To use AirDrop, users should have iOS 7 or later, should turn on either Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, and must keep Apple iPad in close range with an Apple device having iOS compatibility. Apple AirDrop is an ad-hoc service that works not only on iPads, but also on Mac PCs and iPhones. In fact, AirDrop lets Apple patrons transfer media in between iOS devices without having to use external storage. Just open Control Center and tap on AirDrop to receive media files from in and around nine meters range.
However, many users complain that the AirDrop feature runs into errors in their iPads powered by iOS 10. If you are experiencing such issues too, below is how to fix AirDrop errors in iOS 10.
First, turn off and restart the Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. Then, proceed to force restart the iOS device by holding down the Sleep/Wake button. In addition, you should log out and log in to the iCloud service as well.
Access Settings > iCloud, and once you log out from iCloud, restart the iPad tablet. When the device reboots, navigate the same path – Settings > iCloud – and log in again through Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.
Note that using the latest iOS version tends to fix AirDrop errors as well and lets you use the feature without any hitches. If you have tried that, and still nothing works, try resetting the wireless network settings via Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings and see if the AirDrop issues are fixed.
Remember that resetting the wireless network settings would reset used passwords, cellular settings, including the VPN/ APN settings, which you may have used before the error occurred. So it would be better to note down the wireless network settings credentials before resetting the network.
The easiest way to reach out for solutions for errors in iPad tablets is to go to Apple Discussions and put up your complaint that you are facing AirDrop issues. An Apple patron might query you back with a solution for AirDrop errors in Apple iOS.
If you feel that it is taking too long for your issue to be addressed, get in touch with an Apple Care representative and ask for technical assistance.