By Jordan, Last updated: April 21, 2019
Sharing files with other people is one of the most common scenarios for those people who are working on a project, on the business field, and for just a case. And with that, there are actually a lot of ways on how you can transfer over your files from one device to another.
For Mac users, you can have your file transferred over to another device by using any cloud services. You can use your Dropbox, iCloud, Google Drive, and even send them over via email which is the most common way for you to be able to transfer files to another person.
However, there is actually one simple way for every Mac users to transfer their files over to another device. And that is by using the AirDrop on Mac. But not all Mac users and iOS users actually know about this method. That is why in this article, we are going to show you on how you can access AirDrop on Mac and send and receive any files from any other macOS device or iOS device.
So let us go ahead and learn more about the AirDrop feature on your Mac and how you can use it for you to be able to share files with another device that you have.
AirDrop is known to be as a wireless method that you can use for you to be able to transfer any of your files from your Mac to another Mac or iOS device. This goes the same with receiving them. The only thing that you will be needing to do is for you to make sure that you are connected to a Wi-Fi connection and that your Bluetooth is turned on in your Mac or iOS device.
And since that AirDrop is considered to be a wireless method for you to transfer over your files to another device, then that means that it relies on Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connection. This is because AirDrop will be needing the Bluetooth connection so that it can detect any nearby device. And the Wi-Fi connection is used when you are transferring over a file to another device.
Before you go ahead and start using your AirDrop on your Mac, you have to make sure first that you were able to turn it on. And for you to be able to do this, here is a quick step by step method that you can follow.
Step 1: Go ahead and launch Finder on your Mac.
Step 2: After that, go ahead and choose on the “Go” button located at the menu bar.
Step 3: Locate AirDrop.
Step 4: Once located, go ahead and click on it and a new window will appear on your screen.
Step 5: Then, go ahead and see to it that Bluetooth connection is turned on. And Bluetooth connection is on, your AirDrop on Mac will then be automatically enabled.
Step 6: Then, from the AirDrop window, you will then be given an option for you to select the devices that will allow detecting your Mac.
Step 7: From there, just go ahead and click on the “Allow me to be discovered by everyone”.
Step 8: Then, go ahead and choose from the options wherein you would want to connect your Mac. You can choose from the option Contacts, or you can also select to choose the option wherein anyone within the range to detect your Mac.
Now that you are able to turn on AirDrop on your Mac, then that means that you can now send and receive files wirelessly. And on your Mac, there are actually three ways for you to be able to use AirDrop and send files from your Mac. And here are the three different ways on how you can use AirDrop on Mac.
Step 1: Go ahead and launch Finder on your Mac and then choose AirDrop from its sidebar.
Step 2: After that, just wait until you see all a list of AirDrop users that is detected by your Mac’s Bluetooth connection.
Step 3: After that, go ahead and go to the location of the file that you are going to share.
Step 4: Once that you have found the files that you want to share, drag the files over to the device that is going to receive it.
Step 5: Once done, go ahead and click on the “Send” button.
Step 1: Go ahead and launch the Finder app on your Mac.
Step 2: From there, go ahead and go to the location wherein the files that you want to share is located.
Step 3: Then, go ahead and highlight the one that you are going to share.
Step 4: Then go ahead and press and hold on the Control key on your keyboard and right click on your mouse.
Step 5: After that, go ahead and click on the “Share” button located on your menu.
Step 6: Then go ahead and click on AirDrop on the Share menu.
Step 7: Then go ahead and choose the device that you would want to send the files to.
Step 8: Once that you are done, go ahead and click on the “Done” button.
This method that we are going to show you is the one that you can also use on any of your iOS devices for you to be able to transfer over your files to a Mac device. To know how you can use the Share feature, here is what you need to do.
Step 1: Go ahead and go to the files that you are going to share.
Step 2: Once located, go ahead and find the “Share” button from your application.
Step 3: Once that you have located the Share feature, go ahead and have the files you are going to transfer highlighted.
Step 4: And then, go ahead and press and hold the “Control” key and press right-click on your mouse.
Step 5: Once done, go ahead and click on the “Share” button located on your menu.
Step 6: And then, select the AirDrop feature from the Share menu.
Step 7: Then go ahead and choose the device wherein you would want to share your files from the list on your screen.
Step 8: Once that you have selected on the device, go ahead and click on the “Done” button.
So that is how you can use AirDrop on Mac for you to be able to send out files from your Mac to another device. And in case you are going to receive any files using AirDrop, you actually have the option to either accept or reject it.
You will be able to know that you have an incoming file using AirDrop when you see a request on your AirDrop window, or you can also see the request as a notification on your device. And all of the files that you are going to receive via AirDrop will all be saved on your Downloads folder.
Since that you are aiming to transfer your files from your Mac to another Mac or iOS device and vice versa, then it is time for you to clean up your Mac and remove those unwanted files. And you can do this with the help of the iMyMac PowerMyMac.
Go ahead and download the iMyMac PowerMyMac from our official website. And once that you are done, go ahead and have it installed on your Mac.
After installing the iMyMac PowerMyMac successfully on your Mac, go ahead and run the program. And as you can see on the main page of the program, you will be able to see the system status of your Mac.
From the main interface of the program, there are three different modules that you can choose from. From those three, go ahead and choose Cleaner for you to start cleaning up all your junks on your Mac.
After that, the iMyMac PowerMyMac will then show you a list of options that you can choose from under Cleaner. From that list, let us go ahead and start with System Junk.
Then, the iMyMac PowerMyMac will then ask you to scan your Mac. You can do this by clicking on the Scan button. Then all you have to do is to wait until the scanning process is complete.
Once that the scanning process is complete, you can now view on the result. All you have to do is to click on the View button and all the categories and files under system junk will be shown on your screen.
Then, from the files that are shown on your screen, go ahead and simply choose all the files that you would want to remove from your Mac. Do this by clicking on each file to put a mark on it.
After choosing all the junks that you would want to remove from your Mac, go ahead and simply click on the Clean button. The
So there you have it! Using Airdrop on your Mac is considered to be the simplest and easiest way for you to be able to share any of your files from your Mac to another Mac or any iOS device and vice versa. All you have to do is to make sure that you have turned on your Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connection for you to transfer your files over to another macOS or iOS device. Using the AirDrop on your Mac, transferring files to another device will be easier than using any other platforms. It is because you will be able to send them over to devices that are actually within your Mac’s range
Also, make sure that your Mac is free from all those files that you no longer need. This way, you will be able to make more room for the new files that you are going to get and as well as for you to be able to have your Mac run on its best performance.
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Last updated: April 21, 2019
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