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How to use Airdrop-share files between iOS & Mac

How to use Airdrop-share files between iOS & Mac

If you want to send a video file, image or text file from you Mac to iPhone or iPad or send an image, video or file from your iPhone to Mac, this video will walk you through it.

I will use airdrop to do this which is the easiest options for file transfer.

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In this video, I’m going to show you how you could transfer a file from your Mac to a iOS device or from an iOS device
onto your mac, so your ios device could be a iPhone, iPad, iPod touch. It doesn’t matter.
I’ll show you how it works both ways.
First thing I want to do is I want to transfer this movie file.
This is an MP4 movie file onto my iPhone. To do that,
I’m going to use airdrop. Airdrop is the easiest way to transfer files between the two, so the first thing I want to do is
I want to go to my iPhone and I want to make sure Bluetooth is turned on,
so I could just do this with the quick menu, I just scrolled up
and this is the bluetooth icon.
Yours may look different depending on what version of iOS you have, but make sure that’s turned on and now,
I’m just going to open a new finder window. I’m going to press command n. And I’m going to click on airdrop here.
And on my airdrop, I want to say allow me to be discovered by everyone.
And you see my iphone just got discovered by doing this. Again, make sure your bluetooth on here
is turned on and make sure this option is everyone
and now that the iPhone is visible, I could go ahead and I could drag this movie file right onto my iPhone.
And it says waiting and then I should get this on my iPhone and if I press accept,
it should start downloading it to my iPhone and you just automatically opened the photo app and that video is right there on my iPhone.
So obviously you could do this with a movie file or a picture or any other file the same way. Now let me show you
how you work the other way. Now let’s say I wanted to bring a picture from here onto my Mac.
So let me open a picture off on my iphone, so if I want to bring this picture onto my Mac,
all I gotta do is I gotta press this icon on the bottom
and my iMac is showing up right here. If I just press that,
the same thing happened. Now the pop-up is on my iMac. I press accept and just like that,
it’s going to go straight into my download folder. Now if I go to my download folder, press spacebar,
there’s that picture, so that’s the easy way of sharing files between iOS devices and a Mac.
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