AirDrop does not work – so the service goes again

Airdrop not work and you can not exchange files between iPhone and other devices: Basically you need for the feature only one active Wi-Fi connection and Bluetooth switched on. We tell you what can it be, when the time does not work and how it is going best to eliminate the problem.

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With AirDrop Apple called its data exchange feature that can send her comfort photos, videos, websites, and other data between iPhones and / or Macs. Thanks Airdrop their data between any and all devices can send. Since iOS 8 (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch) and OS X Yosemite for Macs and Macbooks does the data exchange via AirDrop for the first time across platforms - that is, you can use the function for the first time between iPhone and Mac. Of course, the feature is available under iOS 10 &# 8211; at least if all goes as it should.

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AirDrop does not work: If the conditions are met?

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AirDrop is actually relatively simple to use and should work smoothly for the most. You must install a separate app or other software for the function, but simply have to have the proper IOS version and the corresponding device model.

Have you installed iOS 7 or higher on your iPhone - or OS X Lion on a Mac - should show up to share files using AirDrop the option directly. Do you have at least iOS 7 installed, the following devices are compatible with AirDrop:

  • iPhone 5 or later
  • iPad 4th generation or later
  • iPad mini or later
  • iPod touch 5th generation or later
  • All Macs from 2012 except the Mac Pro (Mid 2012)

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Will you AirDrop across devices &# 8211; So take advantage of touch from Mac to iPhone, iPad or iPod &# 8211; do you need any of the above devices and a Mac that is at least 2012 and at least OS X Yosemite installed. If the data is sent only from Mac to Mac, you need at least these devices:

  • MacBook Pro (Late 2008) or later, except for the MacBook Pro (17&# 8243 ;, the end of 2008)
  • MacBook Air (Late 2010) or later
  • MacBook (Late 2008) or later, except for the white MacBook (Late 2008)
  • iMac (Early 2009) or later
  • Mac mini (Mid 2010) or later
  • Mac Pro (Early 2009 with AirPort Extreme card or mid-2010)

Otherwise you can hold you to this rule: if AirDrop is displayed in the menu bar in the Finder on your Mac, it is on the Mac. In iOS you go instead to the control center to indicate the availability of AirDrop. If Airdrop not appear, you should check whether your device is compatible in any case first. If this is the case, but you can not send data, we show you in the next section some solutions.

Airdrop: No receiver &# 8211; solution

A major problem with Airdrop that the recipient, so anyone want to send to the her, does not appear. Situated on the Mac therefore first ensure that their AirDrop is enabled in the Finder menu bar. Look for this purpose at the bottom of the window to the message I'm viewed. behind when nobody is, AirDrop is disabled. Clicking in this case no one, and instead each chooses. On an iOS device you go to the Control Center by their wipes from the bottom of the screen upwards. then taps on the next screen, click AirDrop and selects any of here.

If you want to perform a data exchange between a Mac and an iPhone, but can not see a contact in the calculator window, ensures that it is also open there the AirDrop window. Only then it will be displayed using Bonjour in the net. In the AirDrop window are you then possible recipients that are located in the vicinity indicated to success.

OS X Yosemite

AirDrop does not work: As you AirDrop on the iPhone activated

AirDrop works on your iPhone not, may have other reasons. First, you should make sure that their Wi-Fi and Bluetooth have activated simultaneously before you can start data transfer. If you want files received, you can on the iPhone simply open the control center. To do this you runs his finger from the bottom of the screen upwards &# 8211; There is a AirDrop option directly. If not already turned on before, the iPhone activates automatically Bluetooth and searches for a wireless network. In addition, you can specify who is allowed to send you data and for whom you are visible. Here, you choose either "Contacts" or any and are either visible only to people who belong to your contacts or just for everyone.

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14.11.2017

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