For some new Mac or iPhone users they may have no clue how to share photos, videos, websites, locations, and more between Mac and iOS devices without using data cable. Here we will show you how to use AirDrop to easily achieve this task. AirDrop is an ad-hoc service in Apple Inc.s OS X and iOS operating systems that enables you to wirelessly send content to a nearby iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac, and it has no limitation on the size of document you wanna transfer.
To use AirDrop to send items from Mac to iPhone and vice versa, you need a 2012 or newer Mac model with OS X Yosemite or later, and it also requires an iPhone 5 or later running iOS 7 or later. How to check: for Mac computer, open Finder and go to Go menu to verify if AirDrop is listed as an option; for iOS device, swipe up from the bottom of the screen to open Control Center and see if AirDrop appears there.
How to Turn on and Set up AirDrop on your Mac and iPhone:
- Turn on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on your iPhone and Mac.
- Open the Finder on your Mac and choose Go > AirDrop from the menu bar.
- Click Allow me to be discovered by at the bottom of the AirDrop window.
- Open Control Center by sliding up from the bottom of your iPhone screen.
- Tap AirDrop and then choose the option: Contact Only or Everyone.
- To send files from Mac to iPhone, you need to locate the file, drag it to the image or name of you iPhone in the window and then click Send.
- To send files from iPhone to Mac, you can tap the content you wanna share from apps such as Photos, Safari, Contacts, tap Share button in the lower left corner and then tap the name of your Mac.
- After doing these steps you another device will receive an alert with a preview of the content you want to share, and you can choose Accept option to get the content.
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Published by: RefreshingCities Editor