Four Tips for AirDrop Troubleshooting

AirDrop is a peer-to-peer service for iOS and Mac OS X users to share files. It helps you to wirelessly transfer data among iPhone, iPad, iPod and Mac. AirDrop requires for iOS 7, Mac OS X Yosemite or later versions of these two operating systems. It enables iOS and Mac OS X users to exchange data without a hitch. Besides, the whole transfer process is not only simple but also extremely secure. All you need to do is to turn on both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi and then put AirDrop into work.


tips for AirDrop troubleshooting 


However, AirDrop will fail to work because of cellular data problems, network, dead battery and so on. In case your AirDrop becomes malfunctioning, we post four AirDrop troubleshooting tips for you in the following content. Moreover, you can fix your AirDrop after you upgrade iOS version to iOS 10 with these tips. We will be happy if you are helped with the tips and tricks that we offer below.


Tip 1

You should ensure that your AirDrop is running on the succeeding devices: iPhone 5, iPad 4, iPad Mini, iPod Touch 5th Generations and higher models of these iOS devices.


Tip 2

This AirDrop troubleshooting tip is on checking whether or not your iOS device apps support AirDrop. Firstly, you need to tap on the "Share" option in the app. Then, you are supposed to see if there is an option for AirDrop or not. Apps like Safari, Contacts and Photos are suitable for AirDrop.


Tip 3

Both involved devices are required to enable AirDrop in the entire transfer process.


Tip 4

Tip 4 provides you with a tutorial to repair your AirDrop working issues when the above three tips can't work well. For example, you can use it to fix AirDrop can not working after iOS 10 upgrade problem.  


Step 1. Toggle on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth  

Step 2. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen and then tap AirDrop

Step 3. Choose "Everyone" or "Contacts Only"



Note: You need to disable and re-enable your AirDrop when you are trying to switch data between iOS device and Mac device. Then please follow the steps here: Navigate to "Finder" on your Mac > Click on "AirDrop" in the sidebar > Select the "No One" option > Click on "Everyone" button.


After doing AirDrop troubleshooting trick in the Tip 4, you can launch your AirDrop effectively. If your AirDrop still can't work, the you should try to restart your iDevice. PS: you can apply iOS Data Recovery to fix your iPhone as well as your AirDrop, which are disabled after iOS upgrade.