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

Last Updated on Nov 10, 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 Big Sur, macOS Catalina, macOS Mojave, High Sierra, and earlier), and macOS to iOS. Due to the timely upgrade Apple’s firmware, the AirDrop has been bounded for its certain models, likely

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AirDrop Not Working on iPhone, iPad

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

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If you have the 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 the 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 that are responsible while iOS 14 AirDrop not working properly. Follow the guide & enjoy the 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 the 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.

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6 Enable AirDrop on iOS 11 control center

Points that help to Fix AirDrop Not working iOS 14, iPadOS 14

  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 (Open the Settings App – Tap General – Click on Software Update [Latest available Software is iOS 14.0.1]) please download and install the latest Firmware.
  5. Reset network settings
  6. Contact Apple Support

AirDrop File Transfer Stuck on Converting on iPhone, iPad

Sometimes due to incompatibility between the Mac, iPhone, and iPad, the AirDrop transfer stuck on the converting screen, to deal with this issue, you should change the iPhone settings to the Most Compatible. This will automatically convert the Photos and Videos stored on the iPhone to the most compatible ones, that can also be accessed and used on non-Apple devices. AirDrop Stuck on Converting Error

Notably, when you make a change to Most Compatible option, all the newer photos and videos will get saved in the most compatible format, however, it won’t change the format of the photos and videos that are already stored on the iPhone. Also, note that the new Formats are only compatible with the iPhone 7 and later devices.

  1. Navigate to the Settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Scroll down and tap on the Camera App.Settings App and Tap Camera App
  3. Select the Formats option.
  4. There choose Most Compatible.Change Formats

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