Airdrop not working between Mac and iOS

leacharm

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 14, 2014
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I'm using iPhone 5 running iOS 8 and MacBook Air running OSX10.10 Yosemite Beta 6 but I am unable to airdrop files between the devices. In fact, Airdrop functionality on the macbook air is only indicating support between macs. Any advice please?

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KLinPA

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Aug 24, 2012
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I'm using iPhone 5 running iOS 8 and MacBook Air running OSX10.10 Yosemite Beta 6 but I am unable to airdrop files between the devices. In fact, Airdrop functionality on the macbook air is only indicating support between macs. Any advice please?

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It sounds like the iPhone isn't detectable for AirDrop.
Check for these settings on the iPhone
- check that you are signed in to iCloud (Settings>iCloud)
- wifi on and connected to the same network as Mac
- Bluetooth on
- within 30 feet or so of computer
- Control Center- swipe from bottom of screen, tap AirDrop and make the phone discoverable by contacts or everyone

Give the Mac and phone a moment or two to see each other.

Hope this helps!
 

leacharm

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 14, 2014
2
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Thank you very much! It worked, appreciated:)

It sounds like the iPhone isn't detectable for AirDrop.
Check for these settings on the iPhone
- check that you are signed in to iCloud (Settings>iCloud)
- wifi on and connected to the same network as Mac
- Bluetooth on
- within 30 feet or so of computer
- Control Center- swipe from bottom of screen, tap AirDrop and make the phone discoverable by contacts or everyone

Give the Mac and phone a moment or two to see each other.

Hope this helps!
 

madeirabhoy

macrumors 6502a
Oct 26, 2012
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didnt realise until i read that support article that macs older than 2012 can support mac to mac airdrop but not mac to iPad. which explains why i can't see my iPad in the window :(