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Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by cowgirl4517, Jan 17, 2017.
Both will airdrop with other people but not each other. iPhone is IOS 10.2 and Mac is El Captain.
I occasionally have problems, but for the most part it works flawlessly. Sometimes you just need to stable bluetooth and Wifi on both devices and it will then see each other.
Restart your WiFi router. My buddy was having the same problem and that resolved it.
I used to have a lot of issues with airdrop with El Capitan. Had to continuously restart things and airplane mode the phone. No problems with macOS Sierra though.
Restart everything including the router and try again maybe even try a PRAM and SMC reset on the Mac. Like mentioned above I would occasionally have this problem as well but that would fix it. It seems to be fine since Sierra for me but I don't use it too often.
AirDrop uses bluetooth to setup what is essentially a wifi direct connection for transfer so both will need to be on. If I wasnt in the middle of a large network transfer I would try disconnecting my Mac from the router to see if it still works. Since it uses wifi direct you shouldn't even need to be connected to a network, this is how it can work when you are aren't on a wifi network on iOS devices but wifi will still need to be on.