Airdrop from iPhone to Mac issues

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by fenjen, Oct 29, 2014.

  1. fenjen macrumors 6502


    Nov 9, 2012
    Hi guys,

    I've noticed that my airdrop from my Mac to my iPhone works great and just how you would expect, but not the other way around. I just couldn't get my iPhone to see my mac. I searched on google but without avail.

    Finally the solution I found (by accident) to get it working is to pair the iPhone and Mac through system preferences on the mac (although I'm not sure if this is necessary), then I have to open the Airdrop folder on Mac, but also the bluetooth system preference panel (to get the mac detectable I presume). If I don't open the bluetooth panel, my iPhone doesn't see my mac at all.

    I presume this is a bug of some kind?
  2. twintin macrumors 6502

    Aug 10, 2012
    It's a common issue most of us have. Bluetooth paring works for some (most often for a short period) and not for others. This is however not how it is supposed to work.

    AirDrop is simply buggy and the best solution is s to wait for updates.
  3. vegetassj4 macrumors regular


    Oct 16, 2014

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