AirDrop is an integrated piece of software in the Apple ecosystem. The application allows Mac users to transfer files on their iPad or iPhones or vice versa. The speciality of AirDrop is that it accomplishes this wirelessly, without the use of cloud storage or any thor party services. But with these facilities, a common problem faced by the users is AirDrop not working. There can be a lot of reasons why a user faces this problem. Here are a few solutions that you can try which solve AirDrop failure on Mac.
Check Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
AirDrop mainly relies on Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to transfer files. The first check during this process should be to ensure that your Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are enabled for you to have an effortless experience. On the Mac, the menu bar clicks on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth one by one to enable it. The prompt will be shown in the AirDrop menu as well. If the prompt is not there try turning them off and then on again.
Discoverable to everyone
Sometimes the Contacts Only option for sharing in AirDrops creates an issue resulting in the failure of files to your iPhone. Allow it for everyone by following the below steps.
Step 1 – Open the Finder menu and click AirDrop on the left pane.
Step 2 – In the Allow me to discover by option, select Everyone.
Try sending the file again to see if the issue is resolved.
DND or Do not disturb feature blocks away from all the notifications so users can work efficiently it also blocks the incoming files eliminating the AirDrop functionality. To check, head to the control centre in MacOS to see the Do Not Disturb tab. Make sure it’s turned off, also check the same for the pairing device as well.
Prevent Mac from sleeping automatically
If you are transferring huge files, which will surely take time, it will make the mac sleep automatically if the setting is off. This will ultimately cancel the transfer in the middle so to prevent it follow the below steps.
Step 1 – Open System preference on Mac.
Step 2 – In battery head to Power Adapter setting.
Step 3 – Check on the Prevent computer from sleeping… option.
But checking on this option your Mac won’t sleep automatically once the screen is off.
Before starting the transfer do check if the devices are compatible. Also, see if all the sharing requirements are fulfilled by the other device as well as there might be a problem on the other device and you might have been trying to fix the Mac for no reason. Following these steps will fix AirDrop failure on Mac
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