How to transfer files between iPhones, iPads, and Macs with AirDrop

AirDrop has been available since the days of iOS 7, allowing users to quickly transfer their files between iPhones, iPads, and Macs. Apple has been improving AirDrop since release in an attempt to offer a better experience. In reality, you can transfer almost everything between your Apple devices, from files, contacts to videos and photos.

If you are new to iPhone and Mac, then the process of using AirDrop may be unknown to many users. With that in mind, we have you covered. In the section below, we will show you the steps on how to share files between Apple devices using AirDrop. Before we proceed, it’s a good idea to keep your devices up-to-date.

How to transfer files between iPhones, iPads, and Macs using AirDrop

1. How to enable AirDrop on your iPhone or iPad

Step one: First off, you need to fire up Control Center on your iOS device. To do this, swipe up from the bottom of the screen

Step two: Next up, press firmly on the wireless control box and then hit AirDrop button

Step three: From here, you will be presented with three options including Receiving Off, Contacts Only, and Everyone. Select your option and close Control Center

2. How to share files with everyone using AirDrop

Once you have enabled AirDrop, you can now share your files between your Apple devices. Basically, AirDrop relies on Apple’s built-in sharing sheet to work properly. Here is how.

Step one: Open the Photos app from your home screen and then select the photo you wish to share with your friends or family

Step two: Hit the Share button at the bottom left corner of the screen and then select the recipient’s device from the list.

If you have problems with AirDrop during the process, then the first solution is to reboot your device. Keep in mind that a reboot helps you fix some major iPhone or iPad problems, from app crashing, frozen keyboard to unresponsive touchscreen. In this case, it may do the trick.

If your recipient does not show up, then try turning off Bluetooth/Wi-Fi and then turn it back on to see if the problem is fixed.

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