How to use AirDrop to share files between Macs to iOS Devices

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What Is AIRDROP:

It was a Mac os X lion, which introduced airdrop. This is the most significant feature since it allows mac users to share their files via airdrop to other IOS devices without incurring any trouble. Even mac users don’t need to copy files on a server to share files with other Apple gadgets. If devices are physically close to each other, then sharing can be done very quickly.

However, mac users can use this great facility of airdrop but only in case if they possess mac Ox S Lion minimum. To see whether you have this option or not, directly go to the finder icon in the menu and click on the go menu. If you have airdrop option available, then you can use it without updating your system software.

Sharing content from mac to other IOS GADGETS via airdrop is an incredible way that can be done if one follows the following methods.

1st Method:

  1. Go to the Apple menu and select System Preferences.
  2. Choose the Security & Privacy tab.
  3. Click the Firewall tab, then the padlock, then type in your password.
  4. Press Firewall Options and on the next screen, make sure Block all incoming connections at the top of the window is not checked.

Both devices don’t have to be connected to the same iCloud account — AirDrop is designed to allow you to share files with other users as well as other devices you own. However, if the device you want to share files with is connected to a different iCloud account, the owner of the device will have to accept the incoming connection before the file can be transferred.

Now that you’ve set it up, the next step is to make sure both devices are connected to Wi-Fi and Bluetooth is switched on.

  1. On your Mac, go to the menu bar and, if Wi-Fi is off or not connected, click on the Wi-Fi icon and choose a network.
  2. Go to System Preferences, choose the Bluetooth pane and, if Bluetooth is off, press Turn Bluetooth On.
  3. If you want to share files with an iOS device, go to the Settings app on that device and make sure Wi-Fi is connected and Bluetooth is switched on.

2nd Method:

Turn on Wi-Fi on your iPhone (Settings -> Wi-Fi) and Mac (Menu Bar -> Wi-Fi -> Turn Wi-Fi On. AirDrop will still work between the Mac and an iOS device even if both are using different Wi-Fi networks. Turn on Bluetooth on your iPhone (Settings -> Bluetooth) and Mac (Menu Bar -> Apple -> System Preferences -> Bluetooth -> Turn Bluetooth On). Turn on AirDrop on your iPhone (Slide up to access Control Center -> AirDrop -> Choose “Contacts Only” or “Everyone”) and Mac (Finder -> Menu Bar -> Go -> AirDrop -> Click “Allow me to be discovered by:” -> Choose “Contacts Only” or “Everyone”).

You may now begin using AirDrop to transfer files between a Mac and an iOS device. To test it out, go to the AirDrop menu in Finder and notice that a circle represents your iOS device. Drag and drop a file onto the circle, and your iOS device will prompt you to accept the file.

You can also transfer files from the Mac to an iOS device using apps that have Share feature built-in. The Share menu can be accessed in the upper right corner of an app and is represented by a square with an upward-facing arrow.

Selecting the AirDrop option from the Share menu brings up a list of devices that can receive files.

Transferring a file from an iOS device to the Mac can be done in any app that supports the Share functionality. Like on the Mac, the Share button brings up a list of options for transfers, including AirDrop. For example, sending an image to the Mac from the Photos app can be done by tapping the Share button, tapping AirDrop, and selecting the desired Mac. A prompt to accept the file should then appear on the Mac.

FOLLOWING THESE METHODS WILL UTTERLY HELP USERS.

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