Questions tagged [airdrop]

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

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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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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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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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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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Airdropped video missing on iphone 5

My husband airdropped a video to me. I accepted, it showed the download timer, when finished, I looked for it, but can't find it anywhere in my phone. My husband went to try to send it to me again and ...
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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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AirDrop: Problem with previous file sender

The story is like this: File was trying to be sent via Airdrop, I can't receive the file, both of us were on the Airdrop window, nothing happens. Quit the connection. Days later, Airdrop still shows ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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“Debugging” Air drop on Mac

I have a mac the never sees other air drop devices (although they see each other) and no devices can see it. The machine is MBP Retina. Continuity is working on it: you can switch to the app that you ...
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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 cannot discover user in Airdrop when open personal hotspot?

When my iPhone opens the personal hotspot, I cannot find other users via Airdrop. What is the theory behind it?
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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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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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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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AirDrop shardingd error

Trying to debug AirDrop issues on the mac with an iPad mini 4th gen (both up-to-date). Basically on the Mac I can see the iPad (most of the time) and I can transfer files, however I can never see the ...