AirDrop allows nearby Apple devices and users to wirelessly send files and content. This feature connects Apple devices via Bluetooth and peer to peer WiFi network technology. This feature does not require an internet connection. It is a great way for sharing files and data on the move. There are many things that you can do to fix an AirDrop problem on iPhone 12 mini or iPhone 12 Pro.
AirDrop can sometimes be finicky due Apple device version conflicts or Bluetooth connection problems.
AirDrop: How it works
AirDrop uses Bluetooth to locate devices within a specified range. Bluetooth connections can reach as far as 30 feet, but to function properly Wi-Fi must be at least 30 feet from each device. AirDrop uses your cellular service if Wi-Fi is not available.
How to check if AirDrop is compatible with your device
AirDrop will work on most Apple devices. AirDrop is not compatible with iPhone 12 if you’re trying to AirDrop to an iPad of the first generation that doesn’t have this feature.
All iOS devices with iOS 7 or higher will work. Any Mac running OS X Yosemite or lower will also be compatible.
How to troubleshoot an iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro that AirDrop doesn’t work
AirDrop doesn’t work on iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro or iPhone 12 Pro Max. It can be frustrating. Here are some things you can do:
First, make sure that your iPhone 12 has Bluetooth enabled. Go to the Settings App on your iPhone. To do this, go to Bluetooth. Make sure that the button is Green.
Next, ensure AirDrop has been turned on. To access Settings, go to General > AirDrop. Then you can choose whether AirDrop should be made available to all within your range or only to those on your contact list. To speed things up, you can also switch it to “Everyone” and see if that solves your problem. You can also try turning it off again to get it to reconnect.
Make sure that the device you wish to AirDrop is enabled for Every. In case they are not within range, you can ask them to come closer so that it does not get out of reach.
How to troubleshoot AirDrop issues on a Mac computer
Step 1 Open the Locator app on your Mac’s menu or search it using Spotlight.
Step 2 – Select AirDrop from the left menu.
Step 3 – Scroll to the bottom and select “Allow my to be discovered by” to change it to Every.
If this doesn’t work, you can use the menu bar at top of screen to select WiFi icon. It is important that your device is turned on and connected to a network. Next, repeat the process for Bluetooth. To try to reconnect, you can turn both the Bluetooth and USB on and off again.
If it is still not working, here are some things you can do.
If AirDrop does not work on iPhone 12 Pro or iPhone 12 Pro, you might consider restarting either your iOS device (or Mac computer) in the unlikely event. If you don’t have the latest version of your iPhone software, update it. Update it.
If AirDrop is still not working on iPhone 12 Pro or iPhone 12 Pro, you can contact Apple. They are able to assist you as they both make the operating system and the hardware of Apple devices.
Apple Support is the best way to reach them. You can either start a live chat or give your number to them so they can call you. You can let their support team know everything you have done so far to resolve the issue. They will be able to make suggestions and quickly get to the bottom.