How To Airdrop From Mac To iPhone (or iPhone To Mac) – Easily Transfer Video Files

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I’m going to show you how to airdrop files from my Mac to my iPhone. I’m also going to show you how to add drop files from my iPhone to my Mac.

If you want to rapidly transfer files between your Mac computer and your iPhone or vice versa, airdrop is the easiest and fastest way to do it.

In this video, I’m going to show you the requirements, how to verify Mac support for airdrop, and also go over some troubleshooting tips.

So what is airdrop?

Airdrop enables you to wirelessly send videos, photos, documents, map locations, websites, and more to a nearby iPhone, Mac, iPad, or iPod touch.

Here are two ways to verify MAC support for airdrop.

On my iMac. I just click on finder and see airdrop at the top here.

Alternatively, click on the Apple icon.

Click about this Mac

Click system support

Under network, click wifi.

Under the interfaces section. You’ll see airdrop supported.

Here are the steps to Airdrop your video from Mac to iPhone.

Click the icon at the top here to make sure that Bluetooth is on

Select the video that you wish to airdrop. I’m going to select this one.

Just drag it to airdrop.

Now it’s finding the phone.

Just drop it on top of that. Now it’s sending the file.

Let’s check the phone. Here’s my .mp4 file I’ve just sent from the iMac to my phone

Here’s how to airdrop from iPhone to Mac.

Tap photos.

Tap the video clip,

Tap the icon in the bottom left.

Now you can see that the iMac automatically shows up on my iPhone, so tap the icon.

iMAC is now receiving the video from the iPhone.

iMac accepted the file and here it is in my finder.

So I tap on the file and here’s my video clip.

What are some of the requirements?

Mac device such as a computer, iPad, iPod touch, iPhone,

Turn on Bluetooth for your device.

Make sure that both wifi and Bluetooth is turned off. It’s not compulsory, but it helps if both devices are on the same wifi network. Devices must be within 30 feet of each other, but preferably less. Remove any physical objects between both devices during the transfer.

Choose the everyone option

Deactivate airplane mode. If airplane mode is activated, it shuts down the wireless reception.

Make sure you have do not disturb mode turned off, otherwise it’ll render your device in accessible

Switch off personal hotspot because both require a wifi connection.

Here are 3 ways that I use airdrop to transfer files between my Mac devices.

1. Transfer broll footage from my iPhone to my Mac. I often take photos or videos with my phone while I’m out and about that I can use in future videos.

2.  Transfer files from my iMac to my iPhone. I often extract short video clips of YouTube videos that are stored on my Mac and transfer them to my iPhone so I can post them on Instagram. Air drop makes it really easy because I can transfer the files within a few minutes.

3. Send files between my iPhone and my daughter’s iPhone. Whenever I want to transfer a photo or a video to my daughter’s iPhone or vice versa, I use airdrop , I’ve just got to make sure that the phones are within a few feet of each other.

Let me ask you a question.
How do you currently transfer video files between your Mac and your iPhone? 
Post your answer in the comments below. I’d love to read them and I’m sure others would too.

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