Airdrop not working

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by James83448, Nov 19, 2015.

  1. James83448 macrumors regular


    Jun 4, 2015
    I am having problems trying to Airdrop any file from my IP6s to my rMBP (and vice versa) - I can't see the other device.

    I've tried adding myself to my contact list, and selecting "Allow me to be contacted by: contacts only", which didn't work. I've also tried changing that to "Allow me to be contacted by: Everyone", which again did not work.

    I am signed into the same iCloud account on both devices, same wifi network, both have bluetooth turned on and they are right next to each other (i.e. not in different rooms).

    Can anybody please offer any advice?
  2. rigormortis macrumors 68000


    Jun 11, 2009
    allow contacted from everyone
    wifi and bluetooth on
    devices do not need to be on the same iCloud account
    mac should be in finder and in the airdrop folder

    mac and iPhone should see each other fine

    if mac is an older model, you need to put it in legacy mode by clicking on "don't see who you are looking for"

    mac and iPhone should be on current versions of their operating systems

    iPhone needs to be unlocked. if the iPhone is locked and the screen off, it won't show up on the mac

    thats about it, it should work.

    they do not need to be on the same wifi network

    the mac should see the iPhone on the finder / airdrop screen
    the iPhone should see the mac come up in the list of clients when you click on the share button

    apple says to check to make sure personal hotspot is tuned off on the iPhone
    and check the mac book pro retina is 2012 or older
  3. James83448 thread starter macrumors regular


    Jun 4, 2015
    I am always clicking Airdrop within finder, and from the share menu of iOS, my rMBP never pops up. Nor can I ever see my IP6 when in Airdrop on the rMBP.

    Even with allow contacted from everyone, I can't see either device.

    I was already doing everything you said in your post, but to no avail.

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