At the Core: AirDrop Explained

by birtanpublished on January 27, 2021

Hi serenity call will here from I'm or and I want to talk a little bit today about my favorite continuity feature in iOS 8 and OS 10 inter device airdrop now I've been playing with continuity since the early betas but as cool as handoff and personal hotspot our airdrop has to take the cake for one thing it makes my day job super easy I take an ungodly amount of screenshots and sending them back to my Mac is a snap drop done in my spare time I also use voice memos to record my various musical endeavors and airdrop lets me quickly transfer those song sketches to my Mac where I can then put them into GarageBand and make them a

Little bit nicer but my favorite favorite part of airdrop has to be the Mac iOS file sharing that's right any file that I have on my Mac I can send to my iPhone or iPad it's kind of magic seriously all you have to do is make sure that your compatible devices are turned on have Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enabled there within 30 feet or so and your airdrop window is open on your Mac and you should see a little bubble pop up by identifying your device then you just drag a file or folder zip file on top of that little bubble and your data will wirelessly whisk its way over to

Your iOS device I use this primarily to transfer photos and videos I want stored in an iCloud photo library but it's also a great way to put roller-derby training videos that I use on my device and then easily delete them so that they don't take up so much space once I'm finished watching them now I had some problems at first convincing my Mac that it really wanted to connect to my iOS device via airdrop and the solution that I found was a good old fashioned switch everything off and then turn it back on again yeah I know it's lame and it's old and it's cliche but it does work it

Works so I switched off handoff in System Preferences on my Mac then turn it back on then I switched off handoff on my iPhone then turned that back on then i rebooted both my Mac and my iPhone I made sure everything was connected to Wi-Fi and Bluetooth etc it's and lo and behold airdrop airdrop if you're still having issues with airdrop ice just reading my colleague Ali's article on toggling continuity it fixed a bunch of my issues and it might help you to okay so you can transfer just about anything with airdrop but here

Things that you maybe probably shouldn't os10 apps you can theoretically drop an app bundle across the airdrop network but your iPhone won't know what to do with it mine prompted me to save it to transmit or GoodReader or Dropbox but what it's gonna do there I'm not really sure zip files and folders you can airdrop but they're only going to open in apps that support zip files and folders don't make the mistake that I did don't drop a folder full of images and assume that those will go straight to the Photos app because no no they may go to a good reader um multi gigabyte

Files first of all yes this does work I just transferred a four gigabyte video no problems um but it does take a few minutes even with the fast airdrop protocol and there's a chance that the process will error out or if you get your device too far away something will happen also unless you have a hundred and twenty you buy iPhone or iPad do you really want to store two four six gigabytes of data on your device I generally don't recommend it hopefully that gives you some ideas about how to use airdrop if you've got questions

About that or anything else tech related you want to investigate in an answer drop us a comment it's right down there for I'm or I'm serenity Caldwell and thank you very much for watching we'll be back next week you

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