Few things feels so futuristic Star Trek related to using Airdrop to immediately send the pictures and video files to others in your vicinity. You do not need to worry about file size, there are no settings to make, no applications you need to install and no password to remember. And because Airdrop using Bluetooth, you do not even have to be connected to the network via the mobile network or wifi, although you can use the wifi if you want.
This means that you can use Airdrop file transfer in places where it normally is difficult or impossible – such as on an airplane or a cruise ship, or in the middle of the wilderness on a camping trip.
this guide describes how to use Airdrop to send photos and videos directly from Apple images, and even some tops on other ways to use Airdrop.
for iOS requires at least an iPhone 5, an iPad (fourth generation), an iPad mini, or iPod Touch (fifth generation) with iOS 7 or later. To send from or to a Mac Mac must in principle be from 2012 or later, but even then it is completely safe (a Mac Pro from early 2013 will do not, for example) running Mac OS 10.10 Yosemite. A complete list can be found here.
Two Macs have been able to send files via Airdrop since Mac OS 10.7 Lion, but then only via the Finder and neither Pictures Software or to and from iOS devices.
Prepare your units Airdrop
to launch Airdrop-party start by opening Control Center on IOS devices (swipe up from the bottom of the screen). Press Airdrop right in the middle of the box and select either Only or All contacts. This determines who will see your iOS gadget as a possible recipient of the files when they are near you.
Selecting All will for example be able to receive files of complete strangers on the bus, while only contacts do you have to add new acquaintances before you can let them send over a groupie you just took. A good tip is to select only contacts but remember setting – you can temporarily switch to All to receive files from others, which is much easier than adding new contacts.
To Airdrop should work between iOS and Mac OS, bluetooth and wiFi be enabled on both devices, but Mac does not need to be connected to a base station – it is enough that the wifi is on.