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Questions tagged [airdrop]

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

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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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iOS devices see Mac in AirDrop, but not vice versa

I've been having this problem for a while now. My MacBook Pro (running Mojave) can see my iOS devices, but my iOS devices can't see the MacBook. This problem occurs intermittently (it was working fine ...
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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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AirDrop on macOS turns itself discoverable for No One

I often have trouble sending stuff to my MacBook. When I then go to AirDrop, I see the setting for who to be discovered by has flipped back to No One. I would prefer this to stay on for Everyone. Any ...
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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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Stop opening finder/photos when airdrop

When I send a photo to my MacBook (macOS 10.14) from my iPhone via AirDrop, finder opens and steals focus. When I send a photo to my iPhone (iOS 11) from my MacBook via Airdrop, Photos opens. How do ...
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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 ...
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What happens to AirDropped files on the iPad that do not prompt the user to open an app? [duplicate]

When I AirDrop a file to my iPad, with no app installed to open the file type, the prompt still appears on the iPad that the file is being transferred. After the transfer completes, nothing happens. ...
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Does AirDrop resize pictures - AirDrop photo resolution

Does AirDrop alter images in any way to reduce size for faster transfer or the "Preparing" is preparing the package for tranfer, involving no image resize/compression?
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An Apple TV tried to AirDrop me a system diagnosis archive. What happened?

I was using my macbook, which is running macOS Sierra 10.12.1 (build 16B2555), normally until this airdrop notification appeared: Out of curiosity, I accepted the AirDrop and an archive started ...
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AirDrop photo from iPhone to Macbook Pro says “waiting…” then “rejected”

What I'm doing: Open Photos on iPhone (7 plus, iOS 10.2.0) Tap share icon Wait for my laptop identity to appear in AirDrop section Tap on my own face 😶 (i.e., laptop identity) Result: My face says,...
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iPhone 7 Plus not appearing on Airdrop

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 ...
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Why does AirDrop only sometimes require me to open the AirDrop window on my desktop?

When I'm sending things to my desktop from my iPhone, it randomly doesn't show my computer until I open up AirDrop in the Finder. Does anyone know why this is? (it just shows the blue circles instead ...
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Mac won't appear on AirDrop until I open the “Air Drop” folder in finder

I've run into a rather minor, albeit annoying issue with Airdrop where my Mac Mini won't appear on the AirDrop section of the share sheet on my iPhone until I open the "AirDrop" folder in Finder on my ...
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Does wifi need to be on for AirDrop, even if using ethernet connection?

My iMac is connected to my network with an ethernet cable - as such I have turned wifi off, to ensure that I am using the wired network, rather than the much slower wifi network. AirDrop never seems ...
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Transfer folder from MacBook to iPad

I want to transfer folder that contains many video files from MacBook to iPad. I don't want to use iCloud. I use AirDrop. Is there any 3rd party App, or how can I easily transfer and see the files in ...
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How do I disable AirDrop in the macOS Share menu?

The settings for the Share menu provide no option for disabling AirDrop: Is there some other way to accomplish this? Instructions at How can AirDrop be disabled? have no effect.
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AirDrop Photo Wrong

When I open AirDrop on my Mac (10.12.2), my iPhone (10.2) shows up but the picture is wrong. I'm not even sure who it is or where it comes from. My wife's picture is correct though. I've checked my ...
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How to connect iPhone with MacBook using AirDrop?

I have MacBook pro and iPhone 5S. when I tried to send file from MacBook to iPhone using AirDrop my laptop not finding my iPhone. Is there is any solution or additional settings needed?
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How to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone via Airdrop?

This may sound like an easy question, but it's pretty complicated as I found. I just want to simple, open my Photos application on my Mac, choose a couple / multiple of pictures to send via Airdrop ...
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Airdrop w/o cellular and internet

I read that Airdrop will work without internet access. Will Airdrop work without access to a cellular network? Thanks
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MacBook Pro WiFi doesn't work when Bluetooth is on

I want to use AirDrop to transfer some photos from iPhone to my MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014) running on OS X El Capitan 10.11.6. AirDrop requires both WiFi and Bluetooth to be turned on. ...
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Airdrop not working in mac ( OSX 10.11.6 El Capitan ) with iPhone 6s (iOS 9.3.5)

Problem: Airdrop is not working in Macbook pro 2015 model ( OSX 10.11.6 El Capitan ) with iPhone 6s (iOS 9.3.5). Both OS are latest updated. Note: Tried mac connecting with two iphones (6 ans 6s). ...
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How to access notifications for AirDrop

AirDrop is somewhat flaky for me in general, but I am having a frustrating problem finding transferred files from my computer to my iPad. My iPad shows up as a possible destination when I start the ...
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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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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 ...