Share and Transfer Files between iPhone and iPhone (Mac) via AirDrop

Since Apple released Yosemite and iOS 7, the Information-Transferring between iPhone and iPhone (Mac) become easier. With AirDrop on your Mac or iPhone, you can easily and quickly transfer data – Photos, Voice Memos, Videos which on Share Sheet – from iPhone to iPhone, iPhone to Mac.

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3 Steps to Share and Send Files between iPhones over WiFi and Bluetooth via AirDrop

Step 1. Enable your AirDrop on your iPhone. Launch Control Center > Turn on Bluetooth and Wi-Fi > Tap AirDrop > Choose Contacts Only or Everyone.

Step 2. Choose contents you want to share. Tap content > Click Share Button

Step 3. Transfer to your friends or family by taping his head pic.

Problems about AirDrop /AirDrop not Work/Can’t Airdrop

  1. Airdrops for Mac Denies Permission Problem.

You can try the method below to solve this problem:

Go to Apple menu > System Preferences>Users & Groups>Apple ID> then click ‘Change’ next to Apple ID. Enter your Apple ID password, and then disassociate the Apple ID from your account. Select the Apple ID, and then click Delete (-). Then to re-associate same Apple ID with your account, click Add (+). Do this on both machines and try using AirDrop again.

  1. Can’t Find Contact/People/Headpic I Want to Transfer to.

Try: “Set iPhone Airdrop to Everyone” and Wait for a minutes; Keep iPhone Screen On and Avoid iPhone to be in “Do Not Disturb” Mode; Make sure the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on and in a short distant between two iPhones

Features you should know about Airdrop when using it to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone:

  1. Only Support iOS Devices iOS 7 or Later.

And Apple said AirDrop is available on iPhone 5 or later, iPad (4th generation), iPad mini, and iPod touch (5th generation) and requires an iCloud account.

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  1. Over Wi-Fi & Bluetooth Connection.

It’s advantage and either disadvantage because the transferring from iPhone to iPhone may be stopped by accidentally when facing a bad Wi-Fi connection.


Sharing data with Airdrop is limited to sharing a small amount of files and data between different iOS devices, and AirDrop can’t support transferring iPhone to PC. If you want to share a large number of files and data between your iPhone to iPhone, iPhone to PC/Mac and iPhone to iPad/iPod. or your device doesn’t support AirDrop, you can use some other data-transferring tool for help.



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