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What to do when AirDrop Isn’t Working? Here’s How to Fix

December 6, 2015 — by Hawon Nguyen0

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Tips & How-to

What to do when AirDrop Isn’t Working? Here’s How to Fix

December 6, 2015 — by Hawon Nguyen0

One of the most common problem that users faced while using AirDrop is getting it to start. That’s correct, before you can share any files with an iPhone or iPad you must know how to set it up correctly and enable it. AirDrop only let you share files with other iOS devices that are running on iOS 7/8/9 and Mac OS X Yosemite.

Before showing you how to get AirDrop to work, please make sure that:

  • Check for AirDrop compatibility from a particular app
  • A Sending and Receiving device has AirDrop turned On
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are enabled

AirDrop is Not Working? Here is how to fix it

  1. Swipe up from the bottom of your iOS screen to launch Control Center
  2. The Wi-Fi and Bluetooth icons should be white, that means that both aren’t turned off
  3. Above all the quick utilities such as Flashlight, Calculator, etc is a tab that says AirDrop
  4. Tap on it and you should have 4 options.
  5. You can go with Contacts Only or Everyone.

Contacts means that you can share your files with Apple compatible device that’s in your Contact list. Everyone means that anyone can freely share/receive files from you.

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There are only a few reasons why AirDrop is not working properly. You may either have it off or have a file shared with someone that isn’t listed under your Contacts.

Hawon Nguyen

You can call me a geek, blogger, jailbreaker, or anything you want. Just know that I love to write about All Things Apple, Cydia tweaks, and Jailbreak Guides.