What I'm doing:

  1. Open Photos on iPhone (7 plus, iOS 10.2.0)
  2. Tap share icon
  3. Wait for my laptop identity to appear in AirDrop section
  4. Tap on my own face 😶 (i.e., laptop identity)


  • My face says, "Waiting…"
  • After what I assume is a timeout delay, my face says, "Declined"

The MacBook Pro has Allow me to be discovered by: set to Everyone. The top Google search results seem to suggest logging out of iCloud, then back in, but it takes forever to reinstall everything, so I'd really rather not. ☹️


Phew! 😅 (Grinning Face with Squinting Eyes and Sweat Drop)

Here's how I solved this:

  1. Swipe up from bottom to reveal Control Panel
  2. Toggle bluetooth & wifi off, then on

And now AirDrop works. Wish the iPhone would automatically cycle the wireless antennae when this kind of thing happens…but at least I don't have to wait hours for all my iCloud content to re-sync. *w00t!**

(Remember w00t?! 👴🏼)

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