop between iOS ...
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AirDrop from iPhone to MacBook stopped working (other way OK)

I have an iPhone 5s (iOS 7.1) and a MBP (Retina, late 2013) (Yosemite). I used to exchange files over Airdrop in both directions. Now sending files only works from the MBP to the iPhone. Sending from ...
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How does air-drop detect other air-drop devices?

It is clear from other posts that AirDrop "uses" Bluetooth Low Energy to "find" other AirDrop enabled devices. How does it do this? Specifically, how does an apple device differentiate between just ...
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My Mac is invisible to my iPhone on AirDrop

I want to send a photo from my iPhone (iOS 8) to my Mac (Yosemite) via AirDrop. Though my iPhone appears on my Mac, Mac does not appear on iPhone. How can I fix this? On both devices, I've selected ...
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Airdrop Over Wired Connection?

I often shoot a photo with my phone and then want to see it on my Macbook Pro. Sometimes the iPhone is actually supplying the Net connection for the MBP, so I cannot use AirDrop! What's the easiest ...
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Use AirDrop between iPhone and older Macs (need “Don't see who you're looking for?” button on Mac)

I have a new Mac Mini, an old MacBook (which supports AirDrop but has on old Bluetooth module) and an iPhone. When I need to AirDrop between my macs, in Mac Mini's AirDrop panel appear a button ...
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How does Airdrop work under the hood

I have an iPhone 5s (iOS8.4) and an MBP 2012 (10.10.4). I had this problem since Apple introduced Airdrop. I set bot the MBP and iPhone Airdrop to "everyone". MBP sees the phone and can send all ...
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How to change computer name as it shows up in AirDrop?

I use AirDrop quite often to quickly send pictures that I take on my iPhone, to my Mac. The problem is, I have several Macs (all of them are Mac minis) and when I activate AirDrop on my iPhone, they ...
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AirDrop long video from iPhone 6 to iPhone 5s results in instant failed

I tried to AirDrop a long video (> 10 minutes) from iPhone 6 (iOS 8.3) to iPhone 5s (iOS 8.4). It results the following error message: AirDrop from {device name} failed When I choose another ...
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Devices not showing up for AirDrop

I have iPhone 5 (with iOS 8.3) MacBook Pro Early 2013 (with OS X Yosemite 10.10.3) iPad Air (with iOS 8.3) My iPhone is paired with the MacBook, so e.g when my phone rings, I can see it in my ...
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AirDropped a folder onto my iPad mini - can't find it

I used AirDrop to transfer a folder of videos from my MacBook Pro to my iPad mini (first gen). I realise now that I should've just sent the videos individually, but the problem is that I now can't ...
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Airdrop between newer and older macs without clicking the “Search for an older Mac” button

I have a new MacBook Pro running Yosemite 10.10.3 and an older Mac Mini running Lion 10.7.5. Airdrop works in both directions, provided that if I am transferring from my MBP to my Mini, I click the ...
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Airdropped video missing on iphone 5

My husband airdropped a video to me. I accepted, it showed the download timer, when finished, I looked for it, but can't find it anywhere in my phone. My husband went to try to send it to me again and ...
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Airdrop Name is Incorrect

I have both an iPhone 6 Plus and a Macbook Pro, and both have Airdrop. On my iPhone, the name of my mac is correct, but on my mac, the name is of one of my contacts. The contact only has a name and a ...
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No AirDrop option on iPhone 4s

I have an iPhone 4s running iOS 8.3. I am trying to send a file from a Mac to the iPhone through AirDrop. Mac notifies that if I want to share a file with someone using iOS, he/she must open ...
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AirDrop between MBP and iPad not working

I have a mid-2012 MacBook pro running Yosemite and an iPad Air 2 with the latest iOS 8. The 2 devices can connect via Bluetooth (at least they claim to be connected), however, neither initially showed ...
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Air dropped .avi to iphone lost

I just air dropped .avi to my iPhone which had no compatible app to open it, now my iPhone did receive the file but since there was no app to play it nothing happened after receiving it. Where did ...
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Will AirDrop use the data allowance from my phone and wifi modem?

