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Apple airdrop intermittent failure

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Hi, attempting to send photos from an iphone to an ipad results in sporadic success with no obvious reproducible pattern. Failure takes the form of either a message, or no response, or invisible target device. What kind of technology is behind this? Some kind of asynchronous service? If this were windows etc i would expect to have to get my hands dirty with tech details, but this isn.t. It makes me wonder if apple isn.t just a load of sh*t now.
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I'm  interested to know why the issue could be sporadic. If it doesn't work i can accept an error message, ideally with a code or some explanation, but a generic failure statement followed or preceeded by success on other attempts makes no sense. I'm puzzled more than annoyed.

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The wider answer maybe systems are becoming complex in the mathematical sense, but i.d like an idea on a specific cause here.
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I wasn.t aware a 3rd party wireless connection is required but this could have explained it as it was weak.  Still it seems like a poor implementation, surely this could be diagnosed automatically and given appropriate treatment or warning.

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Thanks for your feedback, useful info.
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