Airdrop from iPhone to Mac issues

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

  1. fenjen macrumors 6502

    fenjen

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    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

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    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

    vegetassj4

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