Airdrop For Ipad To Mac

Before you begin

While using AirDrop, your device becomes visible to other devices on the network with its own unique Name. You will find below the steps to Change your AirDrop Name on iPhone, iPad and Mac. Change AirDrop Name on iPhone, iPad and Mac. The AirDrop feature on iPhone makes use of Bluetooth technology to locate nearby Apple Devices. On Mac: Make sure AirDrop is turned on Mac. Check the “Allow me to be discovered by” setting at the bottom of the AirDrop window. If your AirDrop is set to receive content from Contacts Only, both devices must be signed in to iCloud, and the email address or phone number associated with the sender's Apple ID must be in the Contacts app of your Mac.

  • Make sure that the person you're sending to is nearby and within Bluetooth and Wi-Fi range.
  • Check that you and the person you're sending to have Wi-Fi and Bluetooth turned on. If either of you have Personal Hotspot on, turn it off.
  • Check if the person you're sending to has their AirDrop set to receive from Contacts Only. If they do, and you’re in their Contacts, they need to have your email address or mobile number in your contact card for AirDrop to work.
  • If you're not in their Contacts, have them set their AirDrop receiving setting to Everyone in order to receive the file.
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You can put your AirDrop receiving setting to Contacts Only or Receiving Off at any time to control who can see your device and send you content in AirDrop.

How to use AirDrop

  1. Open an app, tap Share or the Share button . If you share a photo from the Photos app, you can swipe left or right and select multiple photos.
  2. Tap the AirDrop user* that you want to share with. Or you can use AirDrop between your own Apple devices. Don’t see the AirDrop user or your other device? Learn what to do.

* If the person you're sharing content with is in your Contacts, you'll see an image with their name. If they're not in your Contacts, you'll see just their name without an image.

How to accept AirDrop

When someone shares something with you using AirDrop, you see an alert with a preview. You can tap Accept or Decline.

If you tap Accept, the AirDrop will come through within the same app it was sent from. For example, photos appear in the Photos app and websites open in Safari. App links open in the App Store so you can download or purchase the app.

If you AirDrop something to yourself, like a photo from your iPhone to your Mac, you won't see an option to Accept or Decline — it'll automatically get sent to your device. Just make sure that both devices are signed in with the same Apple ID.

How to adjust AirDrop settings

To choose who can see your device and send you content in AirDrop:

  1. Go to Settings, tap General.
  2. Tap AirDrop, then choose an option.

You can also set your AirDrop options in Control Center. Here's how:

  1. On iPhone X or later, or an iPad with iOS 12 or later or iPadOS, swipe down from the upper-right corner of the screen to open Control Center. On iPhone 8 or earlier, swipe up from the bottom of the screen.
  2. Press firmly or touch and hold the network settings card in the upper-left corner.
  3. Touch and hold the AirDrop button , then choose one of these options:
    • Receiving Off: You won't receive AirDrop requests.
    • Contacts Only: Only your contacts can see your device.
    • Everyone: All nearby Apple devices using AirDrop can see your device.

If you see Receiving Off and can't tap to change it:

  1. Go to Settings > Screen Time.
  2. Tap Content & Privacy Restrictions.
  3. Tap Allowed Apps and make sure that AirDrop is turned on.

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.

Workable SolutionsStep-by-step Troubleshooting
Part 1. AirDrop Files from iPad to MacTurn on AirDrop > Open the Photos app...Full steps
Part 2. AirDrop Data from Mac to iPadSwitch on AirDrop > Open the Music app...Full steps
Part 3. Transfer All Files Without AirDropConnect the iPad to the Mac > Choose a feature...Full steps

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.

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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.

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

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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Notice
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).

Airdrop From Ipad To Mac Laptop

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 Phone' to move data from Mac to iPad > Click on the 'Select Files' to move on.

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Step 2. Go to browse the files you want to transfer. After choosing the desired files, click 'Open'.

Step 3. You can preview the selected files on the right pane, with their detailed file names and file sizes. To add more items to transfer, you can click 'Add Contents' or directly drag files or folders from your Mac to the appointed area. Finally, click 'Transfer' to start transferring the content from your computer to the iPad. Don't disconnect your iPad while transferring. MobiMover enables you to move lots of data at a time without any quantity and size limitation.