Sending pictures from iPad to mac via Bluetooth

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by icymountain, Nov 23, 2015.

  1. icymountain macrumors 6502

    Dec 12, 2006
    I am trying to send files (pictures for today, but maybe other files later) from my iPad to my Mac.
    I would think bluetooth should work, but it does not let me browse the iPad from the mac (of course) and it neither device shows to the other in Airdrop (yes, I selected "open to everyone" in both devices).
    Any clue ?
    I looked at the pages on Apple Support and found them beyond useless... If things do not work they give no clue as to what to do in order to investigate...
  2. AppleFanatic10 macrumors 68030


    Nov 2, 2010
    Hawthorne, CA
  3. Fzang macrumors 65816


    Jun 15, 2013
    Restarting both devices and turning wifi/bluetooth off/on is the best advice I can give. AirDrop is a terrible piece of technology that only works on a whim.
  4. icymountain thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 12, 2006
    I confirm Airport was on on both devices when I tried. I will restart them and try again...

    By contrast, I can browse the files of my Android phone from my mac, using Bluetooth. How is that ? Macs supporting Android devices better than Mac...

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