How to Fix AirDrop Not Working

by John Smith SEO Executive

AirDrop is a way to stream content through Bluetooth or Wi-Fi service. Apple launched the AirDrop service first with the iOS 7 version which works on the high-speed peer to peer exchange of content. The service is available only for the Apple built products and the devices which support AirDrop. Since the high speed transferring facilitates the content to be sent on other Apple Device quickly within a few seconds, AirDrop is used excessively by the Apple customers.

The service is fantastic because it doesn’t require any wired network. The wireless setup beams almost anything from the iOS or MacOS devices. What else does a user need? Another thing that makes it more interesting is that it is secure and convenient to control. Some of the users are facing problems since their AirDrop is not working. If you are also facing the same problem, then don’t fret and follow the methods to resolve the issue.

Here’s how to fix AirDrop not Working

Adjusting AirDrop

AirDrop has three options which are Off, Contacts Only and Everyone. The Contacts Only is a complicated option to use. Hence choose the Everyone option to reduce the complications.

  1. Launch Settings in your device.
  2. Select General and tap
  3. Now, select Everyone from the option.

If your Mac is not showing while you are trying to use AirDrop from the iOS device then-

  1. Open Finderin your MacOS
  2. Select AirDrop from the sidebar.
  3. Toggle the Everyone from the options.
  4. Now, your Mac will be visible on AirDrop.

Check Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Status

Since Wi-Fi or Bluetooth services are required to run AirDrop, it is necessary to check if the two are active or not.

  1. Selectan image and tap the Sharing
  2. The phone will detect it and automatically activate Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.
  3. Now, select AirDrop to start sharing.
  4. If it doesn’t work, then manually turn on both the services.
  5. Launch Settingsof your iOS device.
  6. Tap Wi-Fiand toggle on the service.
  7. Similarly, tap Bluetoothand toggle on the service.

On the Mac system

  1. Open System Preferencesin your Mac.
  2. Click Networkand select Turn Wi-Fi On.
  3. Click Bluetoothand select Turn Bluetooth On.
  4. If two are already on, then turn offand then toggle on

Try Hard Reset

Hard Reset varies with iPhone version; hence follow the method compatible with your iPhone.

  1. For iPhone 6 versions– Press and hold the Power Button and Home Button until the screen turn off. Keep pressing the buttons until the Apple Logo appears.
  2. For iPhone 7 versions– Press and hold the Power Button and Volume down Button of your device and keep pressing until the screen goes off and on again.
  3. For iPhone 8 versions– Press and release Volume Up quickly and then Volume Down quickly. Now press the Side button. Keep pressing the button even after the screen goes off.

Reset Network in Your Device

Resetting takes a long time, but the methods are capable of resolving the error in network settings.

  1. Launch Settingsapp in your device.
  2. Tap Generalto enter the menu.
  3. Now, select Resetfrom the bottom of the display.
  4. Tap Reset Network Settings.
  5. Now, enter the Passcodeand select Reset Network Settings to confirm.
  6. Now reconnectWi-Fi network and Bluetooth devices.
  7. Checkif AirDrop is working.

John Smith  is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Norton security products at

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