Fix iOS 14 AirDrop Not Working on iPhone or iPad: Get Here Troubleshooting

Last Updated on Sep 15, 2020

Tech-giant Apple’s file-sharing concept is so double faster than any other data transfer services. It enables users to share data between iOS to iOS, iPadOS, iOS to macOS (macOS Catalina, macOS Mojave, High Sierra,  Sierra, EI Capitan, Yosemite and earlier) and macOS to iOS. Due to timely upgrade Apple’s firmware, the AirDrop has been bounded for its certain models, likely

List of AirDrop Compatibility Apple Devices

  • iPhone 5 or later
  • iPad 4th Gen and later
  • iPad Mini 1st gen later
  • iPod touch 5th gen later
  • MacBook Pro 2012 or later all (Mid 2012 MacBook pro Out of the list), 
  • MacBook Pro 2016 With Touch Bar
  • MacBook Air
  • MacBook
  • iMac
  • MacMini and Mac Pro

AirDrop Compatibles operating System – iOS 7 or later and Mac OS X 10.7 and later

How to Fix iOS 10 AirDrop Not Working – iPhone 7, 7 Plus

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If you have a device from mentioned above then you should use AirDrop instead of third-party file transfer applications. For those users who are using AirDrop but have an issue after System update then get here the complete solution. What, iOS AirDrop Not working after update iPhone? AirDrop not sharing Photos, Videos, music between toe iPhone Or Mac? There are various factors of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is responsible while iOS 10 AirDrop not working properly. Follow guide & enjoy file sharing feature. Just try below workarounds that would help you to resolve your AirDrop problems (14 – Tips) on Mac, iPad, iPod Touch.

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Troubleshooting tips to Fix iOS AirDrop won’t Work on iPhone

Before getting started following steps let’s make sure that the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth both are working properly on your iOS device(S). Because, the AirDrop has a relation with the iOS (iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch) and Mac’s built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

Are you trying to use AirDrop as like as given below?

Launch Control center by Swipe up the screen from the bottom. And Tap on AirDrop. Then you’ll be prompted three options (Receiving OFF to turn off AirDrop, Contacts Only to transfer data(s) with them who are in your contacts and Everyone to send or get files from the public) then Select Contacts Only or Everyone.

Both Sender and receiver must have enabled AirDrop on its iOS and or Mac computer. To send and receive Photos, Videos, Music, Contacts, Apps and other files wirelessly then AirDrop is required in the enabled mode so the perfect procedure will show you contacts to share data.

Check Privacy Settings: Go to the Settings app > Screen Time > Content & Privacy Restrictions > Allowed Apps > Enable Airdrop Toggle to use.  due to this issue, AirDrop will Be Grayed out and Doesn’t accessible.

Check-in iOS 11, New Control center

6 Enable AirDrop on iOS 11 control center

Points that help to Fix AirDrop Not working iOS 12, iOS 13, iPadOS

  1. Turn off Personal Hotspot on iOS and iPadOS. (Settings App > Personal Hotspot > Disable)
  2. Turn Bluetooth and Wi-Fi toggles OFF and ON and try again to send data.
  3. Hard Reset your iPhone (Hard reboot iPhone 7/ iPhone 7 Plus, Reboot iPhone 8)
  4. Update Your iOS Software (Settings AppGeneralSoftware Update)
  5. Reset network settings
  6. Contact Apple Supports

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