How to use AirDrop to share files from your iPhone or iPad to your Mac running Yosemite. This has been one of the top features users have been wanting on the Mac for many years. It will definitely be much easier to get that email or photo onto your device much faster and easier than using email.
AirDrop lets you quickly transfer files between iPhone and iPads and Mac. It requires WiFi and Bluetooth be enabled in order for the transfer to take effect. Users can quickly transfer almost any file on iOS devices using their share sheets. Simply choose the item you wish to transfer and tap the share sheet to begiun the process.
How to Enable or Disable AirDrop on Your iPhone or iPad
- Launch Control Center by swiping up from the bottom of the iPhone or iPad
- Make Sure both Bluetooth and WiFi are Active on the device.
- Tap on AirDrop
- Choose the Contacts Only or Everyone option after tapping the AirDrop Option. This enables other users to see you are discoverable or only your contacts through AirDrop.
Note: If you choose Contacts Only, you and anyone you want to share with needs to be logged into iCloud. For privacy reasons, Apple Won’t share your contacts with another device to determine if there a match, it’ll check both your iCloud accounts instead. Then, if theres a match, it’ll show you your own version of the contact on your device. That way, no data gets leaked.
To Disable AirDrop, repeat the same process but Choose Off.
How To Transfer files between iPhone and iPad with AirDrop
- Find The file you wish to send using AirDrop
- Tap the Share Button
- Choose the contacts you’d like to AirDrop to.
- Once it finishes you should see a sent message underneath it.
AirDrop will be one of the best features users enjoy in iOS 8 and Yosemite. Besure to check out all our other tips for iOS 8.