: Airdrop problems

Apr 24th, 2016, 12:27 AM
Hello group, I have a Mac Mini and MBP that are both on the same network. When trying to use Airdrop, my MBP finds the Mac mini but the Mac mini does not recognize the MBP. I have rebooted both machines but still have the same problem. I am trying to airdrop a file from the Mac mini to the MBP. The Mac mini will recognize my iPad and i have been successful in using the airdrop feature in the past. Any ideas where the problem may be? As always thank you in advance for the help. Cheers and beers to all.:)

Apr 24th, 2016, 02:07 PM
You didn't mention what OS versions etc. are involved but welcome to one of Apple's very iffy software and when it decides to work.

You can read some suggestions at some sites like:
AirDrop not working? Here's the fix! | iMore (http://www.imore.com/how-to-fix-airdrop-iphone-ipad)

Or just try any of the many others:

Apr 25th, 2016, 10:39 PM
@pm-r...thank you for your reply. I am using os x Yosemite on both machines. After fiddling around a bit more, I learned that if I right click on the file that I want to airdrop from the Mac mini to the MBP a menu pops up giving me the option to "airdrop". I clicked on that and voila, the Mini recognised the MBP...was able achieve positive results. Thanks for the assistance and links. Cheers and beers:)