When you buy an apple product, they premium amount you pay for it justified by the features that the product offers to you. If you have a iPhone and a Mac, then there’s no need to use data cables to copy files from your iPhone to the Mac. Instead you can use Apple’s Airdrop feature to share files wirelessly via any two apple products that support Bluetooth and WiFi.
The Airdrop feature allows you to share files and data from multiple apps such as Safari, Photos, Maps, Notes, Pages, Keynote, Numbers, iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, Photo Booth, and Contacts. So you can make use of the Airdrop feature to send photos, videos and data such as Contacts, location from Maps, links, documents, notes and much more. Since the Airdrop feature makes use of WiFi to share data, the data transfer happens very fast.
For those who want to transfer files wirelessly from their iPhone to Mac, here’s how you can use the Airdrop feature to transfer files.
The Airdrop feature is only available on the following apple devices which are running iOS 7 or higher.
- iPad 4 or later
- iPhone 5 or later
- iPod Touch 5th gen or later
Configure Airdrop on your Mac
Open the Finder on your Mac and Click on Airdrop under Favorites and make sure the Allow me to be discovered option is set to Everyone.
Note: Airdrop needs to be open every time you receive a file.
How to Transfer files and Data from an iPhone to Macbook
Step 1: Swipe up from the bottom of your iPhone’s screen to access the Control center and Turn on both WiFi and Bluetooth.
Step 2: Tap on the Airdrop logo and select Everyone.
Step 3: Open any app that is capable of sharing data. In this guide, I’m going to transfer photos from an iPhone to a Mac. So go to the Gallery app and select any photo or video that you want to transfer.
Note: You can use Airdrop to share photos, videos and data from apps such as Safari, Photos, Maps, Notes, Pages, Keynote, Numbers, iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, Photo Booth, and Contacts.
Step 4: Tap on the Share option at the bottom left of the screen.
Step 5: If you iPhone is able to discover your Mac, then it should display your Mac’s name. Tap on your Mac’s name icon to send the files.
Step 6: Your Mac should make a sound alert and you will see a notification requesting you to accept the incoming files. Click on Accept to receive the files.
Once the file is transferred successfully, a confirmation will appear on your iPhone.
That’s it, you’ve successfully used the Airdrop feature to transfer files from your iPhone to a Mac. The transferred files can be found in the Downloads folder of your Mac.