- Update iPhone to Latest version iOS 16.3 or later and turn on airdrop -> Settings -> Screen time -> Allowed Apps -> enable airdrop.
- Force restart your iPhone and reset network settings to fix airdrop icon greyed out or disabled on iPhone 14, 13, 12, 11 etc.
When you try to share or send files from iPhone to Mac or iPhone to iPad or any Apple devices nearby using Airdrop then check with software update issue or content and restriction permission settings and turn on Bluetooth and certain apps are not allowed to use airdrop and other methods explained below.
Using Airdrop you can share file from one apple device to another apple device and connect iPhone to another apple device and exchange files easily on apple devices and sometimes you can experience issues like airdrop not working on iPhone 12 or Airdrop Not Working on iPhone 9 Methods to fix – All Series of iPhone airdrop icon disappeared or disabled or any issue with Airdrop on iPhone.
Airdrop Greyed out on iPhone 14, 13, 12
Below iPhone Airdrop not working troubleshooting methods will help you fix airdrop greyed out issue.
Step 1: Tap on Settings icon.
Step 2: Scroll down and tap on General
Step 3: Tap on Software Update and check for software update.
Step 4: if new version of software is available then tap on download and install latest iOS 16 or later iOS version on iPhone.
Once you update software to latest iOS version on iphone then go ahead and check with Airdrop on iPhone and Airdrop icon greyed out or Airdrop disabled option will be fixed.
Enable Airdrop on iPhone
Step 1: Open settings on iPhone
Step 2: Go down and Tap on Screen Time.
Step 3: Tap on Content and Privacy Restrictions.
Step 4: Tap on Allowed Apps
Step 5: In Allowed Apps -> Find AirDrop and toggle the button next to AirDrop and Enable Airdrop on iPhone.
If you have not turned on or enabled Airdrop on iPhone then Airdrop icon or option will be disabled or greyed out and once you turn on airdrop on iphone then your issue with Airdrop on iPhone not working or disabled will be fixed.
Turn ON Airplane Mode and Turn it OFF
Step 1: Swipe from top right hand corner and access control center on iPhone.
Step 2: Now, tap on Airplane mode and turn it ON.
Step 3: Wait for 15 to 20 seconds and then tap on airplane mode and turn it off.
Once you turn on airplane mode and turn it off then your issue of Airdrop icon disappeared or airdrop icon greyed out or disable issue will be fixed.
Force Restart iPhone
Press volume up button and then volume down button and then instantly press and hold power button and dont let go power button if you see slide to power off and press and hold power button till you see apple logo and release power button and wait for apple iphone to reboot.
Once your iPhone reboots and force restarts then go ahead and check with airdrop icon and access airdrop settings and turn it on and airdrop icon greyed out or disabled will be fixed on iPhone 14, 13, 12, 11, etc.
Reset Network Settings
Step 1: Open settings on iPhone -> General -> Transfer or reset iPhone
Step 2: Tap on Reset and Tap on Reset Network settings and enter your iPhone passcode.
Step 3: Confirm resetting network settings in pop up box and wait for iphone to reset network settings.
Once iPhone reset network settings, then go ahead and check with airdrop icon and airdrop will work normally and turn on airdrop and share files from iphone to any apple device using airdrop easily.
Airdrop not working on iphone 11, 12, 13, 14
Force restart your iPhone and Check you are connected to same wifi network and bluetooth is turned on and check with Airdrop settings and set to connect and received off or set to contacts only or everyone and set airdrop receiving to everyone and check.
Why is AirDrop not showing on iPhone?
If AirDrop is not showing on iPhone then you need turn on airdrop in screen time => content and privacy settings and in allowed apps and toggle the button and enable airdrop and turn on bluetooth and force restart iphone.
If your AirDrop is not showing in control panel then you need to add airdrop to control center and enable airdrop on iPhone.