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AirDrop is an ad-hoc service that enables users to exchange files between iOS and macOS devices

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AirDrop no-response from MacBook to iPhone

MacBook Air M1 2020 + iPhone12 Pro Max AirDrop from iPhone to MacBook works well. Handoff in both directions works well. (Although I didn't know whether they were acting in similar ways) The only ...
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Apple script that changes the destination folder of airdropped files is not working with large selection of images being airdropped?

I'm using the script below to move airdrop images into a different folder. This works if i send a low number of images but does not when i send amounts like 100 or more, which i do regularly for work. ...
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Folder Action to Convert Image Format after AirDrop?

I often use AirDrop to move photos from my iPhone to my Mac, and I'd like to automatically convert any HEIC photos to JPEG. I created this folder action in Automator, and it works when a photo is ...
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Can't locate airdrop files on Iphone

I airdropped a big folder approx 33GB from Mac containing images and videos. But I can't locate them. My existing storage definitely increased by 33 gb - but can't locate that airdropped folder ...
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Why can I airdrop from my MacBook to my iPhone, but not my iPhone to my Macbook?

Using a MacBook Pro on Catalina and an iPhone 7. Up until recently, I've never had an issue with airdrop before, but now they won't go through in one direction. On my MacBook, I go to share with ...
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Airdrop starts but never progresses

I'm able to see the device I'd like to airdrop to, my iPhone. The transfer starts but stays stuck as shown below.
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iPhone 12 to Mac photo transfer

I am trying to transfer some christmas photos from my iPhone to my Mac via airdrop but after the photos are downloaded on my Mac, around 80% of them are transferring as damaged or corrupt files and ...
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Airdopped notes from Ipad to Mac disappear

I am trying to send some notes taken on an iPad mini 5th gen, latest iOS, to a 2019 MBP, latest macOS, using airdrop. The two devices see each other correctly, the Mac correctly accepts the note, ...
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Airdrop Cancels Transfers with no error message

Although there's free space on the target device, when I attempt to transfer a folder of media from my MacBook to my iPad Air 2 (circa 2014) running IOS 14.2, this fails reporting (on the MacBook) ...
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How do I choose or change the app to open an Airdrop file such as cbz, or just have it untouched in the Download folder?

I tried to Airdrop a file from the MacBook to my iPad Pro, and it succeeded, except the file is directly opened by QQ Reader which I downloaded long time ago, and the file is missing in the "...
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macOS: Disconnect Wi-Fi without turning it off

How can I disconnect from Wi-Fi on Mac without turning it off? I do not want to connect via Wi-Fi on my Mac as I am connected via LAN. But when I turn Wi-Fi off, I also lose the ability to use ...
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Airdrop seems to be missing on my Macbook Pro

System: MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017) macOS 10.13.6 (17G14033) Issue: I cannot send files to my MacBook Pro from my iPhones using Airdrop. When I try to share a file from a iPhone to the Mac using ...
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How to Airdrop images from my iPhone to my computer to avoid JPEG compression?

When I transfer images from my phone to my computer, I believe they are converted to JPEG and compressed. I don't want lossy compression, the full resolution images are worth more to me than a few ...
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How is this windows Airdrop app working?

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/airdrop/9nzs8p65cd6q?activetab=pivot:overviewtab I came across this app in Microsoft store, which seems to be an ''airdrop'' app on windows 10. I am wondering how it ...
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Way to copy-paste through airdrop with other people

Is there any way to copy/paste from one device to another where the two devices are not logged in to the same iCloud account? Essentially, I'm looking for a feature similar to the Continuity feature ...
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Airdrop not working on my macbook pro

Airdrop is not working on my macbook pro (early 2015, 13-inch, 8G, Mojave 10.14.6). To be more specific: My macbook can see and send files to my iphone and ipad, but not vice versa. My iphone and ...
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iPad doesn't ask me anymore for the app to open Airdropped PDFs with

Until recently, PDF files Airdropped to my iPad worked and I was asked which app to open the file with, but no more. Now Airdrops “succeed” but I’m not asked which app to open the PDF with, and ...
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Unable to share Wi-Fi passwords with one of my Macs

I am unable to share any Wi-Fi passwords to one of my Macs. AirDrop works to share photos / files / web pages Handoff does work for Safari to hand off an active page Sharing WiFi passwords certainly ...
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Why does the Note I shared via AirDrop to my Mac from my iPhone not show up in Notes.app?

