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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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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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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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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 is Airdrop not available between iPhone and old MBP

Since 10.10 and iOS 8, AirDrop is available between Mac OS and iOS if you have a fairly recent Mac (>= 2012 for MacBook Pro) and I don't understand what changed between 2011 and 2012. I know that for ...
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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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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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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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Devices not showing up for AirDrop

I have iPhone 5 (with iOS 8.3) MacBook Pro Early 2013 (with OS X Yosemite 10.10.3) iPad Air (with iOS 8.3) My iPhone is paired with the MacBook, so e.g when my phone rings, I can see it in my ...
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How to distinguish between multiple AirDrop connections?

I have iMac A, MacBook Pro B, and MacBook Pro C. I want to copy a file from A to B and C using AirDrop. The problem is that I have multiple instances of the B and C machines showing up in AirDrop. I ...
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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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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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Use AirDrop between iPhone and older Macs (need “Don't see who you're looking for?” button on Mac)

I have a new Mac Mini, an old MacBook (which supports AirDrop but has on old Bluetooth module) and an iPhone. When I need to AirDrop between my macs, in Mac Mini's AirDrop panel appear a button "Don'...
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Macbook and iPhone not discoverable on bluetooth or airdrop

I am unable to use the AirDrop feature between my iPhone6s (iOS 9) and my 2014 MBP running OSX 10.11.1 (Mavericks). The jPhone won't show up in the MBP's AirDrop window (accessed from Finder>Go>...
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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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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 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 won't send files, says recipient has declined request

Airdrop on my 8mth old iMac has stopped sending docs through airdrop. It can receive ok but when trying to send it comes back with a message saying recipient has declined the request. No messages are ...
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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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Is it possible to airdrop a video/photo to another ios device while playing it using airplay?

I have some photo on my Ipad and i am showing them to my friend, using airplay, can i airdrop that specific video /photo to her ios device without stopping airplay?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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AirDrop: Bluetooth or Wi-Fi?

How does AirDrop work? I thought it is just Bluetooth, but I am starting to doubt that now. Whenever I turn AirDrop on, my Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are automatically turned on. If I turn the Wi-Fi off, ...
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does a 4K GoPro video airdropped into an iOS device take up space?

I took two 4K videos of about 1 and 2 minutes each on a GoPro and since I couldn't get the full resolution videos directly from the GoPro iPad app, I used AirDrop on a MacBook to send them to the iPad....
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What is the radio frequency of Airdrop transmission?

I know the Airdrop uses WiFi direct to send the packet, but what is the radio frequency of it so I can capture the traffic. Is the WiFi 2.4Ghz, 5Ghz or both?
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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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Cannot use AirDrop on my Mac running Yosemite

I am trying to use AirDrop to copy some files to my iPad Air 2 but have some problems. In my AirDrop folder, it never asked me whether I want to share it with Contact or Everyone. I have my ipad ...
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AirDrop between Mid-2013 MacBook Air and iPhone 6S not working

I have a MacBook Air from Mid-2013 and the new iPhone 6S, both running their newest OS (Yosemite and iOS 9). According to Apple, AirDrop only works on these machines: Use AirDrop between iOS ...
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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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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 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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Airdrop not working

Occasionaly I need to transfer files between laptops (when I don't have internet for example). Through my experience Airdrop actually worked less than 5% of the time, the other 95% the devices never ...
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AirDrop: How to access AirDrop from command line?

I was looking for an option to use Airdrop to sync a set of directories between two computers. I want to achieve this wirelessly (hence chose Airdrop without having the computers connect on a network ...
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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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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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How to change computer name as it shows up in AirDrop?

I use AirDrop quite often to quickly send pictures that I take on my iPhone, to my Mac. The problem is, I have several Macs (all of them are Mac minis) and when I activate AirDrop on my iPhone, they ...
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Airdrop is not working with my Mac

I have a Macbook air 11 inch early 2014 with Mac os X 10.11.5 installed. I can't send or receive from my mac to any other iOS device. If I want to send something to my iPhone, the iPhone never scans ...
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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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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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Airdrop Name is Incorrect

I have both an iPhone 6 Plus and a Macbook Pro, and both have Airdrop. On my iPhone, the name of my mac is correct, but on my mac, the name is of one of my contacts. The contact only has a name and a ...