How to Transfer Photos from Mac and Windows to iOS Using Airdrop and Third-Party Apps

Everyone’s well aware of using iCloud for creating backups on your iOS devices. iCloud also enables you to share your data across other devices, log in with the same Apple ID. iCloud is the easiest option to store and share media.

iPhone and iPad users must have come across a service named Airdrop, that enables you to share your files with other supported devices. Airdrop is a very underrated method of sharing your content but it is also one of the most efficient options.

Have you ever thought of using third-party applications to transfer files from your Mac or Windows to an iOS device?  Trying to recollect the same, right?

Below is a guide on using Airdrop and Dropbox to transfer photos from Mac and Windows to your iPhone and iPad.

Using Airdrop to Transfer Photos from Mac to iPhone and iPad

Note: The Mac you’re using must support the Airdrop feature.

The steps to transfer the content from Mac to iPhone and iPad using Airdrop are:

  1. Go to the ‘Finder’ window.
  2. Select the photos and videos that you want to transfer via Airdrop.
  3. Open a new ‘Finder’ tab and select ‘Airdrop’ from the side menu.
  4. Keep your iPhone or iPad unlocked and awake.
  5. Make sure that the Airdrop instructions on your iPhone or iPad are set to ‘Everyone.’
  6. Press and hold the selected files, and drag them to the iPhone or iPad folder in the Airdrop tab.
  7. If you’re using a different Apple account for both the devices, you’ll need to hit the ‘Accept’ option on your iPhone/iPad to permit the transfer of media.

It is advised to transfer the photos and videos in groups to make the process quicker. Also, using Airdrop is handy only when you have to transfer a limited amount of media.

Using Dropbox to Transfer Photos from Mac and Windows to iPhone and iPad

Using Dropbox for Mac

The steps for transferring photos from Mac to iPhone/iPad using Dropbox are:

  1. Install the ‘Dropbox’ app on your Mac.
  2. Enter the details to create a Dropbox account or type the ID and Password to log in.
  3. Once you’ve logged in, click on the ‘Open my Dropbox’ option.
  4. Drag and drop the files in the ‘Dropbox’ folder in the left toolbar.

Note: You’ll have to install the Dropbox application on your iPhone or iPad to access the pictures or videos.  Log in with the same Dropbox account on your iOS device, and the saved data will appear in the app.

Using Dropbox for Windows PC

The steps for transferring photos from Windows PC to iPhone/iPad using Dropbox are:

  1. Install the ‘Dropbox’ app on your Windows PC.
  2. Enter the details to create a Dropbox account or type the ID and Password to log in.
  3. Once you’ve logged in, click on the ‘Open my Dropbox’ option.
  4. Click on the ‘Get Started’ option.
  5. Click ‘Next’ for all the upcoming instructions.
  6. Hit the ‘Finish’ button and the ‘Dropbox’ folder will appear in the File Explorer.
  7. Drag and drop the files to the Dropbox folder that you can later access on your iPhone or iPad.

This is it! All it takes is five to ten minutes to complete the whole process of uploading the media using Dropbox on your Mac or Windows. Once uploaded, you can log in with your account on any device using the Dropbox app, that’ll contain all the uploaded content.

source :- https://redtopix.com/blog/how-to-transfer-photos-from-mac-and-windows-to-ios-using-airdrop-and-third-party-apps/

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