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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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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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Can't find Airdropped PDF file from my Macbook on my iPad

Earlier today, I airdropped a PDF to my 2017 iPad Pro from my MacBook Pro Retina running Catalina. The iPad was asleep with Bluetooth turned off. The drop appeared successful as it discovered and ...
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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

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 ...
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Transfer app iPhone to iPad with WiFi but no internet connection?

So I’m at the airport and the WiFi has no internet connection. I installed an app on my phone using my data connection, but I would like to use/install it on my iPad. I was able to air drop a link to ...
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How can I run AirDrop from the Dock?

Heading says it all. I just want to run AirDrop from the Dock like any other app. Possible or not? How?
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Nothing shows up in Airdrop (macOS Sierra)

I have a problem on my Mac. About a month or so ago Airdrop just stoped working completely. When I go to Airdrop, in Finder, no computers are listed (even in a Mac Lab with 10+ Macs all with Airdrop ...
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How to make second mac a trusted contact?

I have two MBP 2016 and i used to have them set as trusted, meaning on airdrop If i would set contacts only it could see the other, now I have to select everyone instead. How can I make it a contact ...
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Airdrop not working; Bluetooth connected. Did all other troubleshooting too

I am trying to send some docs to my MacBook through Airdrop. Problem being, I have tried almost all suggested troubleshooting, tried restarting systems, took care if the devices were having DND mode ...
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AirDrop fails to transfer files from MacBook Pro to iPhone

I am unable to transfer a music file from my MacBook Pro (2015 model A 1398) to my iPhone 5s. Here are the messages shown on both the MacBook Pro and the iPhone: macOS: iOS: I have turned on Wi-Fi ...
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Why does airdrop work with my Macbook, but not iMac?

I have a 2011 Macbook Pro (Retina), and a 2011 iMac. Both are running macOS 10.12.6. I'm trying to share files between my iPad Mini 2 (retina) running iOS 10.3 using the app Groovebox. Airdrop ...
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AirDrop Not Working When Signed Into iCloud

I seem to only be able to AirDrop to/from one of my Apple devices to another if one of them is signed out of iCloud. I have all my devices (iPhone X, 2017 iMac High Sierra, 2017 MacBook Air High ...
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How to “print” a PDF on a Mac so that is automatically sent by AirDrop to an iOS device?

I heavily use my iPad Pro with pencil to go paperless. This works perfectly, but printing to paper from any Mac app is still much simpler than printing to the "paper-replacement", meaning to an iPad ...
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How to transfer the live photos to Mac via AirDrop?

Before the update to High Sierra, when I received live photos via AirDrop, the system always asked I want to save them to the downloads folder or import it into the Photos app. When I choosing the ...
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Why does AirDrop keep turning itself off?

I have iOS 11.2.2 Installed on an iPhone 8. Periodically, someone will try to send me something via AirDrop and it’s turned off. I NEVER turn it off. I never turn off Bluetooth. I do sometimes turn ...
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AirDrop to specific machine by hostname

I'm on a wifi network with a whole bunch of other computers, all of which have AirDrop set to "Allow me to be discovered by: Everyone." (And I do not control these other computers, so I can't go turn ...
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AWDL shows peer connected but cannot find iPhone via AirDrop

The MacBook Pro is running v10.11.6 and the iPhone is on v11.1.2, both devices can see other people's MacBooks and iPhones, but these particular two devices just won't see each other. Both devices ...
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Need help using AirDrop between iPhone 8 Plus and MacBook Air

I have an iPhone 8 Plus and a MacBook Air early 2014. I've been trying to use airdrop, but my iPhone is not finding my computer. Both devices Wi-Fi is on and connected, as is Bluetooth. On my ...
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Can I force AirDrop to work on High Sierra without WiFi hardware?

Note - my IMac doesn’t have a functioning WiFi card. The workaround to this before High Sierra was released now doesn’t work for me without a Wi-Fi Card to enable AirDrop. *additional information: ...
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My iCloud account name and AirDrop name do not match

I use my Apple ID on both a MacBook Pro (for work) and an iMac (at home). Here is the screenshot of my ID in System Preferences on my MBP. It looks fine. However my son at home had done a certain ...
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How do I AirDrop from a MacBook to its tethered iPhone?

My MacBook (OSX Yosemite 10.10.5) is tethered to my iPhone (10.0.2) in order to provide Internet access. How do I AirDrop from my Macbook to an app on my iPhone? Currently I have to use Dropbox, ie. ...
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Why can't I airdrop my notes from my mac to my iDevice?

In Notes app I have some notes stored: On My Mac my share menu though only gives me the following choices: when I click More... AirDrop is selected and at the top! Mail and Messages shows up, but ...
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How to make AirDrop images save on all OS devices?

Myself and my partner both have iPhones and usually take it in turns to take photos when we are together (so we do not end up with duplicates!). We then AirDrop them to each other's phones and they ...
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Where are the AirDrop files after transferring to Mac?

I used AirDrop for the first time to move files from my iPhone to my MacBook. I read the brief information on the MacBook itself when set it up. The files transferred but I can't find them. They were ...