AirDrop Not Working in iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch [Here’s The Fix]

Last Updated on Nov 10, 2020

The AirDrop is a feature of Apple iOS that works with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Whenever you’ll do turn on Airdrop, then both will turn on automatically. So while you’re trying to share file, music, or video using Airdrop that seems unresponsive after upgrading iOS. At all on the control center placed AirDrop sometimes bother you. Since definitely without AirDrop, you may be going to find best data transfer apps for your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

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You’re not alone in such problem. But some iOS users having the same issue as Airdrop not working on their iDevice. Since we offer here some possible workarounds to fix Airdrop not working in iOS 11, iOS 10/9 (from iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone 7/ 7 Plus, iPhone 6S, 6S + to iPhone 4S, iPad and iPod Touch).

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Potential solution to fix AirDrop not working in iOS 11/10/9/8: iPhone, iPad

As discussed in starting, the Airdrop is not working without Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. So make confirm that both are enabled and working well on your iOS device and Mac.

Turn On BluetoothSix advices to fix Bluetooth not working in iOS 9: iPhone 6S, 6S Plus

Go to Settings → Bluetooth → turn Bluetooth On/Green

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Turn On Wi-Fi

Go to Settings →Wi-Fi → Turn Wi-Fi On/Green

If both are working well, notwithstanding Airdrop not working in iOS 9, then try following clues.

Turn on AirDrop on iOS

Make sure that AirDrop is enabled on your iOS device as well as on recipient iOS device. To check AirDrop,

Step 1. Go to iPhone home Screen or from anywhere on screen

Step 2. Swipe up the Screen from bottom on your iPhone, iPad or iPod

Step 3. Tap on AirDrop

6 Enable AirDrop on iOS 11 control center

Now choose an option Contacts Only or Everyone. You can also appear Off option to turn off Airdrop.

You should do once turn off AirDrop and turn on back. If still AirDrop is not working in iOS 9 then go on next.

Force Restart your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch

To force Restart, Just Press and hold the Home button and power button simultaneously for 10 seconds and it’ll restart.

Press and Hold Below buttons until you see apple logo on Screen,

  • iPhone 6 and Below: Sleep/Wake + Home button
  • iPhone 7/7, iPhone 8 Plus/8 Plus: Sleep/Wake + Volume Down button
  • iPhone X: Side button + Volume Down Button

Now check AirDrop, it should be work.

AirDrop Not Working iOS to Mac OS X High Sierra, EI Capitan, Yosemite

Step 1. Go to the Finder

Step 2. Click on AirDrop from left-Side pan

Step 3. Click Turn on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth thenAirDrop not working in iOS 9 to Mac OS X Yosemite or OS X EI Capitan

Step 4. Select Everyone or Contacts onlyhandy way turn on airdopr for iOS 9 on Mac

And try to share file between iOS to Mac or vice versa.

That’s it.

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Hope you would be got here perfect solution on AirDrop not working in iOS 9. Do you have any workarounds? Apart from mentioned above please share with me.

Jaysukh Patel is the founder of howtoisolve. Also self Professional Developer, Techno lover mainly for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and iOS, Jaysukh is one of responsible person in his family. Contact On: [email protected] [OR] [email protected]

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