How to AirDrop from Mac to iPhone 8/8 Plus/X in Simple Steps

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Myra Updated on Jun 05, 2018 to iOS & Mac Topics | How-to Articles

AirDrop in the built-in feature in some Apple products which enables the data transfer between these AirDrop-supported devices. The commonest AirDrop-supported devices include iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Mac. With AirDrop, you can send photos, videos, locations and more between iDevices and Mac. For example, you can AirDrop from Mac to iPhone, from iPad to Mac or from iPhone to iPad. Since most users are searching for the way to send files from Mac to iPhone using AirDrop, this article is written to details the steps about how to AirDrop from Mac to iPhone. What's more, a completely free iOS data transfer tool is introduced in case you need to transfer files between Mac and iPhone without using AirDrop. Read on to get more details.

Part 1: How to AirDrop from Mac to iPhone 8/8 Plus/X

Before you use AirDrop to send files from Mac to your iPhone, there are the things you need to know. Since AirDrop requires both Bluetooth and WiFi to work properly, you need to put your two devices close enough for Bluetooth to connect and make sure both your Mac and iPhone are under WiFi connection. If there is something wrong with your Bluetooth or WiFi, you may find AirDrop not working on your iPhone or Mac. Got it? Follow the steps below to learn how to AirDrop from Mac to your iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X within minutes.

Step 1: Turn on AirDrop on your Mac.

  • Go to Finder > Go > AirDrop and turn on Bluetooth and WiFi to enable AirDrop on your Mac.
  • Set the option Allow to be discovered by as Everyone or Contacts Only.

Step 2: Turn on AirDrop on your iPhone 8/8 Plus/X in iOS 11.

  • Swipe up from the bottom of your iPhone screen to open Control Center.
  • Press deeply on the module where options like Airplane Mode, WiFi, Bluetooth are in, tap on AirDrop and set your iPhone to be discovered by Contacts Only or Everyone.

Step 3: Once the Mac and the iPhone is connected. You can send files from Mac to iPhone freely.

  • Drag the items to the image of the recipient and click Send.
  • Or you can click the Share button in an App, choose AirDrop, choose the recipient and then click Done.

Easy, right? You can use the simple steps described above to AirDrop from your Mac to iPhone 8/8 Plus/X easily and quickly.

How to AirDrop from Mac to iPhone 8/8 Plus/X

Part 2: How to transfer files from Mac to iPhone 8/8 Plus/X without AirDrop

You may think of iTunes when you want to transfer files from Mac to iPhone without using AirDrop. But as you may know, the biggest concern of using iTunes is that the newly synced data will replace the existing data on your device. That's why I recommend you to use the free alternative to iTunes, MobiMover Free. With MobiMover installed on your Mac, you can not only export files from Mac to your iPhone/iPad (in iOS 11 or later) but also back up iPhone/iPad contents to your Mac, transfer files from one iDevice to another and manage your iPhone/iPad data from on Mac. Photos, movies, TV shows, music videos, home videos, photo videos, music, ringtones, audiobooks, contacts, messages, notes, and more can all be transferred using MobiMover. Follow the steps below to learn how to transfer files from Mac to iPhone with the tool.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to Mac computer with a USB cable and tap "Trust This Computer" on your device if you are asked.

Run EaseUS MobiMover and choose "Mac to iDevice" to transfer data from Mac to iPhone.

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Step 2: Click "Add File" or "Add Folder" to select the files or folder that you want to transfer from Mac to your iPhone.

Or you can directly drag files from your Mac computer to the "Drag & Drop" area and transfer to your iDevice.

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Step 3: Click the "Edit" button to check or uncheck files that you want to or don't want to transfer.

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Click "OK" to confirm and click the "Transfer" button to start the transferring process.

Confirm to transfer files from Mac to iPhone.

Step 4: MobiMover Free will transfer files from Mac to iPhone or iPad at a fast speed.

When the process finishes, you can go to the corresponding applications on your iOS device to check the contents, such as pictures in Photos, movies in Videos, bookmarks in Safari, etc.

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