AirDrop not working

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  1. Willster

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    I have a 10.5” iPad Pro running 13.5.1 and a 2009 iMac running High Sierra. Both devices can see each other in Bluetooth but the iPad doesn’t show up in the Airdrop window and and the same on the iPad. I’ve reset the BlueTooth module, reset PRAM and ensured that do not disturb is turned off. Any idea what to try next. I’ve obviously shut down the iMac and the iPad at least once.
     
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    To use AirDrop between Mac and iPad, the Mac has to be from 2012 or later.
     
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    Ah ok. Thanks for that. Kind of strange that the iMac has the hardware and it’s also in the OS.
     
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    Afaik, it’s possible to send files via AirDrop between Macs released 2008 and later, so that’s the explantion why you can find the feature on your iMac.
     
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    iOS compatible AirDrop required newer Bluetooth and Wi-Fi hardware that was not installed in Macs until the 2012 models; features that allowed discoverability and file transfers without having to join the same network.
     
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    I see, that makes sense. Thank you!
     

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