Airdrop not working between Mac and iOS

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by leacharm, Oct 14, 2014.

  1. leacharm macrumors newbie

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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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  2. KLinPA macrumors regular

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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!
     
  3. KurtWilde macrumors newbie

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    My Mac shows the phone and can drop stuff but phone can't see mac.
     
  4. leacharm thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you very much! It worked, appreciated:)

     
  5. KLinPA macrumors regular

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    Take a look at this http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6510 You need 10.10 Yosemite, wifi on both, Bluetooth on both and allow Airdrop on the phone -check the control center and try selecting "everyone". If this doesn't work, restart both the Mac and the phone.
     
  6. madeirabhoy macrumors 6502a

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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 :(
     

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