Does airdrop work on the X!l?

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  1. drdoomsday2028 macrumors newbie

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    I am trying to send pix from my iPhone 6 Plus to my X and have airdrop enabled on both but nothing happens. Nothing pops up saying that one sees the other to tap and send the pix. What am I doing wrong?
     
  2. thedru13 macrumors regular

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    Works fine for me. I have been able to transfer from my ipx to my ipad and to my mac.
     
  3. webbuzz macrumors 68000

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    Just AirDropped a pic from my X to iPad Air.

    Select picture > Action Button > You should see your other iPhone > Tap iPhone 6
     
  4. mke23e macrumors newbie

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    i have the same problem. I was trying to send pics from my 7plus to the X but it would not show up even if I selected air drop - everyone. It seems the 2 posters above airdropped from X to ipads. I wonder if it has anything to do with the 7plus being my phone that was transferred to the X. I am able to airdrop to my wifes 8.
     
  5. webbuzz macrumors 68000

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    Settings > General AirdDrop > Contacts or Everyone

    edit: nvm, I missed that you tried that
     
  6. drdoomsday2028 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I selected 488 pix but don’t see an action button or my X
     
  7. webbuzz macrumors 68000

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    Tried iPhone X to my old 6 Plus and it didn’t work.
     
  8. mke23e macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, looks like it has something to do with the phones both being registered to you or being a transfer/backup of the other. Maybe its a problem if both phones have the same name, such as "Mke23e's iphone".
     
  9. myscrnnm macrumors 65816

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    I haven’t had any problems using AirDrop. Just gotta make sure it’s enabled in Settings.
     
  10. D.T. macrumors G3

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    Yeah, my old 6S+ isn't showing up, the new X is definitely renamed, it was restored from the 6 backup, so must be something about unique ID that's not present in two phones sharing some config value passed over via backup.

    However, AirDrop works from my X to my wife's 7 and my 15" MBP.
     
  11. drdoomsday2028 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Apple chat support says it might be that my iPhone 6 Plus is on iOS 9 (even though its a feature of iOS 9) and might be a compatibility issues. Can others confirm this?
     
  12. D.T. macrumors G3

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    Oh yeah, just to clarify, my 6S+ is on 11.1, same as my X. Let me find my daughters 6S, it's on 11.x, but that would at least show a 6 series working with the X (in case there's any suspicion of like a hardware incompatibility).
     
  13. will.s87 macrumors member

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    Transferred from a 6S+ to my X. Just had the set both phones to receive from everyone.

    Edit: 6S+ was on 10.3.3
     
  14. drdoomsday2028 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sucks for me. On to plan b
     
  15. Ntombi macrumors 68040

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    Were both phones registered to your iCloud? That might be my problem. I tried to airdrop from my old 7 to my current X, and it wouldn’t show up, even though it was set to “everyone.”
     
  16. drdoomsday2028 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Not a hardware issue. An iOS compatibility issue in regards to me being on iOS 9
     
  17. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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  18. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    It's been 6 years and Apple still can't get Airdrop to work well on any of its other hardware.

    What makes you think the X is going to be different?
     
  19. will.s87 macrumors member

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    No, different iCloud.
     
  20. MJMoon321 macrumors newbie

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    I FINALLY figured it out! We have to remove our old iPhone from the devices under our Apple ID. To do this on your new phone go to settings>Apple ID>click on your old phone at the bottom>then click "remove from account". Now my airdrop works between my iPhone X and macbook! Amen
     
  21. DNichter macrumors G3

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    No issues with mine. Airdrop has been perfect for me since iOS 11.
     

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