I hope in iOS "2020" Airdrop will be functional

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by DJTaurus, Sep 24, 2015.

  1. DJTaurus macrumors 65816


    Jan 31, 2012
    How many iOS updates should we wait in order for Airport to be always functional and instantly..... without having to reboot iphone, mac, router etc..... such a shame!

    I am currently using iOS9 and Yosemite on a MBAir 13 Haswell.
  2. protobiont macrumors 6502a

    Jul 6, 2010
  3. utente__mac macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2015
    I probably managed to get it work twice in years, and only for small files.
  4. JoeyD74 macrumors 6502

    Oct 31, 2014
  5. canesalato macrumors 65816


    Jan 31, 2010
    With iOS9 Airdrop seems to be improved between iOS devices (used to be crap) in terms of both speed and reliability. But I still have to test it with an el Capitan Mac. I guess your problem could be on the Mac side, since it still runs Yosemite, which had a very buggy implementation.

    Ps: you gotta love when somebody comes and answers: "perfect for me!" When the internet is litterary filled with people who have problems with Airdrop.
  6. 988466 macrumors member

    Sep 6, 2015
    Sending files from iPhone to Mac (and vice versa) is hideous.
  7. cyclingplatypus macrumors 65816


    Mar 15, 2007
    I use it fairly often and rarely have issues - that said my phone has to be unlocked for it to show up when sending files from my mac.
  8. FSMBP macrumors 68020


    Jan 22, 2009
    In iOS 7 and iOS 8, it would randomly not work for me (ex. My friend & I had our iPhones unlocked with AirDrop on, and we sent a video to eachother. Then, literally 1 minute later, same conditions, I couldn't find my friend to send him another file).

    So far with iOS 9, it has been more stable for me (iOS to iOS). I'm waiting for El Capitan to make a judgement if the Mac version is still messy.
  9. 0000757 macrumors 68040

    Dec 16, 2011
    It works perfectly between my iOS 9 device and my El Cap Mac.

    It usually works with iOS to iOS but sometimes I'm waiting for it to show up.

    Mac to Mac? That one is a STRUGGLE.
  10. John Mcgregor Suspended

    John Mcgregor

    Aug 21, 2015
    For me it works everywhere, but the problem is that you have to go to Finder->AirDrop for it to work. It should work like Bluetooth does.
  11. DJTaurus thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jan 31, 2012
    I always open the airdrop on finder mate (despite how ridiculous it seems for such a feature to get it working).... but.... you know... it works 1 out of 10 and then i quit trying.... but as users have stated here i never had problem between 2 iOS devices.... only between iOS and Mac....i ll have to wait for Capitan and try again.
  12. chekz0414 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 3, 2011
    I hacked AirDrop on my MBP 2011, and have 0 issues with iOS 9.0, 9.0.1 or 9.1 and OS X El Capitan 10.11, or 10.11.1.
  13. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    Mine works however sometimes its a little fiddly. Never requires a restart/reboot though.

    What I don't like about it is when it sees only one device it won't show (iPad, iPhone, Mac) under it. So I'll end up sending a file to the wrong device because the one I wanted to send it too wasn't activating.
  14. macduke macrumors G3


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.
    I use it a lot to send flattened mockup PSDs to different devices at work for testing app UI/UX stuff. Works fine with iPhone 5C, 5S, 6 Plus, 6, iPod Touch, iPad Mini, Mini 2, Mini 3, Air and Air 2. Sent from late 2012 iMac 27" and late 2013 rMBP. And this is on a massive and complex WiFi network. At home it works fine on our Airport Extreme AC with the iPad Air 2 and Mini 2, as well as our iPhone 5 and 6 Plus and my mid-2012 rMBP. Only devices it doesn't work with is the 3.5" iPod Touch and iPad 2 but that's due to hardware limitations. Sucks that so many people have trouble still since we use a ton of devices with it and have no issues. I mean sometimes it will take a moment for a device to show up, especially an older one, but it's not bad.
  15. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    Wifi network shouldn't matter as it uses wifi direct. Keep in mind it works when devices have no data or are on cellular.
  16. fiveainone macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2011
    Always turn on WiFi and Bluetooth before trying. That works for me overtime.
  17. fiveainone macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2011
    Always turn on WiFi and Bluetooth before trying. That works for me everytime.
  18. johnalan macrumors 6502


    Jul 15, 2009
    Dublin, Ireland
    It is the worst. Clean install of iOS 9 and El Cap GM, still broke. Forget it. iOS to iOS fine. Continuity fine. AirDrop not a chance. Ps am dev and have airport router.
  19. bushido Suspended


    Mar 26, 2008
  20. Badrottie Suspended


    May 8, 2011
    Los Angeles
    Same here I don't use AirDrop very often.
  21. haruhiko macrumors 601


    Sep 29, 2009
    AirDrop works fine for me between my retina MBP, various iPhones and iPads etc.
  22. joemolomo macrumors member

    May 20, 2008
    Which macbook do you have, i've heard people with 2012 retinas seem fine, i have 2014 and have no airdrop between ios9 and el cap, and also my works iMac late 2013 has no luck. Wondering if its Bluetooth radio manufactors
  23. torukawahata macrumors member


    Jun 12, 2015
  24. Martin81 macrumors regular


    Oct 14, 2013
    With iOS 8 and Mac OS 10.10 I've had no real problems. Now updated to iOS 9 and Mac OS 10.11 and it isn't working. Turned on and off WiFi and BT, changed AirDrop on both devices to "Everybody" but nothing worked.
    Last weekend I exchanged photo between two iOS devices and that worked fine.

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