One of the unique and exclusive features of Apple devices, is Airdrop. For those of you who are new to this, Airdrop is the proprietary file sharing application that is pure-installed on all the Apple devices, to facilitate file sharing between them, thereby creating a seamless ecosystem. You can create a pages file on your Mac, and then share it to your iPhone seamlessly using Airdrop, and let’s just say, that the possibilities are endless.
Using Airdrop on your Apple devices does need the Bluetooth to be on, and the internet connectivity to be seamless. If these two conditions are fulfilled, you can start sharing files with another Apple device that you may own, or even a stranger’s Apple device, if he/she are in range.
On the Mac, there is no obvious way of spotting the Airdrop app, as it is more of a feature, so in this tutorial, we will make that task a little easier, by telling you how you can easily find and use Airdrop on the Mac.
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Unlock your Mac/MacBook to reveal the Home Screen.
In the top menu bar, click on the ‘Go‘ button.
Click on the ‘Airdrop’ option from the drop down menu.
Alternatively, you can press the ‘SHIFT+CMD+R’ button simultaneously to open the Airdrop window.
Within the Airdrop window, you can decide whether you want to be discoverable to everyone, or just your contacts.
Once the setting has been finalized, you will be able to spot other Apple devices that are within range, and you can start sharing your files with them.
The best part about Airdrop is that there is no limit to the size of the file you can send via this service. Apple has not mentioned a top limit, so as long as the two devices are in range, you can send absolutely anything via Airdrop, and depending on the size, the transfer time will be determined.
Please note – Airdrop is only compatible with Apple devices, and as such, cannot be used to transfer files between an Apple and Android device.