Ever since the iOS 7 update, I’ve been trying to transfer files using AirDrop. But it was only a couple of weeks ago that I finally got the chance to successfully transfer files between two iOS devices.
My high school friends and I went to Pan de Amerikana, and it was a perfect spot for camwhoring. So after hanging out for a couple of hours, we ended up with hundreds of photos on our phones and digital cameras. One of my friends recently updated her iPhone to iOS 7 as well, so I thought we’d give AirDrop a try.
Image Credit to my friend: https://www.facebook.com/denise.palmares?fref=ts
Transferring files was not as seamless at first since it was both our first time trying AirDrop. But after turning on Airdrop on her iPhone and my iPod Touch and finding each other’s devices, transferring photos was quite easy.
When you turn on AirDrop, it will automatically turn on the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connection. In order to use AirDrop, you need to have an iCloud account.
You can send multiple photos, contacts, and other files between two iOS devices. But of course, it would take longer, if you transfer batches of photos.
At first I thought I would be able to use AirDrop between my iPod Touch 5th generation and MacBook. I’ve always seen AirDrop in Finder, so I immediately assumed that I would be able to do it.
But according, to Apple.com:
To share content with AirDrop, both users need one of the following devices using iOS 7:
iPhone 5 or later
iPad (4th generation)
iPod touch (5th generation)
So basically, AirDrop is available for Mac OS X and iOS 7, but you can’t cross transfer between the two OS.
AirDrop for iOS supports only iOS 7 devices. You cannot use AirDrop on iOS to share with OS X, and OS X users can’t use AirDrop to share with iOS devices. -Support.Apple.com
I thought this would have been a handy feature, as I always transfer files between my iPod Touch and MacBook. But it isn’t such a huge bummer because I can always stream the photos through iCloud. I can then access the photos through iPhoto and then export and save the photo in my local folder.
So, have you tried using the AirDrop in iOS 7? Did you find it easy? Let me know about your experience by commenting below! 🙂
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