AirDrop Not Working on iPhone XS Max, XS, XR

As you all know AirDrops are used to share files and data with other devices. We can transfer the files with a Bluetooth connection and also a Wi-Fi connection. In case you have any difficulty while using AirDrops or not working, then this article will help you. I had listed a few tricks to solve the AirDrops not working issue. My friend had this issue and he tried those tricks and it works for him. So I hope this article may help you to solve your problem too.

Solution 1: Force Restart

Force restart will help to fix many problems on your iPhone. So try this one.

force restart your iPhone

  1. Press the Volume Up button and then release it quickly.
  2. Press the Volume Down button and then release it quickly.
  3. Finally, press and hold the Side button( Wake/Sleep button) until the Apple logo appears.

Solution 2: Turn On/Off Airplane Mode

Turning On/Off the airplane mode will help to refresh the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connection on your iPhone. So to do that,


  1. Launch Settings.
  2. Tap Airplane Mode.
  3. Turn on and turn off it.

Solution 3: Sign Out / In iCloud

Sometimes the sign-out iCloud will fail to work the airdrop on your iPhone. Try this one.

  1. Launch Settings.
  2. Tap iCloud.
  3. Scroll down the screen and you will see the Sign-Out and then tap it.
  4. Soft Reset your device after the sign-out process completed.
  5. Then Sign In the back.

Solution 4: Turn Off/On the WiFi and Bluetooth

Refreshing the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth will help to solve the airdrop problem on your iPhone. Then follow the steps.


  1. Launch Settings.
  2. Tap WiFi and then turn it off and turn on it.
  3. And tap Bluetooth and then turn off and turn on it.

Solution 5: Adjust Airdrop Settings

Adjust airdrop on iphone

To adjust Airdrop settings on your iPhone, just swipe up the screen to open the control center. Then swiping up from the bottom of your iPhone. Tap Airdrop and then tap Everyone.

Solution 6: Reset Network Settings

Many of them solved the issue through the reset network settings. So try this one.

Reset Network Settings on iPhone

  1. Launch Settings > General.
  2. Scroll down the screen and click “ Reset”.
  3. And select Reset Network Settings.
  4. Enter your Password, if asked.
  5. And again tap on “Reset Network Settings” in the pop-up box to confirm the action.
  6. That’s it.

Note: This action will delete all WiFi password APN & VPN settings of your iPhone.

Solution 7: Software Update

If you’re using an outdated version of iOS will cause this issue. So make sure to update the software on your iPhone.



  1. Launch Settings > General.
  2. Tap on “Software Update“.
  3. If an update is available, tap “Download and Install”.
  4. Follow the instructions.

Hope the above solutions will be useful for you. If you have any doubts regarding this article, please share us through comments. Thank You.

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