Learn how to use AirDrop to share photos, videos, pictures, files, contacts and web links to an iPhone, iPad or another Mac.
AirDrop uses Bluetooth to create a WiFi network between two Apple devices. It’s a very safe way of transferring data, as the devices sending and receiving the data create a firewall around the connection, ensuring that all files are sent encrypted. And there is no limit to the size of files that can be sent using AirDrop, unlike via email or other applications.
To use AirDrop, both devices must be within 9 metres / 30 feet of each other and have AirDrop, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth turned on.
Where is AirDrop on Mac and iPhone? That’s not super easy to answer, as AirDrop isn’t available as a standalone app. However, you can access it in several different ways.
Turning on AirDrop on a Mac
Turning on AirDrop on an iPhone or iPad
**If you select ‘Everyone’, your AirDrop name will then be visible to all nearby Apple devices, so be mindful of this while in public places.
How to AirDrop from Mac to iPhone, iPad or another Mac
You can send an item via AirDrop from your desktop, the Finder or from within apps such as Word, Photos or Contacts.
Firstly, ensure that the person you want to AirDrop to has their iPhone, iPad or Mac unlocked.
Sending from within Microsoft Word, Excel or PowerPoint:
Sending from within the Photos app on Mac:
Where do AirDrop files go to on Mac and iPhone?
You’ve accepted a file via AirDrop on your Mac or iPhone/iPad, but where do the files go to?
Blue Apple Systems Ltd
Unit 6 Alfold Business Centre
Loxwood Road, Alfold
Surrey, GU6 8HP
Blue Apple Systems Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Blue Apple Systems Limited is not a lender, but a licensed credit broker, licensed to introduce borrowers and lenders
for the purposes of entering into short-term leasing agreements. Blue Apple Systems Limited does not
charge customers a fee for using its broker services, but receives a 1.5% to 2% commission from lenders if a customer enters into a consumer credit agreement with a lender following introduction.
© Blue Apple Systems Ltd 2015. All Rights Reserved. Blue Apple Systems Ltd is registered in the UK.
Company registration number 05110252. VAT No 827058618.
All prices are subject to VAT at the current rate of 20%.