How to Airdrop Photos?

How to Airdrop PhotosHow to Airdrop Photos

How to Airdrop Photos? – Overview

Apple is known for its exceptional software loaded with unmatchable features. The company offers a wide range of features or, we can say, tools that make our lives super easy. If you are using an Apple device, then you probably know about Apple’s Airdrop. But how do AirDrop Photos? Let’s find out!

Before we jump on to the steps to airdrop photos using iPhone or Mac system, every Apple user needs to know about what AirDrop is and how to use it!

What is AirDrop?

Airdrop is an ad-hoc service offered by Apple free of cost to its users. Airdrop lets you share photos, videos, locations, websites, and more with nearby devices. You can easily find nearby devices with Airdrop service enabled to share quick photos, videos, and other docs securely. It is the most secure way of sharing large-sized files such as photos, videos, and more with other Apple devices.

Understanding the Basic Functionality of AirDrop:

With AirDrop, you can send or receive documents and files from one system to another. The service uses Bluetooth and WiFi connection i.e. wireless connection, to transfer documents.

Before you get started with this service, make sure that Bluetooth or WiFi service is enabled.

AirDrop service lets you send or receive photos, videos, and other files to everyone or is limited to contacts only. If the service is enabled with Contacts Only, the person must have your number stored on your device.

Moreover, the sender and receiver must have their WiFi or Bluetooth service enabled. Besides this, the WiFi Hotspot service must be disabled on your device.

We advise you to keep the service enabled for everyone for hassle-free transfer. Once your task is done, disable this service.

How to AirDrop Photos?

It’s super easy to send or receive photos from the AirDrop service to your iPhone or Mac system. The following steps will show you how to share photos and videos using your iPhone with the help of the AirDrop service.

5 Steps to Send/Receive AirDrop Photos:

Step 1: Launch the Photos App

Go to the Applications menu, and select the Photos app from there.

Step 2: Select the Photos/ Videos

From the Photos app, tap the select option from the upper right corner. Select the Photos and Videos you want to share using the AirDrop service. You can either send a single photo or multiple photos.

Steps to Send:Receive AirDrop Photos

Steps to Send/Receive AirDrop Photos – Select

Step 3: Select the Share button

Once you select the photos from the Photos app, tap the Share button from the lower left corner.

Select the Share button

Select the Share button

Step 4: Choose AirDrop

You would be presented with AirDrop, Messenger, WhatsApp, and many other apps. Select the AirDrop option from there.

How to Airdrop Photos - Choose AirDrop

How to Airdrop Photos – Choose AirDrop

Step 5: Select the User

As soon as you select the AirDrop option, you will see the available recipients with whom you can share those photos and videos.


How to Airdrop Photos – devices

Once you select the recipient’s name, the device will prepare for the process and ask the recipient to accept your request. The process will begin as soon as the recipient taps the Accept button, and the selected files will be sent to the selected recipient via AirDrop.

How to Airdrop Photos – device prepare

Tips to Send Original Files using AirDrop

If you want to send the files from iPhone to Mac without losing their original quality and original video resolution, then there’s a way to do so. The following steps will show you how you can send original files (original video resolution) using AirDrop.

1. Go to Settings app from the apps menu and select the Photos option.

2. Scroll down the page, under Transfer to Mac or PC option, and select the Keep Originals option.

That’s all you have to do to send original videos and photos without losing their quality to a Mac system or an Apple device.

How to Adjust AirDrop Settings?

As noted above, you can adjust AriDrop Settings to enable or disable the service or to make the service enabled only for your contacts.

Go to: Apps menu > Select Settings > General > AirDrop


How to Adjust AirDrop Settings

How to Adjust AirDrop Settings


How to Adjust AirDrop Settings - general

How to Adjust AirDrop Settings – general


How to Adjust AirDrop Settings - Airdrop

How to Adjust AirDrop Settings – Airdrop


How to Adjust AirDrop Settings - receiving off

How to Adjust AirDrop Settings – receiving off

Here, you can see three options- Receiving Off, Contacts Only, and Everyone.

Receive Off means your device cannot receive photos and videos that others want to share with you. Your device will not be visible on others’ devices.

Contacts Only mean you can receive the photos and videos only from the contacts that are saved on your device. No other person can send photos, videos, and other files.

Everyone can send photos, videos, and other files to their device. However, you would be asked to Accept or Reject their request before you receive those files. If you suspect the recipient is not known to you, then simply select the Reject button.

Final Words:

This is how you can use the AirDrop service, which is a free-to-use service on your iPhone, iPad, or any other Apple device. AirDrop service is offered by Apple to all of its devices. You can use this service even on your Macbook. There is an option available on the Applications that acts the same as iPhone. If you haven’t used this service yet, then try it now!

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