How to AirDrop from iPad to Mac|How to AirDrop from Mac to iPad

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AirDrop is the pre-installed and ad-hoc data transfer service for Mac OS (Mac OS X 10.7 and later) and iOS ( iOS 7 and later) operating systems. In our last page, we have talked about how to use AirDrop on Mac and how to use AirDrop to transfer files between iPhone and Mac. Here, on this page, we will continue discussing how to AirDrop from iPad to Mac or how to AirDrop from Mac to iPad in the vice versa. You can use AirDrop to sync contacts, music, notes, photos, etc. between iPad and Mac simply. Besides, the EaseUS MobiMover Free is offered in the last part to transfer files between iPad and Mac without iTunes or iCloud anymore. 

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How to AirDrop from iPad to Mac (photos/videos/contacts/music)

To use AirDrop to transfer files from iPad to Mac, you need to turn on AirDrop on both two devices as well as connect the devices to a stable Wi-Fi network and enable Bluetooth.

How to turn on AirDrop on Mac

  • Open your Mac, go to Finder and choose Go in the menu bar.
  • Choose AirDrop on the left side of the window.
  • Set the Allow Me to be discovered by option as Everyone or Contacts Only.

How to turn on AirDrop on iPad

  • In iOS 10 or earlier: Swipe up from the bottom of your iPad screen to open Control Center. Tap on AirDrop and set your iPad to be discovered by Contacts Only or Everyone.
  • In iOS 11: Swipe up from the bottom of your iPad screen to open Control Center. Press deeply on the module where Airplane Mode locate in. Tap on AirDrop and set to be discovered by Contacts Only or Everyone.

How to transfer files/photos from iPad to Mac

Here, we show you how to use AirDrop to transfer photos from iPad to Mac. If you need to know how to AirDrop contacts from iPhone/iPad to Mac or how to AirDrop videos from iPad to Mac, you can link to the related pages.

1. Open the Photos App on your iPad.

2. Select the photos you want to AirDrop from iPad to Mac.

3. Click the Share button and tap AirDrop.

4. Choose your Mac, and the AirDrop transfer will begin. When the process finished, go to your Mac screen, and tap Accept to receive the photos from iPad.

how to AirDrop from iPad to Mac

How to AirDrop from Mac to iPad with ease

The way to use AirDrop to transfer data from Mac to iPad in the vice versa is similar to that of AirDrop from iPad to Mac. Tips below displays how to transfer music from Mac to iPad with AirDrop. To know more about how to AirDrop photos from Mac to iPhone/iPad, check the corresponding page.  

1. Open the Music App on your Mac. Play the song needs to be transferred, then click the built-in Share button.

2. Click the Airdrop and choose your iPad to start the data transfer.

3. Next, go to iPad and tap Accept on the pop-up to save the music on your device.

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How to transfer files between iPad and Mac with EaseUS MobiMover Free

EaseUS MobiMover Free is the best AirDrop alternative to help you transfer data from iPad to Mac or add content from Mac to iPad. You can use MobiMover to import photos, movies, TV shows, music videos, playlists, music, ringtones, audiobooks, contacts, notes, and Safari bookmarks from Mac to iPad without iTunes for free unlimited. Following guides teach you how to move data from Mac to iPad, if you need to back up and export iPad files to Mac, you can check the link at the beginning of this paragraph. Moreover, EaseUS MobiMover also enables you to transfer data from one iOS device to another in a direct way.

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Please makes sure your Mac is running Mac OS 10.12 (Sierra), 10.13 (High Sierra), Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion), 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.9 (Mavericks), or 10.11 (El Capitan).
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Step 1: Connect your iPad to your Mac, and click "Trust" when a prompt appears on your iPad asking you whether to trust this computer. Run EaseUS MobiMover and choose "Mac to iDevice" to move data from Mac to iPad.

how to transfer data from Mac to iPad - step 1

Step 2: To select the items you'd like to transfer, you can either click "Add File", "Add Folder" or directly drag and drop the files/folders to the MobiMover window.

how to transfer data from Mac to iPad - step 2

Step3: Then MobiMover will show you how many categories you have chosen and how many items are there. You can click "Transfer" to copy the files from Mac to your iPad immediately or you can click "Edit" to cancel the transfer of some items.

how to transfer data from Mac to iPad - step 3

Step 4: Uncheck the files you don't want to transfer and click "OK".

how to transfer data from Mac to iPad - step 4

Step 5: Click "Transfer" to start transferring data from Mac to your iPad.

how to transfer data from Mac to iPad - step 5