Airdrop

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by iczster, Nov 3, 2014.

  1. iczster macrumors member

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    Oct 23, 2014
    #1
    I've got a really annoying problem with Airdrop between iOS 8 and my macbook.

    All I get for the icon is Apple Inc. it doesnt show macbook or my iphone as the destination. It still works but I would like to identify my devices across my network.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. neutrino23 macrumors 68000

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    Feb 14, 2003
    Location:
    SF Bay area
    #2
    It is unclear to me how it still works if you can't see your device as the destination.

    I really like AirDrop but I have found it to not work consistently.

    Here is what I do to get it to work.

    In OS X I relaunch the Finder. Option click on the Finder icon in the dock to see the option to relaunch.

    If that doesn't help then in iOS turn Airplane mode on then off. Or try just turning BlueTooth off then on.

    So far this has always worked. In one case I restarted my iOS device but that was before I figured out that relaunching the Finder also helped.
     
  3. Scott1012 macrumors member

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    Oct 16, 2011
    #3
    I have a similar problem. When I turn Bluetooth on with my Mac Book Pro 2011, it sends a message to my iPhone 6 plus to "pair" and sends a code number to both the phone and computer that matches. I then press OK and then it spins on my computer and finally says it cannot connect.

    Strange!
     

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