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

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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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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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iMac not showing Airdrop discoverable options

I am trying to use Airdrop to send a file from my phone to my iMac, but when I am in the Airdrop folder in my iMac there are no options to make the machine discoverable. Both devices are on the ...
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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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Changing Airdrop Folder

Is there a way to change the default Airdrop location from the Downloads folder to something else? I have changed the location of many other applications, so I assume it's possible, even is possibly ...
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AirDrop for iPhone SE and MacBook Air

I'm trying to set up AirDrop to send files between my macbook and my iPhone. For some reason it doesn't work at all. I turned it on both on the macbook and my iPhone SE and my iPhone is not shown in ...
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AirDrop: Bluetooth or Wi-Fi?

How does AirDrop work? I thought it is just Bluetooth, but I am starting to doubt that now. Whenever I turn AirDrop on, my Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are automatically turned on. If I turn the Wi-Fi off, ...
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Airdrop is not working with my Mac

I have a Macbook air 11 inch early 2014 with Mac os X 10.11.5 installed. I can't send or receive from my mac to any other iOS device. If I want to send something to my iPhone, the iPhone never scans ...
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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 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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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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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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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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AirDrop shardingd error

Trying to debug AirDrop issues on the mac with an iPad mini 4th gen (both up-to-date). Basically on the Mac I can see the iPad (most of the time) and I can transfer files, however I can never see the ...
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iOS 9.3.1 / OS X 10.11.14: Laptop doesn't show up in Airdrop locations on phone

In the past when I was sitting near my laptop (from early 2015) with the Photos app open on my iPhone (from fall 2014), when I would tap share a picture, my laptop would show up in AirDrop. Now it is ...
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In iphone 5s location of movies is not showing which is received from airdrop

My friend sends a movie from his iPhone to mine via AirDrop, and I accept the option to receive the file. However, the movie is not showing on my device.
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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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AirDrop not working on ALL Wi-Fi networks

I have recently discovered that AirDrop works with the Wi-Fi Networks on my school and office. But not on my Home Wi-Fi network. I previously thought that AirDrop between my MacBook Air and iPhone 5S ...
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Airdrop not working. Tried several possible solutions

I can't get Airdrop to work between an iPhone 5s and Macbook Pro 13 Retina (Early 2015). Handoff works great anytime. I have another iPhone 6s that Airdrop worked perfectly with both the iPhone 5s ...
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Is there an AirDrop client for Microsoft Windows?

It would be nice to have an AirDrop client for Microsoft Windows. Does anyone know if such a program exists as a shipping product or an open source work-in-progress? I'm aware that there are many ...
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AirDrop Not working - Missing Settings

I can't get AirDrop to work on my machine running OSX 10.11.4 (trying to send file to and from iPhone 6s) I'm missing the bottom menu that reads "Allow me to be discovered by..." Any thoughts?
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AirDrop between WiFi networks

I have a Fritzbox acting as WiFi Access point and handing my home DSL connection, DHCP etc. I also have an Airport Extreme connected via network cable to the Fritzbox, only creating a Wireless network....
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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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Airdrop not working

Occasionaly I need to transfer files between laptotps (when I don't have internet for example). Through my experience Airdrop actually worked less than 5% of the time, the other 95% the devices never ...
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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 Finder>Go>...
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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 worked:...
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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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Where are AirDrop temp files located?

I started a transfer over AirDrop of a 4GB xcode dmg file. Something happened in the middle of the transfer (3.5GB) and I now have 3.5GB of space missing from my computer. I have restarted the ...
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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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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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Does AirDrop use up Bandwidth?

I recently used AirDrop for the first time to send about 30GB of videos to a friend while we were both connected to my internet. Two days later I got an e-mail from my internet provider saying I was ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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: SDBonjourBrowser::...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 "Don'...
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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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What is AirDrop in iOS 7?

In the iOS 7 Control Center, there's an "AirDrop" option which gives me options to make myself "discoverable" to either contacts or everyone. On OS X there is a feature called AirDrop that lets you ...