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CLS7

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Jul 13, 2016
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The Airdrop on my iPhone 12 Pro Max seems not to work in iOS 16 PB2. It can see my iMac and also the iMac can see the iPhone. But in the iPhone it says just "Waiting". Can not see any error messages on the iMac. Yes, of course both having Airdrop enabled. Any ideas?
 

ediks

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Nov 17, 2015
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it was like this on previous beta too, i noticed it on my ipad pro
 

heatherburks

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Nov 24, 2019
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On ios16 now and this is doing this on mine and my husbands phone. Did y’all ever find a solution?
 

AMTYVLE

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Sep 23, 2014
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Florida
This happened to us yesterday as well. Went to AirDrop a link to someone sitting 5 feet away from me they wouldn't get it. Made sure AirDrop was turned on for Contacts only - we're both contacts in each other's phone...obviously. Never worked. Texted the link instead.

Both on iOS 16.0.1 on 14PM.
 
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SirGadwall

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Oct 6, 2015
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Having this problem also. Just gets stuck on "waiting" but the receiver never gets a message. 14PM > 14P and vice versa
 
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Bexx

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Apr 4, 2012
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Posted about this in this thread as well: Air Drop Problem

Can only send under "other people" but not contacts. No issues sending to my own devices.

Happens when my husband sends to me as well. I have a 14 Pro and he has an X.

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christian.terra

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Sep 30, 2014
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Posted about this in this thread as well: Air Drop Problem

Can only send under "other people" but not contacts. No issues sending to my own devices.

Happens when my husband sends to me as well. I have a 14 Pro and he has an X.

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Did you try turning bluetooth and wifi OFF, hard resetting, and then turning back on? Also try to change the phone number/email tag connected to the iphone in contacts to "iPhone" or "iCloud."
 

T Coma

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Dec 3, 2015
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Flyover Country, USA
iPhone SE 15.7 <—> M1 MBP 16”

Worked fine for the first 10 or so transfers a few months ago. Then it started getting erratic. Then it got quite unreliable. Now the most dependable way to transfer files is by attaching them to a new Note, then syncing phone to Mac or vice versa. Kind of a non-Apple hack. Sad!
 

contacos

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Nov 11, 2020
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Mexico City living in Berlin
Doesn’t work between iPhone XS Max and iPhone 12 Pro Max anymore either. The other device just doesn’t get a pop up to receive it. In fact, the other day I got the „failed“ pop up randomly a day later!
 
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