I cannot believe it’s already Tuesday! These last several weeks just feel like they are flying by like nothing else. Maybe I’m just trying to finish too many things at one time with not enough hours in the day. Anyways, today I thought I would share a quick tutorial on “Apple AirDrop” for those who don’t know much about it and/or are new to Apple products. Let’s get started….
I use “Apple AirDrop” practically every single day. Whether I use it to transfer pictures, I’ve taken for posts from my iPhone to my MacBook Pro or sending pictures to a friend or family member with them close to me. Some days, it is faster than others, but eventually, the pictures get sent. I have found it very convenient to use instead of having to e-mail them to myself or some other way. Here are the steps to using “Apple AirDrop.”
“Apple AirDrop” iPhone to Computer:
So, this is probably an obvious one; however, the first thing you do is select the pictures and/or videos you want to send. Though keep in mind, the more you select, the longer it will take. Once you have selected what you want, you will tap on the first icon in the lower left-hand corner that has the arrow pointing up.
A menu will then pop-up at the bottom of the screen with various options. The first line shows the option of using “Apple AirDrop” and will show who and what device is available. Here, I, of course, wanted to send the picture to my computer. So, I selected where it says “Jenny Pooh MacBook Pro.”
You will also get a notification on your computer when the pictures and/or videos are being received. From there, you can find what you have transferred from your phone to your computer in your “Downloads” folder.
“Apple AirDrop” Computer to iPhone:
To transfer pictures from your computer to phone, it’s just as easy. There are actually two different way, but here I’m showing what I think is the easiest. First, you will again, select the pictures and/or videos you want to send to your phone.
Then, with your pictures and/or videos selected, you will right click to bring up the side menu. With the menu shown, you will go down to ‘Share’ which will bring up another side menu.
With the second side menu showing, you will then go over and down to ‘AirDrop’ and select it to open.
Once “Apple AirDrop” is opened, you will see the window like this one. Just like with transferring the pictures and/or videos from the iPhone to the computer, you will see who and what device is available.
Here, you will decide which device you want to send your selection to and select it. For this how-to, I just had it send to my iPhone. As you can see, it will show it is sending.
When it’s finished sending your selection, it will show it was ‘sent.’
On the device you send it to, it will do one of two things. Like in the picture above, it will show where pictures and/or videos are being shared. The other thing that could happen is before the selection is actually sent, it will ask the device/owner permission before sending the pictures and/or videos.
Finally, you will have the pictures and/or videos sent to the phone. Though it will show as the last photo or video taken at the bottom of your ‘Photos’ app originally when initially transferred, depending on when they were actually taken will depend on where it ends up. For example, this photo was originally taken October 22, 2016. It shows up at the bottom as the ‘last’ photo I took, but once I say reopen the app or add another photo, it will then show up under my October 22, 2016, photos and/or videos.
There you go! A short tutorial on how to use “Apple AirDrop” going from an iPhone to Apple Computer and from an Apple Computer to an iPhone. Hope you enjoyed and learned something new.
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