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    Default Airdrop not working with MBA mid-2012, Yosemite, iOS 8.1

    Hi all, Airdrop is definitely not working for me with my iPad Air, iPhone 5 and MBA mid-2012. iOS 8.1 and Yosemite both installed and running pretty well otherwise.

    I turn on Airdrop for Everyone on both iOS devices and the Mac.
    I go to Finder on the Mac and see either the iPhone or iPad icon but not both.
    I go to Photos on either iOS device to send my Mac a photo: all I get is the Airdrop icon but tapping it achieves nothing and I don't show up as a potential recipient (though I'm in the Finder on my Mac).

    Seems pretty buggy to me.
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    Default Re: Airdrop not working with MBA mid-2012, Yosemite, iOS 8.1

    Make sure you are following the instructions found via the following link.

    Mac Basics: AirDrop lets you send files from your Mac to nearby Macs and iOS devices

    I can only send files via AirDrop to other Mac computers because my MacBook is older than 2012, and thus prevents me from sending stuff via AirDrop to iOS devices.
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    Default Re: Why isn't Airdrop working with MBA mid-2012, Yosemite, iOS 8.1?


    I have been just wandering for quite a night over the web to find out a solution to this particular issue (no mid-2012 mac visible in Airdrop on iOS).

    So, I seem to have found it, by rule of thumb, and must share it at least here:

    the airdrop started working bidirectional for me after I had changed the following settings to "off" (or whatever it may be called in English version): system settings - network - bluetooth PAN - IPv4 configuration -> off.

    If it works for you, please share further, because the problem seems very common with no solution readily offered.

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