For those of you who don’t know, Airdrop is what enables you to share files between Macintosh computers and IOS devices easily over Wi-Fi.
However, there are times when, despite being from Apple, things do break down.
One thing you should do? Make sure your IOS device has these options activated:
- Off—no one can see your device but you can still AirDrop items to others.
- Contacts Only—Only contacts in your address book can see your device as an AirDrop destination. Both devices must be signed in to iCloud and the email address or phone number associated with your Apple ID must be in the Contacts app of the receiving device. This option is good for added privacy as it’ll prevent AirDrop requests coming in from random or unknown users.
- Everyone—All nearby devices using AirDrop can see your device. This is a recommended option for most users.