: AirDrop between iPad mini and MBA

Nov 11th, 2015, 08:36 PM
MBA 2011, OS 10.11.1
iPad Mini Retina iOS 9.1

I can’t get these devices to recognize each other. The iPad is fine with a newer Mac and the newer Mac connects with the 2011 MBA via searching with “looking for older Mac”. It could be that the MBA only uses WiFi for AirDrop. The iPad uses Bleutooth for Airdrop and, of course WiFi (internet, AirPlay)

Any suggestions about how get these two devices to AirDrop to each other?

Nov 11th, 2015, 10:41 PM
It looks like you need a 2012 or newer Mac model as the first problem.

And without that, you won't even get to the second or any other next problem of AirDrop not working: ;)