AirDrop not working with iOS 8 and Yosemite?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by TheChia, Jun 8, 2014.

  1. TheChia macrumors newbie

    Jun 4, 2014
    Everything is turned on both devices.. why isn't it working? Not even showing up on the Mac under airdrop.
  2. jashsayani macrumors regular


    Feb 7, 2009
    San Jose, CA
    I was able to transfer images from iPhone to Mac. But Mac to iPhone did not work. Might have to wait for the next beta.
  3. TitsLegendary macrumors 6502

    Jun 12, 2013
    It's not working on mine either. I've got a 5s running 8.0 beta 1 and a late 2011 MBP funning Yosemite.
    When I turn on airdrop on the iphone to "everyone" nothing shows up". When I turn it on on the Mac, I get a "Airdrop with older Macs: On" and that's it. Wondering what I'm doing wrong or if it's a bug.

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  4. K4LK macrumors 6502


    Jun 18, 2009
    Same here.
  5. Dezmond macrumors member

    Apr 16, 2014
    Weird I can send files from Mac to iPhone but iPhone to Mac never seems to work. I do see the icon, Airdrop on my Mac sees my phone but never the option to send it.
  6. Fzang macrumors 65816


    Jun 15, 2013
    Late 2013 rMBP running Beta 4 and iPhone 5S running iOS 8.02. Works without a hitch.
  7. ZeRoLiMiT macrumors 6502a


    Jun 6, 2010
    Southern California
    I have a late Macbook Pro 2011 also but some wifi/Bluetooth chips are not compatible. check this thread out. Thats how I got mine working
  8. MacVidCards Suspended

    Nov 17, 2008
    Hollywood, CA
    if this is only choice then it won't work with iOS devices without BT/WiFi upgrade/hack
  9. averynkh macrumors newbie

    Sep 26, 2014
    mine same, my imac doesnt even have the option about who to sharing with either, my imac was working with airdrop before with another imac, this is first time i tried with ios8, from yosemite beta 3 until now beta 5, still couldnt work with my iphone 6 plus.. sighh... but my home's macbook has no issue with airdrop, whats different? they are same yosemite beta version :confused:

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  10. Donka macrumors 68030


    May 3, 2011
    I have this issue. I can see my iPhone on the Mac under Airdrop and send files to it but the Mac doesn't show up as an Airdrop recipient on the iPhone so I can't send from the iPhone to my Mac.
  11. imac wannabe macrumors regular

    imac wannabe

    Sep 1, 2011
    Appleton, WI
  12. KurtWilde macrumors newbie

    May 12, 2008
    My Mac shows my phone but the phone won't show my mac, which is the direct I really want to airdrop things.
  13. Trouble1 macrumors member

    Nov 18, 2007

    Trying to AirDrop a photo from iPad mini (latest) to MBP late 2013. The MBP shows the iPad and iPad mini shows the MBP. The iPad indicates "Declined".

    What am I doing wrong?
  14. thedeske macrumors 6502a

    Feb 17, 2013
    Works here both ways, but I have to use the airdrop window to get the iphone to show up on the Mac. For some reason choosing airdrop from a share icon doesn't ID the phone.

    Perhaps 8.1 will clear it up.
  15. KurtWilde macrumors newbie

    May 12, 2008
    That's what I'm hoping.

    Airdrop is working Mac to phone for me and I really would use it phone to Mac. Haven't found any solution with anything I've tried.
  16. Donka macrumors 68030


    May 3, 2011
    I have it working both ways now but it is still very hit or miss and just not consistent. I'm hoping for some improvement soon.
  17. windywalks macrumors 6502

    Mar 12, 2004
    I wanted to place the blame for not being able to use Mac to iPhone AirDrop and vice-versa on my 6 plus not being iOS 8.1 yet but as of today my iPhone seamlessly connects as an Instant Hotspot but I'm trying to Airdrop both from and to my Mac, a late 2013 13" rMBP, to no avail. The devices just don't seem to see each other.

    I now narrowed it down to the iPhone and have tried to reset the network settings, removing all paired devices from the Bluetooth prefs and still nothing.
    An iPhone 5 i also have has no problems using AirDrop with the same computer.

    Any ideas except trying a restore on the iPhone 6 plus?
  18. Donka macrumors 68030


    May 3, 2011
    Airdrop its just frustratingly inconsistent IMHO and just not reliable at the moment. A shame because if it was reliable, it would be a great tool for iOS and mac.
  19. JuryDuty macrumors 6502


    Sep 22, 2014
    Ugh. Still not working for me either. Ipad Mini Retina 8.1 to 2014 MBPro Yosemite.

    Not sure this one was ready to release...
  20. Brittany246 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 21, 2013
    The same thing happened with me. It only worked from mac to iPhone. My mac wouldn't show up on my iphone.

    Do this to see if it works. Settings > Security & Privacy > Firewall > Firewall Options... > Uncheck "Block all incoming connections"

    I think the phone has to be on in order to show up as well.
  21. fiveainone macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2011
    I posted this in the other AirDrop thread, hopefully it'll help someone.

    Try restarting both devices.

    Make sure you click on the AirDrop on the computer first and have it see your phone, THEN tap the share button the phone. If you bring up Share on the phone first, before your computer detects the phone, it won't show up.
  22. aussieinjapan macrumors member

    Jun 30, 2010
    Yes, you did and thank you for your advice !! This is why I come to here to get advice, very helpful people like you ! but still didnt work......but thank you !
  23. chennylou macrumors newbie

    Jul 29, 2013
  24. KLinPA macrumors regular


    Aug 24, 2012
    Make sure both Mac and iOS have wifi and Bluetooth on. On the iphone or iPad, check control center and turn on Airdrop for contacts or everyone. Give the devices a minute to recognize each other. If it doesn't work, sign out of iCloud. My phone was seeing the Mac, but my Mac wasn't seeing my phone. I signed out of iCloud on the phone then back in.

    When it asks you to save a copy of calendar, contacts etc, you can choose to delete as long as you know everything is in icloud correctly. If you do save and it's in iCloud, when you turn it back on, it will merge them and create annoying duplicates.

    If it's still not working, check compatibility. Not all macs are able to use airdrop to iOS. They have to be 2012 or later.
  25. GlenK macrumors 6502a


    Aug 1, 2013
    St. Augustine, FL
    iPhone 6 and AirDrop not working. Also can't get MarkUp to work either.

    Late 2011 MBP and I thought these would work.

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