How to AirDrop from iPhone to Mac: AirDrop is the easiest and most easy way to transfer files wirelessly to a Mac through an iPhone or iPad. Although AirDropping from iOS to Mac OS is easy, certain users might not be especially informed of how it operates and other people do not realize the functionality exists at all.
It’s quick to know how to use AirDrop to move files from an iPhone to a Mac and it offers a fast and secure way to pass images, videos, notes, and other data between nearby computers.
How to AirDrop from iPhone to Mac
You will need a modern version of iOS on the iPhone or iPad, and a modern version of Mac OS on the Mac to use AirDrop from iOS to Mac OS.
How to AirDrop from iPhone or iPad to a Mac:
In this case, we’re going to use the Photos app to access AirDrop files from an iPhone to a Computer, but you can access AirDrop in iOS from just about anywhere in the “Sharing” section.
Here’s how this works:
- Tap the Sharing icon on the iPhone with what you want to AirDrop (it looks like a little box with a jumping arrow), tap the AirDropping pictures from the iPhone to the Mac in the case.
- Now open a Finder window from the Computer, and pick “AirDrop” from the toolbar (or, preferably, pull down the “Go” button and choose “AirDrop”).
- Check the’ Let me be discovered by:’ portion on the Mac and it states either “All” or “Contacts Only,” hold this Finder window open because it enables AirDrop to do so.
- Click the AirDrop button back on the iPhone at the share page.
- Wait for a moment on the iPhone and the Mac with activated AirDrop would appear in the folder, then tap the User/user ID to start transferring the files/photos to the User instantly.
- The AirDropped files will automatically move from the iPhone to the Mac when the Mac ends, producing an audio effect and saving the files in the user downloads folder.
Many iOS Airdropped documents, files, images, videos or other data will still go to the registered Mac device download folder where AirDrop folders are used as the default.
The Mac will still allow for the transfer of inbound AirDrop files from iPhone, iPad, or other Macs, while the Finder AirDrop window is open. To prevent the further transfer, simply close the AirDrop Finder window while you are transferring AirDrop files to the Mac.
When you’re confused at all, it’s best to try this out by launching the iPhone or iPad Photos software and then AirDropping to a device for a picture or two. While it is very difficult to describe and to assert, it is actually very simple to use.
You must open the AirDrop Finder window to allow it in your Mac OS and tap the AirDrop icon from the iOS sharing menu to be on your iPhone or iPad.
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