Does iMac 2011 allow Airdrop to/from IOS 8?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by macfoxpro, Oct 18, 2014.

  1. macfoxpro macrumors 6502

    May 17, 2011
    My 2011 iMac 27 will Airdrop to/from my MBP Late 2008, but cannot do it to/from the iPhone 6 Plus....on either iMac or MBP. Does anyone know why that is? I Googled it, but many people are having the same problems with no answer. I have read that Late 2008 MBP should work with Airdrop, and also read that it has to be 2012 or later. Thanks in advance.
  2. Abazigal macrumors G3


    Jul 18, 2011
    The article on the Apple website is quite misleading.

    You will need a mac of 2012 or later (basically, one that supports bluetooth 4.0) to be able to airdrop files to ios devices (and vice versa). With your current Mac, you will still be able to airdrop files to other Macs, but not to ios devices.

    So basically, stop wasting your time trying to get it to work, because it won't. :(
  3. raz82 macrumors newbie

    Sep 29, 2014
    i have iMac later 2011 with Yosemite and have 2 iPhone 6 plus with iOS 8.1 , my 2 iPhones can see each other's airdrop and transfer with no problems, but none of iPhone can see my iMac nor my iMac see anything or give any options and i saw on youtube that airdrop in finder the round signal beside the word airdrop it moves like fan but mine doesn't, it looks like it's not active to me, i know nothing about it and i can't find any help online, please help ; BTW yes its all on same wifi and bluetooth enabled also logged in iCloud.
  4. dhlizard macrumors G4


    Mar 16, 2009
    The Jailbreak Community
    Your Mac does not have the proper BlueTooth 4.0 hardware so it cannot work, Just as the poster above explained.
  5. raz82 macrumors newbie

    Sep 29, 2014
    how can i make my iMac airdrop discoverable ?
  6. Sashmir macrumors newbie

    Nov 11, 2014
    What if I have an external USB Bluetooth 4.0 module? Would that allow for my Mid 2009 MacBook Pro running Yosemite to use AirDrop feature with iOS 8.1? Just upgraded the OS and pretty bummed out about this and other features like Handoff being only enabled for Macs after 2012... Any advise would help! Thanks
  7. SlCKB0Y macrumors 68040


    Feb 25, 2012
    Sydney, Australia
    No, wont work.

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