How To Transfer Photos From iPhone To MacBook Using AirDrop

Transferring photos from an iPhone to a MacBook is a lot easier using AirDrop than any other methods. Apple did a great job in making sure that its devices can communicate properly with each other.

In this post, I will be showing you how to transfer photos from iPhone to MacBook using Apple’s AirDrop service. If you haven’t tried using it before, then continue reading as this tutorial can help you.

Transfer Photos From iPhone To MacBook With AirDrop

Time Needed : 5 minutes

The AirDrop service transfers data so fast. So, depending on how many photos or videos you’re going to transfer, it may take just a few seconds to complete. Now, here’s what you need to do to transfer photos using AirDrop.

  1. To begin, launch the Photos app on your iPhone.

    Depending on how you’ve set up your device, the app can often be found on the Home screen.
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  2. Search and tap on the photo you want to transfer.

    Your photos are sorted chronologically so finding them should be easy.
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  3. Tap the Share icon at the lower-left corner of the screen.

    It’s the square icon with an arrow pointing up.
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  4. Check photos you want to import.

    If you want to transfer more than one photo, put a check on all the photos you want to transfer. You can swipe left or right to find the photos you want transferred.
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  5. When ready, tap the AirDrop icon.

    As long as your devices are properly set up, you should see them on the AirDrop screen.
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  6. Tap the name of your MacBook where you want the photos transferred.

    The transfer will begin immediately, and depending on how many photos you're transferring, it may take a few seconds to a few minutes.
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  7. Check your MacBook.

    You should see a pop-up on the upper-right corner of the screen telling you that the AirDrop items are received.
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  8. View your photos.

    You may view them once the transfer is complete by clicking Open. If you want to access them at a later time, you can find them in Downloads.
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Tools
  • iOS, MacOS
Materials
  • iPhone, MacBook

Once the files are saved locally on your MacBook, it means they have been transferred successfully.

Some FAQs About AirDrop

We want to answer some of the questions asked by our readers.

Why’s AirDrop not working on my iPhone?

You have to make sure that your iPhone has Bluetooth and Wi-Fi enabled. The same goes for the device that will receive data from or to your iPhone. AirDrop only works on Apple devices so if you’re transferring files to other phones or devices, then the service won’t work. Lastly, both devices must be near each other.

Where can I find the setting to AirDrop everyone?

By default, AirDrop is included in the list of default controls in Control Center. Pull it down and then press firmly or touch and hold the network settings card in the upper-left corner, touch and hold the AirDrop icon. A new window will pop-up and from there, you can choose to AirDrop everyone.

Can I AirDrop to Android?

No, you can’t. AirDrop only works on iOS devices. But if you simply want to transfer files or photos, there are other ways you can use. How To Transfer Photos From iPhone To PC?

And that’s pretty much it, guys!

I hope that we’ve been able to help you transfer photos from iPhone to MacBook and answer some of your questions.

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