I can successfully AirDrop the note from my personal iPhone to my work Mac (seems to work fine), but when I go to Notes.app on my Mac - the note is not there. I'm logged into Notes with iCloud on my ...
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Is there a quicker way to share a file with AirDrop on Mac?

I love AirDrop and often share files between computers using it. This is how you do it on macOS: Right-click on the file Move the mouse all the way down to "Share" and click on it Click on ...
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Airdrop Won't Airdrop to certain device?

I have a personal computer (MBP mid-2015), work computer (MBP 2018), iPad Air 2, iPhone 7plus, iPhone 8. All devices can send and receive Airdrop items except for the mid-2015 MBP. It will only ...
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sharingd wants to use the “.kc328-0” keychain

I was helping a coworker solve an issue with Xcode and followed these instructions https://stackoverflow.com/questions/24023639/xcode-command-usr-bin-codesign-failed-with-exit-code-1-...
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Picture AirDropping from iPhone every time I recieve a notification

I am using iOS 13.4.1 and macOS 10.15.4. Around 20 minutes ago I Airdropped a photo to my Mac. Now, every time I receive any notification on my iPhone the same photo Airdrops to my Mac, no matter if ...
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How do I completely disable AirDrop on iOS?

When attempt to share something the iOS sharing feature, AirDrop disrupts the experience and in many cases makes it unusable. I never ever use AirDrop, and certainly don't want to be offered the ...
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Is it possible to use AirDrop and Sidecar with a mac on a VPN?

I need to use a VPN on my mac from time to time. While I'm doing so, it interferes with the ability to use AirDrop and Sidecar. My VPN has the ability to whitelist certain apps, so is there a ...
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VPN breaks AirDrop, Sidecar etc. - any idea how to set up VPN to enable them?

My workplace uses Cisco AnyConnect VPN (but I have seen same problems with other VPNs as well, eg. here) and it seems to break AirDrop, Sidecar and similar Apple's local network services. While I am ...
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Can I airdrop an image from Chrome to my iPhone?

I don't want to share the web page or the link. I know we can do that today. I want to airdrop an image after right clicking on it or opening the image in new tab, airdrop directly to my iphone photo ...
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iPhone Airdrop can't find Macbook, but Macbook can find and airdrop to iPhone

I'm so stumped here. About 6 or so months ago, my iPhone stopped recognizing my 2012 Macbook Pro running High Sierra, and my work Macbook Pro 2013 now running Mojave. I recently got a new iPhone Xs ...
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Is there a way to automate an AirDrop between computers?

I'm currently playing around with different Mac processes and I had the idea to be able to send an AirDrop using an automated program, say, when a task is completed. No particular language. I have ...
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Missing Photos after airdropped from Mac to iPhone

I airdropped a folder of photos from my Macbook to iPhone. The photos are occupying the space (I confirmed from storage info) but they aren't showing up in Photos or in any other application. How can ...
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Transfer MKV files to iPhone using Airdrop on iOS 13 & iOS 14

For some time I've beeing using PlayerXtreme in order to watch mkv videos on my iPhone 8 and I was able to drop them into it from my MBP using Airdrop. But since iOS 13, my iPhone doesn't wants to ...
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How do I create an apple script that changes the destination folder of airdropped files?

I've downloaded the following apple script, which moves airdropped files to a specified folder (which I'll refer to as the Airdrop folder): property AIRDROP_FOLDER : "Macintosh HD:Users:pschorn:...
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How to scan for visible Airdrop devices via Applecript?

