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).
WiFi AirDrop from Mac to iPhoneX
On your iPhone X:
On the Desktop, sweep down from the upper-right corner of the screen for the Control Center.
Long press the middle of the square shown here until a window pops up.
Tap on “AirDrop Receiving off” at the lower-left corner to turn it on.
Select “Contacts Only” or “Everyone” to see the “AirDrop” icon turn blue.
On the Mac:
- Be in the Mac Finder app. (AirDrop is a feature of Finder, not a separate application)
Turn on AirDrop by holding Shift+command and pressing R or use a mouse to select the Go menu.
Select “Contacts Only” blue text at the bottom of the screen.
- Sign into iCloud. Provide your iPhone unlock code.
- Scroll up to see the contact you want to exchange files.
- Open another Finder window and navigate to the file you want to transfer.
- Drag and drop the file between the two Finder windows.
- On your iPhone, files transferred should appear among your Photos.
PROTIP: AirDrop transfers only specific types of files: photos, videos, and locations.
PROTIP: To share files containing music, contacts, notes, videos, ringtones, etc. install the $39.95 AnyTrans on Mac:
brew cask install anytrans
- Open AnyTrans from Applications or on the touchpad after squeezing four fingers together.
- Activate and pay for a license.
More on macOS
This is one of a series on macOS (Mac OSX):
- MacOS Hardware and accessories
- MacOS Boot-up
- MacOS Terminal Tips and Tricks
- MacOS Keyboard tricks
- Text editors and IDEs on MacOS
- MacOS Setup automation
- MacOS Homebrew installers
- Manage Disk Space on MacOS
- Data Backups on MacOS
- Ports open
- Applications on MacOS
- Windows on Apple MacOS
- Packer create Vagrant Windows image
- Python on MacOS
- Maven on MacOS
- Ruby on MacOS
- Java on MacOS
- Node on MacOS installation
- PHP on MacOS
- Scala ecosystem