I'm successfully able to transfer files from my iPhone to my MacBook Pro using AirDrop, when connected to my home wifi network. But I'm unable to determine how AirDrop is creating the connection ...
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Newlines are removed when sending text file from MacBook to iPhone via AirDrop

How can I send text from my computer to the iPhone while preserving new lines? When I try to AirDrop a plain text file created in TextEdit (on my MacBook) to my phone, and choose to open the file in ...
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MBP w/ Retina won't connect to any Bluetooth devices

In the last few days I've started to have recurring issues connecting to my Bluetooth devices. It hadn't happened since I've had the computer (several months) and then suddenly all of my Bluetooth ...
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cancelled pdf transfer from yosemite mac to iOS device via airdrop

I can send pictures from my mac to my iOS devices via airdrop. But when I try to send a pdf, it is not working. After a while I get a message on the iOS device saying that the transfer has been ...
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Airdrop from 1st gen iPad Mini to MacBookPro

I am trying to copy a photo that I just took with my 1st gen iPad mini (with iOS 8.2) onto my late 2011 MacBookPro (with 10.10.2) and I can't seem to use Airdrop. Is this a restriction of the OS or ...
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does a 4K GoPro video airdropped into an iOS device take up space?

I took two 4K videos of about 1 and 2 minutes each on a GoPro and since I couldn't get the full resolution videos directly from the GoPro iPad app, I used AirDrop on a MacBook to send them to the ...
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Why can't an iPhone 6 and a mid-2011 MacBook Air see each other in AirDrop?

I'm trying to transfer photos, for example, from an iPhone 6 running iOS 8.1.3 to a MacBook Air, mid-2011, running OS X 10.10.2. In either of these scenarios: iPhone set to be discoverable by ...
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Cannot use AirDrop on my Mac running Yosemite

I am trying to use AirDrop to copy some files to my iPad Air 2 but have some problems. In my AirDrop folder, it never asked me whether I want to share it with Contact or Everyone. I have my ipad ...
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Airdrop between two MBPs only works in one direction - why?

I have two 15" Retina MacBook Pros, a 2013 which is my work machine and a 2014 which is my personal machine. I'm trying to transfer some files between them using airdrop. Both have Yosemite on them ...
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Where are airdrop files located on ios? [duplicate]

I sent my files(pdf, docs...) from macbook to iphone but i did not open my files when received. And now i can not find my files anywhere. Is there anywhere or removed?
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Slow network speed in Safari etc. when using Aidrop

It's quite remarkable that when I am sending files from my iPhone to my MacBook Pro over Airdrop that all network speed seems to go a lot slower. iTunes Match tracks take up to 10s to load, same goes ...
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Used Air Drop to move a folder with mp3 files in it to my phone. Where are they now? [duplicate]

I moved some mp3s to my iPhone using AirDrop expecting they would be available in the Music app, but I can't seem to find them. Where can I find them on my phone? There was no error or anything ...
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Mac Yosemite Airdrop is very slow

I'm transferring files over Airdrop between 2 Macs running Yosemite. Before (10.8) it was pretty fast, reaching around 30M/second. Now (Yosemite 10.10) it's around 300k/second. Is this drop in speed ...
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Yosemite -Airdrop not working between 2012 Mac Mini and 2012 MacBook Pro Retina

I have a 2012 Mac Mini, and a 2012 MBP Retina both on Yosemite. Airdrop worked very well under Mavericks, and I waited to see if the 10.10.1 update would fix it before posting this. My MBP detects my ...
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Why is Airdrop not available between iPhone and old MBP

Since 10.10 and iOS 8, AirDrop is available between Mac OS and iOS if you have a fairly recent Mac (>= 2012 for MacBook Pro) and I don't understand what changed between 2011 and 2012. I know that for ...
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Airdropped .avi between OSX 10.10 and iOS 8 not found

I just used Airdrop to transfer a .avi file between OSX 10.10 and iOS 8. After that I can't locate file in iOS. I searched it in Videos and Photos. Where is it? And how I can delete it if I can't use ...
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AirDrop where do files go when you AirDrop

Where does AirDrop files go when I transferred from iPad to iPod to iPhone I airdroped from Google docs from iPad to my iPhone where did my files go the file was a list of tools
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Airdrop: Bluetooth or WiFi?

How does Airdrop work? I thought it is just bluetooth, but I am starting to doubt that now. Whenever I turn Airdrop on, my WiFi and Bluetooth are automatically turned on. If I turn the WiFi off, and ...
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Why does Airdrop on OS X only work in close proximity?

We're all connected to the same WiFi but other computers only show up in the Finder when they are close by. According to this Mac Basics article, you need to have Wi-Fi turned on select AirDrop in ...