How To Fix Not Able To Share Passwords with AirDrop in iOS 12

With the introduction of iOS 12 and macOS Mojave versions in WWDC 2018, Apple has made password management a breeze. Besides allowing you to manage your accounts, it also lets you share passwords with AirDrop. Everything worked well so far, but unfortunately, in case something went wrong. If you are not able to share passwords using AirDrop between iOS 12 and macOS Mojave devices after several attempts, then this post will help you. We hope the below-mentioned tips & tricks can come to your rescue.

How to fix not able to share passwords with AirDrop in iOS 12 and macOS Mojave

Make sure that AirDrop is enabled

The first thing you need to do is making sure AirDrop is already enabled on your devices. Apart from that, you have to select Everyone so as to be discoverable by all devices nearby.

On Your iOS Devices

Step 1: Launch Settings app and tap on General.

Step 2: Next, tap on AirDrop. Then, make sure that Everyone is selected.

You can also open up the Control Center and then touch and hold the Wi-Fi icon ⟶ AirDrop icon ⟶ select Everyone.

On your Mac

Step 1: Launch Finder on your Mac.

Step 2: Next, click on Go menu and then click AirDrop.

Step 3: Next, click on the drop-down menu near “Allow me to be discovered by” and choose Everyone.

Make sure Personal Hotspot is turned on

If the Personal Hotspot is being enabled on your device, then turn it off as it requires Wi-Fi and will clash with AirDrop when enabled. To do so,

Launch Settings app and tap on Personal Hotspot and disable it.

You should also disconnect your Mac from Instant Hotspot. Simply click on the Wi-Fi icon and disconnect your device from the Instant Hotspot.

Do Not Disturb mode

If you have set up scheduled Do Not Disturb, you should disable since it can come in the way of the file transfer feature.

On your iPhone/iPad, go to Settings ⟶ Do Not Disturb ⟶ and toggle the switch next to Scheduled to Off.

On your MacOS, simply click on Notification pane and disable Do Not Disturb mode.

Also read: How To Use Workflow For Creating Siri Shortcuts

Ensure AirDrop usage is not restricted

AirDrop might restrict your use and you forgot to get rid of the limitation. So, make sure that it’s not blocked. Go to Settings ⟶ General ⟶ Restrictions and then enter your Restrictions passcode. After, make sure to toggle the switch next to AirDrop to On.

Firewall Might play the spoilsport…

You should check out if the Firewall on your Mac is playing the villainous role. While it’s a reliable security tool, sometimes it comes in the way of normal functionalities. So, you should disable it and try sharing the password again.

Step 1: Head to System Preferences ⟶ Security & Privacy.

Step 2: Click on the Firewall tab and select Lock icon.

Step 3: When prompted, enter your administrator password and click on Unlock.

Step 4: Click on Turn Off Firewall.

Step 5: Once the changes are applied to, you just click lock icon again.

If none of the tricks could fix the problem, then you should wait for later updates. A software bug might cause the issue, so wait for other updates from Apple to get your work done.

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