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.

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

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.

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.

2. You will be met with various sharing options. Select AirDrop.

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.

Here’s what will be displayed on the receiver’s 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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