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How to AirDrop from Mac to iPhone

AirDrop is one of the most preferred sharing platform used for sharing between iDevices. However, the process of sharing from a Mac to iPhone is different to that of iPhone to iPhone. Let us take a look on How can you AirDrop from Mac to iPhone.


AirDrop is one of the greatest feature of Apple Ecosystem. It helps you transfer photos, documents, etc from one Apple Device to another Apple Device with-in seconds. This lightening fast sharing feature is a must have.

This allows you to transfer files, photos, songs, etc. between iPhone, iPad and Mac. The process for two iOS devices is different as compared to the process of using AirDrop between iOS and Mac.

But there are chances if you use AirDrop for transferring huge number of files, there are chances that there can be some lagging and issues. I have many times faced errors where-in I was willing to move 100+ photos from my Mac to iPhone. After AirDrop completed it’s process, I couldn’t see those photos on my iPhone for an hour.

How to Turn On AirDrop on iPhone

First of all, you need to Turn On AirDrop on your iPhone. Follow the below mentioned guide to Turn On AirDrop on your iPhone:

Step 1 : Swipe from bottom to top, head to Control Centre

Step 2 : Press and Hold on the Network Block

Step 3 : Tap on AirDrop

Step 4 : Set the range as per your requirement

How to AirDrop from Mac to iPhone

The process is however pretty easy and there are no headaches involved in the entire process. It is preferred to use AirDrop for sharing or transferring small number of files. In case you’re trying to transfer huge number of files, there can be an error. For transferring huge number of files, you can take a look at our guide about How to Sync iPhone to iTunes.

Method 1 :

Step 1 : On your iPhone, go to Control Centre and Turn On AirDrop

Step 2 : On your Mac, go to Finder > AirDrop

Step 3 : Once you see your iPhone, drag and drop the files on [YOUR iPHONE]

Method 2 :

Step 1 : On your iPhone, go to Control Centre and Turn On AirDrop

Step 2 : On your Mac, select the files you want to transfer via AirDrop

Step 3 : Right Click on them, click on Share > AirDrop

Step 4 : Tap on [YOUR iPHONE]

After AirDrop completes the sharing process, you can head to your iPhone and use the shared files from Mac. In case you have shared a document, you shall receive a pop-up to choose with help of which application you would like to access the file. I prefer to use Apple Files Application for all documents, Photos Application for Photos, etc.


Sharing files from your Mac to your iPhone is a basic requirement. Often there are documents, photos, etc. available on your Mac which you might need on your iPhone. It can be for your Office work or just for personal work. But with help of your guide about How to AirDrop from Mac to iPhone, you can easily share files from Mac to iPhone.

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Punit Khatrihttps://ideviceguide.com
Founder and Editor-in-Chief. Punit is an Apple fan boy who loves to cover all news related to Apple and it's latest devices. Constantly trying to help the general public by sharing content that makes it simple and easy for them to understand the latest technology and the updates around.



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