Air drop does not work? help!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Popis1991, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. Popis1991 macrumors member

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2011
    Location:
    Sweden
    #1
    Hey!
    I just tried transferring some files from my iMac to my Macbook pro and when i send them through Air drop it says that the transferal was canceled immediately after i tried to send something, why is that? Then i tried to send something from my macbook pro to my iMac and i got an error message that said" The apple id certificate for "xxx iMac" is invalid. the transfer has been canceled. How do i fix this?!?!? help!!!
     
  2. cocky jeremy macrumors 68040

    cocky jeremy

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2008
    Location:
    Columbus, OH
    #2
    Not sure, but you can try what i tried. Restart Finder on both Macs. It fixed my issue.
     
  3. blueroom macrumors 603

    blueroom

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2009
    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    #3
    AirDrop isn't supported on some older AirPort adapters (2006 20" iMac for example)
     
  4. camardelle macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2011
    Location:
    Texas
    #4
    That worked like a charm CJ. Thanks a bunch for the tip.
     
  5. cocky jeremy macrumors 68040

    cocky jeremy

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2008
    Location:
    Columbus, OH
    #5
    No problem. I had the same general issue a week or so ago. Got the idea from the Apple support forums. :D
     
  6. alksion macrumors 68000

    alksion

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2010
    Location:
    Los Angeles County
    #6
    My brother has a 2008 24" iMac 2.8GHz C2D running 10.7.2 and airdrop is nowhere to be found. I tried searching for it, enabling it system preferences or finder preferences, but nothing worked. I find this extremely odd and quite confusing.
     
  7. huskyte macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2010
    Location:
    Dottikon (CH)
    #7
    Nothing to worry about, the 2008 iMac8,1 does not support airdrop, so you're fine
     
  8. cantueso macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2009
    #8
    But you can cincunvent that. Look for "activating airdrop in older macs". Works flawessly in my Mini 3.1 and late 2008 iMac.
     
  9. qeemat.com macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2012
    #9
    read this...

    I think that it has something to do with the built-in Wi-Fi in these devices. You don't need to be connected to a Wi-Fi network to share files, but I think that you have to have Wi-Fi capability in order for AirDrop to work.
     
  10. alksion macrumors 68000

    alksion

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2010
    Location:
    Los Angeles County
    #10
    Haha.. Facepalm.. Then takes a nice walk of shame..

    Interesting, I'll have to look into this!
     
  11. bauyeung macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2012
    Location:
    Shanghai
    #11
    Turn on AirDrop for those older models running Lion

    I successfully turn on this function on my 2008 iMac (upgraded to Lion) which is officially not supporting AirDrop.

    Try if it works for you:

    - Run terminal,
    - type "defaults write com.apple.NetworkBrowser BrowseAllInterfaces 1" and hit enter
    - restart

    You shall see the AirDrop in your finder! :cool:
     

Share This Page