How to transfer the content from iPhone to Mac using AirDrop

AirDrop is one way to easily transfer media between the Apple devices. Initially, AirDrop supported communication between two Macs and later iPhone or iPad with operating system iOS 7, but because of differences in technology, communication between iOS and Mac OS X was not possible.

The latest versions of both operating systems (OS 8 and Mac OS X Yosemite), allows quick communication between iPad, iPhone and Mac, even if you are not currently connected to the same wireless network. AirDrop instantly creates an Ad-Hoc connection between the two devices and allows easy and simple content sharing.

However, many users are encountering problems when try to establish AirDrop connection between iPhone and Mac as it seems that this functionality typically works only on Macs produced in 2012 and later.

So, if you have an iPhone or iPad with iOS 8 and newer Mac computer with OS X Yosemite operating system, you are able to switch simply certain content.

The prerequisite is that both devices have enabled AirDrop. On a Mac, you can find it in Finder, and on the iPhone, you can enable it in the control center, so that the device is visible to everyone. After activation of the option, quick transfer can begin.

Content transfer from iPhone to Mac goes in a way that in example you select a photo or video you want to transfer via AirDrop. In the Finder on a Mac, or in AirDrop Folder you will see the icon of your iPhone, and the iPhone icon of your Mac you just need to touch it. Transfer starts, and depending on the file size, it will soon be found in the Download folder on a Mac.

If you want to switch the content from Mac to iPhone, the simply drag item onto the iPhone icon which appeared in AirDrop folder in Finder.

It should be noted that this AirDrop is still filled with still bugs and it will not work on all vintage onwards), but functionality may depend on other factors such as the Bluetooth settings, Wi-Fi and a firewall.