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PROTIP: Store maps of public transportation routes and timetables on your mobile phone so it’s available without need for a wi-fi or cellular servide (which are not available within most subways).

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WiFi AirDrop from Mac to iPhoneX

On your iPhone X:

  1. On the Desktop, sweep down from the upper-right corner of the screen for the Control Center.

  2. mac-iphone-200x202-16205Long press the middle of the square shown here until a window pops up.

  3. Tap on “AirDrop Receiving off” at the lower-left corner to turn it on.

  4. Select “Contacts Only” or “Everyone” to see the “AirDrop” icon turn blue.

    On the Mac:

  5. Be in the Mac Finder app. (AirDrop is a feature of Finder, not a separate application)
  6. Turn on AirDrop by holding Shift+command and pressing R or use a mouse to select the Go menu.


  7. Select “Contacts Only” blue text at the bottom of the screen.


  8. Sign into iCloud. Provide your iPhone unlock code.
  9. Scroll up to see the contact you want to exchange files.
  10. Open another Finder window and navigate to the file you want to transfer.
  11. Drag and drop the file between the two Finder windows.
  12. On your iPhone, files transferred should appear among your Photos.

PROTIP: AirDrop transfers only specific types of files: photos, videos, and locations.

AirTrans alternative

  1. PROTIP: To share files containing music, contacts, notes, videos, ringtones, etc. install the $39.95 AnyTrans on Mac:

    brew cask install anytrans

    Alternately: https://www.imobie.com/anytrans/download.htm

  2. Open AnyTrans from Applications or on the touchpad after squeezing four fingers together.
  3. Activate and pay for a license.

More on macOS

This is one of a series on macOS (Mac OSX):