"AIRDROP" doesn't work on my IPAD

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  1. larrycruzen

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    On my wife's IPAD AIR and on both of our IPHONE 5s, I can turn on Airdrop by swiping up from the bottom of the screen to bring up Control Center. On my IPAD 4 (last version before IPAD AIR), the Control Center has no place to turn on Airdrop. All are running IOS7.1. Do I have some setting wrong?

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    Go to Settings>General>Restrictions>AirDrop and make sure AirDrop is turned on. If it is turned off, it will not appear in the Control Centre.
     
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    Can't find Airdrop under restrictions. AirDrop shows on my IPHONE under restrictions, but not on my IPAD.

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    #3 larrycruzen, Apr 22, 2014
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    Are you certain that it's an iPad 4? This feature isn't available for the iPad versions before 4.

    Look at the model number of your iPad on the back cover. This will help you identify it:


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    Apple Support

    It's "A" and a four digit number.

    An easier method to identify it: if you use a 30 pin adapter to charge it, it's an iPad 3. With a lightning adapter, it's an iPad 4.
     
    #4 J. A., Apr 22, 2014
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    BINGO! ..... 30 pin connector. Since I bought it from Amazon just before the IPAD AID came out, I thought it was the latest. now I know it is an PAD 3.

    Thanks for the help.

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    You're welcome.
     

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