How to fix AirDrop not working?

If we have to transfer any data from our iPhone to another apple device, what applications do we use? Of course, we will use AirDrop to transfer data from iPhone to another apple device.

AirDrop wirelessly transfer Data/files of any kind from your iPhone, iPad, and Mac to another Apple device. AirDrop uses its advanced Bluetooth to transfer data at 4x speed.

Mostly every Apple user uses AirDrop to transfer data because AirDrop is best for transferring files/data securely. Apple users who use AirDrop, for them transferring files/data from one Apple device to other apple devices is easier.

But did you ever think that if AirDrop stopped working, how would you fix AirDrop? If your answer is no, then today’s article is for you. In today’s articles, I will tell you how you can fix the AirDrop if AirDrop stops working.  

Read this article till the end because you will be aware of some of the information that will be beneficial for you later.

Is your Apple device compatible with AirDrop?

The biggest reason for AirDrop not working can be that the Apple device you are using to transfer data or in the Apple device in which you are transferring data is not compatible with AirDrop. Let me tell you that if your Apple device is several years old, then your Apple device will not be compatible with AirDrop.

Below I tell you the name of the Apple device which is compatible with AirDrop.

Except for the MacBook Pro of 2012, the number of MacBooks was launched in the year 2012 all are compatible with the AirDrop.

  • Those iPhone, iPad, iPod touch that is running on ios7 or later is compatible with AirDrop.
  • Mac Computers Who Are Launched in Late 2008 are compatible with AirDrop.
  • MacBook Air That Was Launched in Late 2010 Are Compatible with AirDrop.
  • All models of iMac Pro are compatible with AirDrop.
  • iMac that was launched in early 2009 or later, is compatible with AirDrop.
  • iMac Mini that was launched in mid of 2010 or later, is compatible with AirDrop.

Check the AirDrop setting If AirDrop is not working.

If your Apple device is compatible with AirDrop, but still the AirDrop is not working, it may be something wrong in the settings of AirDrop. Open the settings of the AirDrop and check that all the settings are set correctly.

Step 1: Go to your Apple Device’s Home screen and open the settings application.

Step 2: After Opening Settings, you will see the option “General” Tap on it.

Final step: Now, you will see the option “AirDrop” tap on it. Now you will see Three choices; Off, Contacts Only, and Everyone. According to your wish, one has to select one of those three options.

Check Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

It may also be that the AirDrop is not working because Wi-Fi and Bluetooth have a problem. The AirDrop works properly when the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth of the Apple device will work properly.

So check whether the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth of your Apple device are working properly or not. If the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth of your Apple Device Are not working properly, then you should restart your Apple device.

Reset Network Settings.

If you have restarted your Apple device, but still AirDrop is not working, then you have to reset the network settings of your Apple device.

Step 1: Open Settings Application.

Step 2: After Opening the Settings Application, you will see an option “General” Click on it.

Final Step: Now, You will see the Option “Reset” Click on it. Now network settings will get reset.

Do a Re-sign in iCloud.

If the method I told above didn’t fix AirDrop, then you have to do sign out from your iCloud account, and after a while, you have to sign in again to your iCloud account.

Step 1: Go to your home screen and open Settings.

Step 2: Now, in settings, you will see your name; click on it.

Final Step: Now, you will be on the iCloud Section. Now sign out from your iCloud account, and after a few minutes, sign in again in your iCloud account. You are done; now check whether the AirDrop is working or not.

Do a hard reset.

Even after doing everything, the AirDrop is still not working; then the time has come to hard reset your Apple device. Below I have told you how you can hard reset your Apple device.

How you can reset iPad (Not iPad Pro 2018), iPhone 6s, and Early iPhone devices.

Step 1: If you are using iPhone 6 or iPhone 6s, then you have to press and hold the Power Button, which is given on the right side of the iPhone. If you are using an iPad or iPod touch, then you have to press and hold the Power Button, which is given on the upper right side of the iPad or iPod touch.

Step 2: Now, while holding the Power Button, also press and hold the Home Button, which is given on the front area of ​​Your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch

Final step: keep holding both Power and Home Button until the device gets restarted and the apple logo shows up. Hard reset is done.

How you can Reset iPhone 7.

Step 1: if you are using iPhone 7, then you have to press and hold the Power Button, which is given on the right side of the iPhone 7.

Step 2: Now, while holding the power button, also press and hold the Volume Down Button, which is given on the left side of your iPhone 7.

Final Step: Keep holding both Power and Volume Down buttons until the device gets restarted and the Apple logo shows up. Hard reset is done.

How you can reset iPhone 8, iPhone XS MAX, iPhone XR, and iPad Pro 2018.

Step 1: Press and immediately release the Volume Up Button, which is given on the left side of the iPhone or iPad. Now press and then immediately release Volume Down Button.

Step 2: Now, You have to press and hold the Power Button, which is given on the right side of the iPhone or iPad

Final Step: If your iPhone or iPad gets shut down, you still have to keep holding the Power Button until iPhone or iPad gets restarted and shows the apple logo. Hard reset is done.

How to hard reset MAC?

Step 1: In Mac’s menu bar, you will see an Apple icon. Click on that apple icon. After you click on that apple icon, a small window will open.

Step 2: In that small window, you will see the option “System Preferences” Click on it.

Final Step: Now, you will see an Option “Erase All Contents and Setting” Click on it. Enter your passwords and click on the “OK” option. The hard reset process will get started.

Conclusion

AirDrop is important for apple users because AirDrop is the only best and secure way to transfer data from an Apple device to another Apple device. AirDrop can stop working by some wrong things in your apple device.

Today in this article, I told you how you could fix AirDrop if the AirDrop stops working. I hope you have liked this article and with this, I also hope that thingS I have told you in this article, it will be helpful for you.

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