Many iPhone users have complained that AirDrop is not working after updating iOS 11. I also had this problem. When I tried to share a movie to my sister iPhone via AirDrop, I found that it didn’t work. If you have the same issue this article will help you to solve this issue.
Solution 1: Check AirDrop option
Make sure that Airdrop is turned on.
Check the distance between the two devices. It should not be too long. Distance should be within 30 Feet (9 meters).
AirDrop will support iOS 7 and later versions.
Check your network connections.
Sign Out and Sign In to iCloud.
Solution 2: Enable and disable Bluetooth
- Launch Settings.
- Tap “Bluetooth”.
- Turn off Bluetooth and wait for sometime. Then turn on it.
Solution 3: Enable and disable Wi-Fi
- Open Settings.
- Tap “Wi-Fi”.
- Turn off Wi-fi. Wait for 10 seconds. And then turn on it.
Solution 4: Force Restart/Hard Reboot
Force restart/Hard Reset (till iPhone 6)
- Press and hold the Home Button.
- At the same time, press and hold the Wake/Sleep (Power) button at top right of the iPhone while holding the Home Button.
- Hold both buttons until the screen goes black and wait until the Apple logo appears.
Force restart/Hard Reset ( iPhone 7)
- Press and hold the Wake/Sleep (Power) button at the right of the iPhone.
- Press and hold the Volume Down button on the left side while holding the Wake/Sleep button.
- Wait until the Apple logo appears.
Force restart/Hard Reset ( iPhone 8 and iPhone X)
- Press Volume Up button and quickly release it. And then Press Volume Down button and quickly release it.
- At last, press and hold the Slide button (Wake/Sleep button) until the Apple logo appears.
Note: don’t press Volume Up and Volume Down at the same time.
Solution 5: Reset Network Settings
- Go to Settings->General->Reset.
- Tap “Reset Network Settings” under Reset.
- Enter passcode if required and tap “Reset Network Settings” to confirm the action.
This action will delete all WiFi passwords, APN and VPN settings of the iPhone.
Solution 6: Reset Factory Settings (Factory restore)
This process will erase all data from your mobile. So Before doing it take a back up your iPad or iPhone.
To take a back up,
- Launch Settings->iCloud.
- Make sure that “iCloud Backup” is on.
- And tap on “Back Up Now”.
You can also Restore your iPhone using iTunes.
After finishing this restore everything,
- Open Settings->General->Reset.
- Select “Erase All Contents and Settings”. Enter passcode if it is required.
- Then you will be asked to enter Apple ID password. Enter it. The reset process will take 1 or 2 minutes.
- Turn on your device.
- You can see the Apps & Data screen with four options. Tap “Restore from iCloud Backup”.
- Sign in to iCloud. To do that you have to enter Apple ID & Password. Then tap “Next” at the right upper corner of the screen.
- Then tap “Agree” to agree to the Terms and Conditions.
- The latest list of Backup for your iPhone will appear. Tap it. Restore will start.
- Check Apple warranty status. If your iPhone covers warranty, take it to the Apple Service Center.
- Check your Wi-Fi router.
If you know any other solutions to fix this issue, let us know through your comments.