8.4 Airdrop broken

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  1. AuroraProject macrumors 65816

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    Since updating to 8.4 my airdrop no longer works. The phone can see the iPad, but it never sends, and the iPad can't see any devices at all. We have 2 iPhones and 2 iPads and airdrop doesn't work on any of them.

    Anyone else?
     
  2. MWB1124 macrumors newbie

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    Same here. Device shows up immediately, but it just says 'waiting' after you tap it. I previously had this issue going between Mac and iOS, but now even iOS to iOS fails. It's a shame because AirDrop is fantastic when it works.

    Sometimes switching Airplane Mode on and off fixes it.
     
  3. I7guy macrumors G5

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    Just tried 5S to 5S, airdrop works properly. Even before 8.4 never really had any issues with airdrop.
     
  4. cynics macrumors G3

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    I used it last night between my friends iPhone 6+ and my iPad Air 2 both on 8.4. And I just tried it on my iPhone 5S to my iPad Air 2 both on 8.4 then from my iPhone 5S and iPad Air 2 to my iMac on OS X 10.10.4. They all worked flawlessly.

    Admittedly I've always had an hit or miss experience with AirDrop. Working fine for me right now though.

    I'd recommend resetting all the devices and trying again because it does work, its just not working for you right now for whatever reason.
     
  5. adamhenry macrumors 65816

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    I just checked and my IP6 to Mac still works fine. Did the settings get changed during update? Are you still discoverable for everyone?
     
  6. canesalato macrumors 6502a

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    between my mac and iPad it starts but fails with large files!
    Can Apple still do something new that works reliably?
     
  7. Pagemakers macrumors 68000

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    Works fine for me but Airdrop has always been as buggy as hell. It only ever works 50% of the time.
     
  8. I7guy macrumors G5

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    Seems to be different experiences for different people. 5S to 6, 5S to 5S, 5S to 6+, probably 97% success rate. Meaning when it doesn't work turning off the phone and then turning it back on usually resolves the issue.
     
  9. Pagemakers macrumors 68000

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    So if I have to do that (and I often do) it doesn't really work does it.
     
  10. Phil A. Moderator

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    I've never been able to get AirDrop to work properly or reliably and it's no different under 8.4 - sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't!
     
  11. I7guy macrumors G5

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    Not really. Does everything in your life work 100% the first time and everytime for the life of whatever it is?

    Having airdrop work 97 times out of 100 as far as I go, it just works.
     
  12. Pagemakers macrumors 68000

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    For me and my colleagues it's always been 40% of the time first time, so I'd call that a fail.
     
  13. I7guy macrumors G5

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    Different experiences across millions of devices (even looking at a broader cross-section than IOS) is not uncommon. I don't really hear major complaints about airdrop not working, your corner of the universe may be different.
     
  14. Pagemakers macrumors 68000

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    Conversely I've never heard many positive things about Airdrop so let's just agree to disagree.
     
  15. I7guy macrumors G5

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    Sure, I'll agree that two experiences discussed on MacRumors doesn't really make for any widespread sample of how a particular function may work (or not)
     
  16. Rhonindk macrumors 68020

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    Sometimes it works though it usually fails when I need it most. Just played around with it under 8.4 and it's still hit or miss. o_O
     
  17. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    AirDrop is always hit and miss for me. Nothing different in 8.4. Sometimes changing the visibility in control center works, sometimes you need a restart. I use it all the time anyway.
     
  18. I7guy macrumors G5

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    Just transferred 20 or so photos to an iPhone 6. Whole process took about 15 seconds. Very convenient.
     
  19. Pagemakers macrumors 68000

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    Yes and I can do the same, but I may not be able to in a hour or tomorrow without restarting something. That's the point people are trying to make.

    When I print to my printer it works every time.

    When I turn my TV on it works every time.

    When I boil the kettle it works every time .

    When I airdrop it works some of the time.
     
  20. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    Oh yeah, was able to push 50 TIFFs through it yesterday between an iPhone 5S on 8.3 and 1st gen Mini on 8.4. Took 10 minutes because they were huge files, but it worked.

    Pagemakers is spot on.
     
  21. I7guy macrumors G5

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    When I make a phone call sometimes I have to redial.

    My Car doesn't always start on the first time.

    My home internet connection slows down occasionally.

    AirDrop works consistently.
     
  22. Pagemakers macrumors 68000

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    You must have the only constantly working Airdrop I’ve ever heard of. Great for you.

    I suggest you change your car.
     
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  24. I7guy macrumors G5

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    I'll keep the car thanks.

    I'm not the only one where airdrop just works. Maybe you and Jessica have issues, but there are those who don't, which was my point to begin with. Maybe bring your phone into the store and see if your issues can be replicated.
     
  25. Pagemakers macrumors 68000

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    My iPhone 6
    My iPad Air 2
    My MacBook 2015
    My iMac
    My Mac Pro

    All perform the same with AirPlay. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't.
     

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