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Unable to Airdrop BimX files to iPad running iOS 15.1

Stress Co_
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As in the title.

Works fine dropping to an iPhone running iOS 14.8.

As far as I know, it changed on the iPad with the upgrade to iOS 15.

 

I get a momentary (could only read it by pausing a screen recording) popup that say's

I'm sharing the model.... but it doesn't give the "Airdrop, Open With..." prompt.

This sucks as it was the fasted way to transfer files.

Can anyone else confirm if they are having the same issue?

Thanks,

Marc

(edited for typos)

 

Marc Corney, Architect
Red Canoe Architecture, P. A.

Mac OS 10.15.7 (Catalina)
Processor: 3.6 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9
Memory: 48 GB 2667 MHz DDR4
Graphics: Radeon Pro 580X 8GB
ArchiCAD 25 (5005 USA Full)
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Hi Karl:

I just now updated my signature ( I updated to Catalina about a week ago in order to run AC25).

Word/PDF/Excel files didn't airdrop BUT... I just did a restart on the iPad and everything works fine now.  Pretty sure it hadn't been restarted since the Mac OS update.  Thanks for the assist 👍🏻

Marc Corney, Architect
Red Canoe Architecture, P. A.

Mac OS 10.15.7 (Catalina)
Processor: 3.6 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9
Memory: 48 GB 2667 MHz DDR4
Graphics: Radeon Pro 580X 8GB
ArchiCAD 25 (5005 USA Full)

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Karl Ottenstein
Moderator

No problem with 15.1 on an iPad Pro ... After right click Share > Air Drop on Mac and selecting my iPad - this pops up on my iPad and selecting BIMx opens the model as it should.

 

IMG_079F0F3B633E-1.jpeg

 

Does Air Drop of other files work normally between your Mac and iPad?  I'm on Big Sur 11.6.1 ... wonder if your signature is up to date, Marc - are you really still on Mojave?  Maybe there's an issue there?  Try air dropping a Word DOC file (e.g.) and see if you're prompted to open Word on your iPad.  (My iPad presents a list of 10 or more apps that can open .doc files in that case.)

 

One of the forum moderators   •   AC 25 USA and earlier   •   MacOS 11.6.5, iMac Pro

Solution

Hi Karl:

I just now updated my signature ( I updated to Catalina about a week ago in order to run AC25).

Word/PDF/Excel files didn't airdrop BUT... I just did a restart on the iPad and everything works fine now.  Pretty sure it hadn't been restarted since the Mac OS update.  Thanks for the assist 👍🏻

Marc Corney, Architect
Red Canoe Architecture, P. A.

Mac OS 10.15.7 (Catalina)
Processor: 3.6 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9
Memory: 48 GB 2667 MHz DDR4
Graphics: Radeon Pro 580X 8GB
ArchiCAD 25 (5005 USA Full)

Karl Ottenstein
Moderator

Glad you got it sorted 🙂

 

One of the forum moderators   •   AC 25 USA and earlier   •   MacOS 11.6.5, iMac Pro

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