How to Fix Airdrop Dimmed/Grayed out on iPhone XS Max, Xs, Xr, X, 8,7,6S,6,SE

The AirDrop – Apple’s one of best ad-hoc service which enables users to transfer files among supported MacOS and iOS devices. In latest iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch), file-sharing function Airdrop is located on Control center. Just one tap is enough to turn off/ turn on for transfer Content from iOS to Mac and between iOS to iOS, Mac to Mac. For example, while you want to try to share data between two devices of Apple using AirDrop and it shows dimmed then what you should do to fix it. Here are potential clues that would be clear your iOS Airdrop Dimmed/Grayed out on iPhone problem.

Luckily, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are worked even though, unluckily, AirDrop not working on iOS due to dimmed or grayed out issue hence, while you are feeling AirDrop missing or grayed out on iPhone with the latest iOS. Then you should apply the following solution first, this would be helped you to a quick resolve.

Easy ways to get resolve Airdrop Dimmed/Grayed out on iPhone

Airdrop Dimmed/Grayed out on iPhone 7

Clue 1. Remove AirDorp Restrictions on iOS 11/ 10

Go to Settings General – Tap Restrictions – Enter 4-digit Restrictions Passcode – Turn AirDrop ON/Green.

In iOS 12 and later devices, There is a new feature available called Screen Time. So Restrictions settings has been moved into the screen time function. Let’s See how to use Restrictions in iOS 12.


If AirDrop toggle is already green, however, AirDrop dimmed/missing on iPhone then keep continue for an alternative solution.

How to get back missing Airdorp on iPhone 7 or 7 Plus

That’s it!

In iOS 11 Find AirDrop in Control Center, Swipe up finger on the screen to launch Control Center. Get here how do I customize control center on iPhone.

6 Enable AirDrop on iOS 11 control center

Clue 2: You should Restart your iPhone once

To Restart iPhone – Press and Hold Power button until you will appear Slide to Power Off. after that again Power On your Phone and check out for AirDrop. (To turn on your iPhone – Press and Hold on Sleep/wake button until your appear Apple logo)

I hope, this trick would be successful.

Clue 3: Restart or Hard Reboot

Press and Hold sleep/wake buttons until you see the Apple logo on Screen,

  • iPhone 6 and earlier: Sleep/Wake + Home button
  • iPhone 7/7 Plus: Sleep/Wake + Volume Down button
  • iPhone XS Max, XS, XR, X,  iPhone 8 Plus/8 Plus: See steps in below image.

Force Restart iPhone XS max, iPhone XS, iPhone XR when Face id disabled

Having you problem AirDrop missing on iPhone?

Let’s share you what clue has been fixed your problem Airdrop Dimmed/Grayed out on iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

To get more How to’s on iPhone Plus and earlier models please stay tuned in touch with us.

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