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So I just got myself a new iPhone 7 Plus and I am having some issues with Airdrop. While I can send files to other devices just fine, the other devices cannot see my iPhone. Airdrop is turned on for Everyone and I already tried rebooting the device. Maybe there's some other setting that I am missing?

  • Is bluetooth and Wifi turned on as you're doing this? – Maximus Mar 2 '17 at 13:22
  • Yes, and Airdrop is sending files just fine. The problem is when I try to send files from other devices to my iPhone. – Raphael Mar 2 '17 at 13:43
  • If you can't see the person or the device that you're trying to AirDrop to, check the following: • Check that both of you have Wi-Fi and Bluetooth turned on. If either of you have Personal Hotspot on, turn it off. • Make sure that the person you're sending to is nearby. You can't AirDrop to users who are out of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi range. • If the other person’s AirDrop receiving setting is set to Contacts Only, and you’re not in their Contacts, have them set their AirDrop receiving setting to Everyone. – IconDaemon Mar 2 '17 at 15:41
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Try going into Settings > General > Reset > Reset network settings.

That will also clear out any remembered WiFi networks so you will have to re-authenticate. But I have found that doing this often fixes a variety of network-bound problems.

  • Unfortunately, this didn't work. – Raphael Mar 2 '17 at 15:20
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Erasing all contents and settings and setting up the device as a new iPhone did the trick. (It had been previously restored from a 6S backup).

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