Airdrop IOS to laptop

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by ZeRoLiMiT, Nov 1, 2014.

  1. ZeRoLiMiT macrumors 6502a

    ZeRoLiMiT

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    #1
    I am trying to airdrop from iOS to OS X ...

    it works from

    OS X to iOS no problem
    iOS to OS X doesn't work

    macbook doesn't show up on my iOS device anyone know how to fix this!
    thanks!
     
  2. Fzang macrumors 65816

    Fzang

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    #2
    Beg your iOS device in a soft voice and sometimes, sometimes it might work.

    Having the same problem sometimes. Other times, I can Airdrop to my laptop without even opening Finder.
     
  3. Futhark macrumors 65816

    Futhark

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    #3
    If you have your iPhone or iPad in Do Not Disturb mode Airdrop will not work. Just a thought
     
  4. iltwtv macrumors newbie

    iltwtv

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    Had the same problem this morning. My iPhone icon appeared in AirDrop on my iMac, but my iMac icon did not appear on my iPhone in AirDrop. A reboot of my iMac seemed to fix it for now.
     
  5. Pjrufus macrumors 6502

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    I haven't been able to airdrop from ios to mac at all. The mac recognizes iPad and iPhone, but not the other way. I gave up and just use Dropbox when I need to move files.

    I don't use Dropbox for storage, just moving files. It's also the only way I could get my photos off iPad into a folder on mac.
     
  6. bushido Suspended

    bushido

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    It works for me but it takes like over a minute for the device to appear in the air drop menu
     
  7. venividivigor macrumors 6502

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    It'll work if you have AirDrop tab open in finder.
     

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