Share Photo Using AirDrop from iPhone 6S Plus to Macbook
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You're watching VisiHow. This is a tutorial on how to share a photo using AirDrop from the iPhone 6S Plus to Macbook.
To begin, go to "Finder" on the Macbook Pro.
Next, make sure AirDrop is set up correctly. To do this, click on "AirDrop" on the left hand side of the "Finder" window.
Make sure that "Allow me to be discovered by" is set to "Everyone". There is a drop down menu you can click on to change this option if needed.
Once AirDrop settings are fixed, click the WiFi icon at the top of your screen and make sure that WiFi is turned on. In the drop down menu, second from the top you can see on my screen that it says "Turn WiFi Off". This means that WiFi is currently turned on.
You should also make sure Bluetooth is turned on. To do this, click on the gear-shaped settings or "System Preferences" icon in the Apple dock.
When the settings panel opens, click on "Bluetooth".
Here, make sure that Bluetooth is labeled as "On".
Now, swipe up from the bottom of your phone to access the control panel. Then, make sure that WiFi and Bluetooth are both turned on.
Next, click on the "Photos" app icon one time.
Choose a photo that you would like to share by scrolling through the reel at the bottom of your screen. Once you've selected a photo to share, click the icon of a square with an up arrow on the lower left corner of the screen.
Sharing options will appear on the bottom of the screen, showing the Macbook Pro as an item on the AirDrop. Click on the Macbook Pro icon.
Then, go back to the Macbook Pro and click off of AirDrop. I will click "Applications".
After, click back on "AirDrop" so that the program will refresh.
When "Sent" appears below the Macbook Pro icon on your phone, the image should appear in your "Downloads" folder. On the Macbook Pro, click "Downloads".
You may not be able to locate the image immediately, since it may be sent as an unnamed image file. To find the file, right click on "Date Modified" near the top of the window on your Macbook Pro.
When a small menu appears, click on "Date Added" to add in this column.
Once "Date Added" appears, click on it to sort the list.
I can see at the top of my list that an image file shows up as added today at 7:33 PM.
You can press the space bar to preview this image in the downloads folder. You will see that it matches the image that I have just sent from my iPhone.
This has been a VisiHow tutorial on how to use AirDrop on the Macbook Pro as well as on the iPhone 6S Plus. If you're having trouble using AirDrop, then simply leave your questions, comments, or suggestions in the area below; and we'll do our best to get back to you. Thanks for choosing VisiHow! Have a great day!
Video: Share Photo Using AirDrop from iPhone 6S Plus to Macbook
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