I'm trying to figure out a way to scan for nearby airdrop devices and display a list of them but I've had trouble finding relevant examples or documentation. Can anyone point me in the right direction?...
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Force airdrop images to be JPEG not HEIC

If i airdrop a photo from my iPhone (iOS 12.4.1) to my MacBook (OSX 10.3.6)the photo arrives as a .HEIC which some other programmes dont reconise. Is it possible to get airdrop to send .JPG / .JPEG ...
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How can I find and remove missing airdropped files from iPhone?

I airdropped two files separately from MacOs Catalina to iOS 13.1.2 on iPhone 7. The files were Install macOS Catalina.app and Install macOS Catalina.app.zip Each one more than 8 GB. after ...
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Airdrop option not showing Finder in mac

I need to transfer files from my iphone to mac using airdrop. But the airdrop tab is not showing in the finder sidebar. I tried finding the solution online on following links: https://support.apple....
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AirDrop over Access Point BLE/WiFi Mesh

Would it be possible to set up a BLE mesh so that IPhones and Macs could pair to the mesh, initiate AirDrop, and use the access points as wifi repeaters (or just run the data through the existing ...
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What Firewall settings needs to be enabled for Airdrop?

Which option in the built-in firewall in System Preferences needs to be enabled to allow AirDrop to receive files on a Mac? The Mac can currently see iPhone's and other devices in Airdrop, but does ...
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No prompt to accept files when Airdropped to myself?

Ive just airdropped a file from my phone (iPhone 8, iOS 12.x) to my computer (MacBook Pro, OSX 10.13.x). Both devices use the same Apple / iCloud ID. The file was received fine, but I was not ...
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Customizing AirDrop receive menu

When receiving a PDF sent by AirDrop to an iOS device, after I accept the AirDrop request on the target device, I'm presented with a list of apps that can handle the file, as in the image below. How ...
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Why won't the Control Center module let me turn on Airdrop on my iphone 8?

This has worked before in the past but I don't know why it doesn't work now. I used to be able to turn Airdrop on/off on my iphone by: Swiping up from the bottom of my phone Pressing and holding the ...
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How do I transfer a note with 6+ images from an iPhone to a Mac?

I take notes on my phone (text, to-do lists), take photos from within the notes (click (+) and "Take Photo or Video"), and then need to merge those notes into a larger report on my laptop. I am ...
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Transfer MKV files to VLC player on iPhone using Airdrop

I Airdropped a folder containing MKV files from my Mac to my iPhone. Where can I spot them on my iPhone 8? I am not able to see the Folder with the files. They don't seem to appear in VLC app as well....
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Keyboard shortcut in finder to launch >share via>airdrop

I'm for a way to share a group of selected files I have selected in the finder window, via airdrop, with a simple keyboard shortcut. since you can use cmd+c to copy, I thought there had to be a way I ...
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AirDrop: My iPhone appears as an option in my MacBook, but not the opposite

I'm trying to user AirDrop from my iPhone to Mac, but my device doesn't show up. But I can share from my Mac to my iPhone. It's can be something related to my company's internet connect because at ...
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Why can't my wife's iphone see my phone on Airdrop when I set it to “Contacts Only”

My wife and I both have Iphone 8 running 11.4 (or at least mine is 11.4) Very weird behavior that I noticed happened recently. I usually set my Airdrop to "Contacts Only" and leave it as such. I ...
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AirDrop on iPad turns off

The AirDrop feature on my iPad turns itself off (receiving off) after I turn it to receiving on. I have restarted the iPad and then AirDrop works for a few minutes and then I have the same issue. I ...
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How do I share a chrome tab via AirDrop?

I'd like to share my current Chrome page on macOS via AirDrop to an iOS device so that I can open it up in mobile Safari. If I use Safari on a desktop, this is easily done via: Share > AirDrop. Is ...
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Will AirDrop work between an OS X virtual machine and an iPhone?

I'm looking for an easy way to transfer files to my iPhone and I don't have a Mac. I was going to use VirtualBox or VMware Workstation Player.
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Disable AirDrop by writing DisableAirDrop to group com.apple.NetworkBrowser

I'd like to know if there's any difference in behavior when I try to set AirDrop off using sudo or as regular user : sudo defaults write com.apple.NetworkBrowser DisableAirDrop -bool YES defaults ...