How to AirDrop from Mac to iPhone

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If you ever wondered how you can save time while transferring data from your Mac, keep reading this article.

AirDrop is a service that allows users to share files much easier and faster than before. The transfer is wireless and requires minimum effort.

It is available on Mac/iPhone/iPad/iPod devices, but only for those that meet certain requirements. Click on the following link to find if your device falls into the List of Apple products with AirDrop available.

There are two ways for you to share content from your Mac – through the Finder or by using the Share feature.

Transferring data from the Finder:

1. Go to Finder.finder menu bar

2. Select AirDrop from the sidebar. You can also choose it from the menu bar – click on Go > AirDrop.airdop from finder

3. Any AirDrop users nearby will be automatically shown. All you have to do is drag and drop a file or a selection of files to the desired recipient.airdrop users nearby

Transferring data by using the Share feature:

1. Open the file that you want to send. Click on the Share button within the app. Alternatively, you can hold down the Ctrl key on your keyboard, click on the desired file and then choose Share from the shortcut menu.share image

2. You will be met with various sharing options. Select AirDrop.share image via airdrop from mac step 1

3. Next, choose the user you wish to receive the file. The user must accept the file, in order for the transfer to be completed. After the process is finished, click Done.share image via airdrop from mac step 2

Here’s what will be displayed on the receiver’s iPhone:receive airdrop image to iphone

If AirDrop can’t find any users nearby, make sure that both devices have Bluetooth and Wi-Fi/Mobile data turned on. Do not fear, AirDrop won’t use your mobile data, and you won’t be charged for the transfer. The devices should also be no further than 30 feet (9 meters) apart. Also, AirDrop must be enabled on both devices, so they get wireless connection successfully.

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