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Can't AirDrop from iPhone to Mac
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: March 25, 2020 11:46PM
WiFi and BT are On in both, and they're 6' apart.

My SE is at 13.4, my 2012 mini is at 10.12.6.

I haven't set up a personal hotspot.

My contact info is in both devices.



My SE sees my Mini 5 in AirDrop and vice versa, both set to Contacts Only and when both set to Everyone, and a combination of the two.

Neither see my mini in any combination of AirDrop Settings, and my mini doesn't see either of them, in any combination.

What am I missing?




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Re: Can't AirDrop from iPhone to Mac
Posted by: graylocks
Date: March 26, 2020 12:14AM
Not sure what year the cut off is but my 2011 iMac couldn't Air Drop to my phones either. when i looked into it i recall it having a model year cut off rather than an OS issue but i could be wrong.



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Re: Can't AirDrop from iPhone to Mac
Posted by: btfc
Date: March 26, 2020 12:29AM
Is the Firewall turned on on the Mini?
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Re: Can't AirDrop from iPhone to Mac
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: March 26, 2020 01:05AM
Apple says any Mac 2012 or later (except Mac Pro) running Yosemite or later.

For better or worse, Firewall is off.




When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

Everybody matters or nobody matters.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

-An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

Mister, that's a ten-gallon hat on a twenty-gallon head.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: Can't AirDrop from iPhone to Mac
Posted by: Article Accelerator
Date: March 26, 2020 01:07AM
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Re: Can't AirDrop from iPhone to Mac
Posted by: Carm
Date: March 26, 2020 01:10AM
Restarting usually works for me
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Re: Can't AirDrop from iPhone to Mac
Posted by: clay
Date: March 26, 2020 08:00AM
turn bluetooth and wifi off and back on for both devices. usually does the trick for me. Restarting both would accomplish the same thing.
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Re: Can't AirDrop from iPhone to Mac
Posted by: Markintosh
Date: March 26, 2020 09:00AM
Rebuild the desktop?

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Re: Can't AirDrop from iPhone to Mac
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: March 26, 2020 12:57PM
In the latest iteration of AirDrop on my iPhone (currently at 13.3.1), when I couldn't see an older Mac as a destination there was a prompt that asked if I were trying to connect to an older device. I clicked it and it fixed the problem - not sure exactly what it did though...



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Re: Can't AirDrop from iPhone to Mac
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: March 26, 2020 04:38PM
......try to AirDrop......it........like it's hot......



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