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How to Fix the AirDrop not Working Issue on iPhone and iPad

This article gives out some troubleshooting tips to fix the AirDrop not working issue on iPhones and iPads

Are you thinking of a way to transfer photos, videos, websites, and other data or files from one iPhone/iPad to another or from iPhone/iPad to Mac? When considering this, the first thing that comes to mind is Airdrop since the file is being transferred from iPhone. 

Now, what if Airdrop not working at this time? Below are the six tips to solve the “Airdrop not working” problem that you may find useful. This article gives out some troubleshooting tips to fix the AirDrop not working issue on iPhones and iPads.

Before you start trying out this solution, make sure: 

  • Your devices are in iOS 7/ Mac or X lion (10.7) or later versions.
  • Before turning on Airdrop, turn on Bluetooth and Wi-Fi on your iDevices.
  • The optimal distance between the two devices should be within 30 feet to secure the transfer.

How To Fix AirDrop Not Working On iPhone/iPad

These tips are common ways to fix the “Airdrop not working” problem on iPhone 4s to the newest iPhone 7 in iOS 7 or later versions.

Tip 1: Reset Network Settings

Airdrop can stop working If there is a Wi-Fi connection problem on your iPhone. You can fix your Wi-Fi connection issue by resetting the network settings on your device. To do this:

  • Open “Settings” App and Click “General”
  • Choose “Reset” and tap on “Reset Network Settings.”

Tip 2: Restart Wi-Fi And Bluetooth

Turning on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth is inevitable to using AirDrop. When AirDrop can’t work correctly, try to reopen Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Swipe up from the bottom of your iPhone screen and tap on the Wi-Fi icon and Bluetooth icon to turn them off, then click the icons again to switch the services on.

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Tip 3: Re-sign into iCloud

In addition to restarting the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, you can re-sign into your iCloud to fix the problem. To sign out of your iCloud, follow the steps below.

  • Open “Settings” App
  • Tap on your name and then goes to “iCloud.” 
  • Sign out from your iCloud first, then sign in again.

Tip 4: Restart Your Device

In most cases, a quick restart of your device will do. Press the “Home” and “Power” buttons simultaneously. This tip will not only solve the “AirDrop not working” issue but also problems like “Bluetooth not working.”

Tip 5: Update to the Latest iOS Version to Fix AirDrop Issue

When Airdrop isn’t working, it may be caused by the integrated defections within the old iOS system with the latest iOS version. So equip your device with the latest iOS version.

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Diekola Yusuf
Diekola Yusufhttps://www.novabach.com
Founder & CEO of Novabach - Yusuf is a Tech enthusiast. Fascinated by Computers and all sorts of Technology. He writes news, updates, walkthroughs, guides, troubleshooting tips, and how-to tutorials on gadgets and consumer electronics.
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