1. ctsmd's Avatar
    Has anyone been able to connect to their laptop via Airdrop with iOS 7.

    I have a macbook pro and an iPhone 5 with iOS 7 and neither can see each other.

    Bluetooth is on, on both and both on same WiFi network.

    Any thought?
    09-09-2013 10:22 AM
  2. acerace113's Avatar
    Do you have iCloud setup on both?
    09-09-2013 10:58 AM
  3. Fausty82's Avatar
    Has anyone been able to connect to their laptop via Airdrop with iOS 7.

    I have a macbook pro and an iPhone 5 with iOS 7 and neither can see each other.

    Bluetooth is on, on both and both on same WiFi network.

    Any thought?
    It does not work between iPhones and computers. There was a story early on that it had something to do with blocking piracy, but I don’t believe that story at all... bottom line is that, at least for now, it doesn’t work between platforms.

    Rene Ritchie has mentioned Desk Connect as an alternative... says it works extremely well... there is a piece for your Mac and another for your device - both free.

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/desk...mUvbUpU2074134
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/desk...mUvbUpU2074134
    Ipheuria, ctsmd and robertk328 like this.
    09-09-2013 11:02 AM
  4. Ipheuria's Avatar
    I too was disappointed that AirDrop doesn't work between iOS and Mac OS. I have Mavericks and it doesn't work there either so it will still be a little while but I think eventually it will happen. I'm for sure going to try that app out Fausty mentioned.


    posted on an iPhone 5 running iOS 7
    robertk328 likes this.
    09-10-2013 11:12 AM
  5. TorontoWireless's Avatar
    Hello,
    Is anyone having any #airdrop issues with multiple devices on the same icloud account.

    ex 1: I send an airdrop to my sons iphone and they both show my wifes name as sender and receiver.

    ex 2: I send an airdrop to a friend and it still shows my wife's name as the sender from my phone.

    not sure what the issue can be except that it picks her name because it is alphabetically first.

    Ray
    09-19-2013 07:50 PM
  6. ihammy's Avatar
    @ torontowireless. are you using the same icloud account for yours, your wife, and son's iPhones? If so you need to set all up with unique icloud accounts to change. you can still use the same acount for itunes and app store though.
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    09-20-2013 12:04 AM
  7. tshelbaugh's Avatar
    @ihammy : I'm having the same issues with AirDrop as TorontoWireless, but I have a questions with regards to your suggestion with creating all new "separate" iCoud accounts on all of my family's devices. I know we would all still be able to share music and apps, but will I then eliminate my ability to track all of my family's devices on "Find My Phone" app on my iPhone or using my iCloud online account? Doesn't that feature utilize iCloud? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks, Todd
    09-23-2013 08:25 PM
  8. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    @ihammy : I'm having the same issues with AirDrop as TorontoWireless, but I have a questions with regards to your suggestion with creating all new "separate" iCoud accounts on all of my family's devices. I know we would all still be able to share music and apps, but will I then eliminate my ability to track all of my family's devices on "Find My Phone" app on my iPhone or using my iCloud online account? Doesn't that feature utilize iCloud? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks, Todd
    Only the "main" iCloud account on each device can have Find My iPhone turned on (in the Settings). However assuming you know their passwords you can use the Find My iPhone app to find their phones (by logging into their account in the app). If you want to track more than one iPhone in the same app use Find My friends although each user will have to give their permission to be tracked in this app.
    09-23-2013 08:54 PM
  9. robertk328's Avatar
    It does not work between iPhones and computers. There was a story early on that it had something to do with blocking piracy, but I don’t believe that story at all... bottom line is that, at least for now, it doesn’t work between platforms.
    this is a bummer - hopefully it's enabled in Mavericks.

    Rene Ritchie has mentioned Desk Connect as an alternative... says it works extremely well... there is a piece for your Mac and another for your device - both free.

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/desk...mUvbUpU2107083
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/desk...mUvbUpU2107083
    Downloaded these to try - thanks!
    10-13-2013 08:40 AM
  10. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    this is a bummer - hopefully it's enabled in Mavericks.
    It's not.
    10-13-2013 11:01 AM
  11. robertk328's Avatar
    It's not.
    No.
    10-13-2013 11:02 AM
  12. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    No.
    I've been running iOS 7 since the first beta and Mavericks since the first developer preview and there's never been AirDrop between iOS and OSX.
    10-13-2013 11:11 AM

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