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Airdrop doesn't work on my iPhone 5...

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by corfio, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. macrumors member

    So I have a iPhone 5, never had the opportunity to try airdrop during the beta but yesterday. When me and my friend activated it on the two phones - my phone appeared to him ( he could send me files), but when I access the sharing menu it kept on saying that I need to activate airdrop in order to use it.

    Long story short after countless tries to send, hard resetting the phone, turning airdrop on/off - I couldn't "see" his device so I can send him picture. In the meanwhile I got few dozen pictures from him cause his devices was "seeing" mine..

    Anyone encountered this problem? Any suggestions? Thanks..
  2. macrumors 601

    Do bluetooth and WiFi both work and are they turned on?

    If one or the other didn't work that might explain why the phone doesn't think Airdrop is enabled.
  3. macrumors member

    They are both activated and my phone receives photos via airdrop. At the same time I cannot send because in the share menu it says that is not activated...
  4. macrumors 601

    I'd try a hard reboot and then a restore if the problem persists. Sounds like a bug.
  5. macrumors regular


    1) maybe your friend didnt turn on bluetooth
    2) there are two options for the Airdrop to work: first one is Contacts Only and second one is Everyone.. Try using the everyone option
    3) a bug?

    I could be wrong :p

    Edit: the problem I listed might be on your friend's side
  6. macrumors member

    I am having this exact same issue. Tested it with someone else and he could see me and send me multiple files, but I never saw him.

    I also did hard resets, reset all settings, still can't find others.

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