iOS - OS X Air Drop Broken

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by Pagemakers, Oct 6, 2015.

  1. Pagemakers macrumors 68000

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    Disappointed to see that AirDrop between iOS and OS X is still as broken as it ever was.

    I can’t believe such a simple feature works so poorly. It’s hit and miss every time.
     
  2. AFEPPL macrumors 68030

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    funny i was just trying it - doesnt work (still) for me.
    I emailed the picture over in the end.
     
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  4. freeman1899 macrumors newbie

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    I just wanted to crate a new theard and then I saw this one so I will ask in here:

    I wanted to Use AirDrop today(never used it before) and my iPhone 5s and my MacBook Pro Retina (both devices have the latest Software) don´t find each other. Is this a common Problem or is there any workaround or solution to this problem?
     
  5. Pagemakers thread starter macrumors 68000

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    It's a VERY common problem.

    Works about 20% of the time as it should.

    Keep fiddling and it MIGHT work!
     
  6. idark77 macrumors 6502

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    I had this issue with El Capitan beta/GM, thus i sent feedback to Apple... Nothing changed so until now Airdrop for me never worked ( no 10% or 20% or 30% of the time, for me 0% of the time)...
    I don't understand Apple anymore...
     
  7. Pagemakers thread starter macrumors 68000

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    To be fair I have a 0% success rate so far too.
     
  8. AFEPPL macrumors 68030

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    this is the reality of apple for the last 2-3 years....
     
  9. joemolomo macrumors member

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    I'm not sure its even hit and miss anymore, since i upgrade to el capitan and iOS 9, i haven't been able to use Airdrop between os x and iOS 9 at all. It was very hit and miss in yosemite, but now nothing.

    Could someone confirm if they have ever got it working with latest software(mac to iPhone), i'm wondering if it was disabled due to the security issue that was found
     
  10. fiveainone macrumors 6502a

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    Works for me every time.. try changing from Off to Contacts only to Everyone.. wait at least 5 seconds on each one..
     
  11. joemolomo macrumors member

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    nothing :(, which mac you using, wonder if its a bt radio issue
     
  12. fiveainone macrumors 6502a

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    2012 rMBP to iPhone 6+ and 5s. Worked on Yosemite, worked on EC.. try turning on WiFi also.. Definitely don't have BT connected to anything else..
     
  13. Pagemakers thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Tried that a million times.
     
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    Is your iOS device unlocked?

    AirDrop frequently doesn't work for me. El Capitan and iOS 9 - same with Yosemite and iOS 8, etc.
     
  15. simon lefisch macrumors 6502a

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    Works perfect for me. Way better than Yosemite.
     
  16. joemolomo macrumors member

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    which mac? thanks
     
  17. simon lefisch macrumors 6502a

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    Late 2011 15" MBP w/ modded BT card.

    I also ran the GM first (from a clean install) then updated to Public. Have not had any probs using Airdrop/Handoff on my MBP on El Cap and my 6+ on iOS 9.0.2.

    I might also add that when I updated to the GM from Yosemite initially, I had probs with Airdrop. After the clean install, all was perfect.
     
  18. joemolomo macrumors member

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    Which bluetooth radio is it? my iMac late 2013 at work which is working mac to mac but not iOS to mac, is Broadcom chipset is 20702B0 and firmware v112 c9036
     
  19. Donfor39 macrumors 6502a

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    This is why i'm running Beta (15B22c)...airdrop works with this.
     
  20. Pagemakers thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I have iphone 6S Plus and El Capitan with 2015 MacBook and a Mac Pro and a Retina iMac - 100% fail.

    At least on Yosemite I only had a 70% failure rate.

    AirDrop is a terrible implementation. I don't know anybody who ever says it works first time ALL the time.
     
  21. MobyDills macrumors newbie

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    Never works for me. I wish they would just get rid of it if it doesn't work at all.
     
  22. MingMao macrumors newbie

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    it use to work on 10.10, around 50% for me. but now it cannot even discover between mac and iPhone/ipad.
    iPhone/ipad works pretty nicely as long as both devices are on screen.
     
  23. joemolomo macrumors member

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    got a call back from apple, spent 30minutes doing what everyone says to do on this site, then he went to talk to supervisor, came back and said it is a problem and they're looking into it. I wonder why 1st tier support don't have that information at the top of the documents they read from. It does seem to be effecting newer macs though. Are they allowed to advertise a feature that doesn't work on the newest equipment ;)
     
  24. Mcmeowmers macrumors 6502

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    Airdrop always works for me. I have a 2015 mbp and an iPhone 6. Cannot get Hand off or continuity to work. I get a warning saying the devices are unsupported lol
     
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    I ha e
    I have same set up as you and the opposite things work.
     

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