How to Fix iOS 12 AirDrop not Working on iPhone/iPad

iOS 12 AirDrop not working on your iPhone/iPad but don’t know how to fix it? Here in this guide, we’ll show you some troubleshooting tips to solve the issue of AirDrop not working on iOS 12.

By Abby Walsh | Posted on: Sep. 17, 2018, Last Updated: Sep. 17, 2018
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iOS 12 is on the way, you are suggested to know the pros and cons of iOS 12, including the iOS 12 issues you may meet and the iOS 12 features you will get, so that you can make a good decision on whether to update to the new iOS 12 on iPhone iPad.

When I start AirDrop on both devices my iPhone rarely turns up on the AirDrop window on my iMac, but if it does and I drag a file over to transfer, and after accepting the request on my iPhone it will say it was declined and the file won’t be transferred.Is it just me or does AirDrop rarely work

iOS 12 AirDrop not Working

iOS 12 AirDrop not Working

AirDrop is able to transfer files and pictures from iPhone to Mac, from iPhone to iPad from iPhone to iPhone and vice versa. But every iOS update would cause some problems like AirDrop not working, just like the question we showed above. So what if iOS 12 AirDrop not working on your iPhone and iPad? No worry, you are not alone. Here in this post, we’ll offer some simple tricks to fix the problem of AirDrop not working in iOS 12.

Also Read: How to Fix An Error Occurring Installing iOS 12 >

How to Fix iOS 12 AirDrop not Working on iPhone/iPad

Tip 1. Force Reboot Your iPhone/iPad
Rebooting device is an easy and sometimes can fix the problem easily. Just Restart your iPhone or iPad after iOS 12 update to fix the issue of AirDrop not working in iOS 12.

Tip 2. Check Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
AirDrop relies on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to bring two devices together over the air so you need to make sure they were switched on first. Just swipe up from the bottom of the screen to bring up the Control Centre.

Tip 3. Log Out and Log In iCloud.
Sign out from the iCloud account and sign in again may fix the issue of iOS 12 AirDrop not working. Just go to Settings > iCloud > log out the iCloud account and then log in again.

Tip 4. Reset Network Settings.
There are chances that iOS 12 AirDrop not working problem was caused by network disconnection or network error. Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings.

Tip 5. Contact Apple Support.
If none of these methods can work to fix the problem of iOS 12 AirDrop not working, then there may be some hardware or software failures on your iOS devices.

Tip 6. Try An AirDrop Alternative.
Based on the feedback from users, AirDrop is quite odd and complex to transfer files among iPhone, iPad and Mac. Here you can try AnyTrans for iOS to make it easily.

Share the tips to fix AirDrop not working issues on iPhone iPad, and help people get out of this iOS 12 AirDrop issue.

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone with AnyTrans for iOS

What if you want to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone without using AirDrop? AnyTrans for iOS is ready to help. It’s a professional iOS data transfer tool that can move files from iPhone to iPhone, iPhone to computer and computer to iPhone. Check some main features of this tool:

  1. Supports transferring photos from iPhone to iPhone directly without using AirDrop, and all your existing data will be safe during the process.
  2. Supports transferring files from iPhone to iPhone, iPhone to iPad, iPhone to computer and vice versa. It’s compatible with both Windows and Mac.
  3. Allows users to select and preview files before transferring, which means you can choose the data you want to move instead of the whole content.

Now just free download AnyTrans for iOS and follow the steps below to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone without trouble.

Step 1. Run AnyTrans for iOS > Connect both of your iPhones to the computer (PC/Mac) > Chose Device Manager > scroll down to the category page.

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone - Step 1

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone – Step 1

Step 2. Select Photos > Pick up the album with the photos you want to transfer.

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone - Step 2

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone – Step 2

Step 3. Select the photos you want to transfer > Click To Device button to transfer photos to another iPhone.

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone - Step 3

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPhone – Step 3

The Bottom Line

That’s all about iOS 12 not working on iPhone/iPad and some solutions we offered. If you want a better iOS data transfer tool, AnyTrans for iOS is definitely one of your best options. Just get it to your computer and have a free trial now >

Abby Walsh

Member of iMobie team, an Apple fan and a horror movie lover. Always be willing to solve all kinds of Apple-related issues as well as Android's.