Air Drop on MacBook Pro can't see iOS devices

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  1. richardiju78 macrumors newbie

    richardiju78

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    Hello all,

    I am having a problem. I can use AirDrop between my iPhone 6 and iPad Air II but I can't see either device on my MacBook Pro (mid 2014) Mavericks.

    I am unable to share anything on my iOS devices to my MacBook. They are just not there. Are there any setting on my MacBook I need to adjust to see i devices on MacBook.

    Just to clarify, I can't see my MacBook Pro from my iPad or iPhone and I can't see iPad or iPhone from my MacBook Pro

    Also, I should include that when I open AirDrop on MacBook I don't see option to share with contact only or everyone. Options are not there.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. tekchic macrumors 65816

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    Airdrop is a bit janky. That being said, it's how I transfer a lot of books or magazines from my MBP to my iOS devices. To see my iOS devices, I sometimes end up having to toggle airplane mode (sometimes more than once) on iOS, and then make sure that the device is on when you select Share --> Airdrop. Make sure you have bluetooth and wifi turned on on all your devices as well.

    I've never seen my MBP pop up on the iOS devices to send something the other direction though. For me it's either been only one-way (MBP sends to iOS) or iOS to iOS. Not sure if that's just something weirdly configured on my end, but my iOS devices only seem to see other iOS devices.
     
  3. adamhenry macrumors 65816

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    Open Finder, click Airdrop, look at bottom of window.
     
  4. richardiju78 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    As I said, those options are not there. Right next to the words Airdrop it just continues to scan without doing anything.
     
  5. richardiju78 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Interesting to know I am not the only one with this problem. I am starting to wonder if I am going to have to take it in to see a Genius.
     
  6. adamhenry macrumors 65816

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    I just reread your OP and noticed that you are running Mavericks. You need Yosemite.
     
  7. richardiju78 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    If I need Yosemite than why do I have Airdrop in Mavericks?
     
  8. adamhenry macrumors 65816

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    Tranferring files to another Mac is supported in Mavericks but transferring files to an IOS device isn't.
    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT203106
     
  9. richardiju78 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That is so frustrating. Anyone know of any good apps to get around this problem?
     
  10. adamhenry macrumors 65816

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    Yosemite. :D
     
  11. deviant macrumors 65816

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    wait for El Cap. it's worth it.
     

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