[iOS 13] How To Airdrop Music Photos Files from iPhone 11 To Mac

Author Jessie Dejesus By Jessie Dejesus, on January 03, 2020, in iPhone 11 Knowledge Base

Summary: [How To AirDrop from iPhone 11 To Mac] Want to send music, photos, pdf files from iPhone 11/11 Pro to a Mac using AirDrop? Follow this article to learn how to Airdrop all kinds of files from iPhone 11 to Mac [Updated for iOS 13.3].
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Introduced in Mac OS X Lion (Mac OS X 10.7) and iOS 7, AirDrop is a wireless Apple file transferring service, which enables the transfer of files among supported Macintosh computers and iOS devices over Wi-Fi and Bluetooth (See Why iPhone Bluetooth Not Working iOS 13), without using mail or a mass storage device. With AirDrop, you can easily send documents, photos, videos, websites, map locations, and other kind of files between a nearby Mac, iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. If you are new to Apple iPhone or iOS 13, read this quick article to find out how to AirDrop files from iPhone 11 / iPhone 11 Pro to a Mac.

How To Airdrop Music Photos Files from iPhone 11 To Mac
How To Airdrop Music Photos Files from iPhone 11 To Mac

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Part 1: Airdrop Specs and Requirements

Before OS X Yosemite (OS X 10.10), the AirDrop service cannot work between an iPhone and a Mac. So to AirDrop from iPhone 11 to Mac, make sure you have the latest iOS and macOS installed. AirDrop support sending and receiving several file types between iPhone and Mac, such as documents, photos, videos, websites, map locations, etc. Give a try on detailed specs and requirements of using AirDrop from iPhone 11 to Mac.

Airdrop Specs and Requirements

Specs Details Best Tips
AirDrop Between iOS Devices
  • iPhone 5 or newer
  • iPad (4th generation) or newer
  • iPad Pro: all models
  • iPad Mini: all models
  • iPod Touch (5th generation) or newer
  • iOS 7 or later
  • AirDrop Between Macs
  • MacBook Pro: Late 2008 or newer, excluding late 2008 17-inch
  • MacBook Air: Late 2010 or newer
  • Aluminum MacBook: Late 2008
  • MacBook and iMac: Early 2009 or newer
  • Mac Mini: Mid 2010 or newer
  • Mac Pro: Early 2009 with AirPort Extreme card, or mid 2010 or newer
  • Mac OS X Lion (10.7) or later
  • What's Other On Mac
  • AirDrop from iPhone to Mac
  • iOS devices with AirDrop are supported with iOS 8 or later
  • Mac running OS X Yosemite (10.10) or later

  • Part 2: How To Airdrop Music, Photos, PDF from iPhone 11 To Mac

    Using AirDrop to send and receive files from iPhone 11 to Mac is quite simple. Make sure you have enabled the AirDrop option on both your iPhone 11 and your Mac > put them nearby, choose the files you want to AirDrop to Mac > Click Share button and you'll see an AirDrop option > Choose the Mac in receiver Contact > receive the file on your Mac. That's it.

    How-To Steps To Connect AirPods To iPhone 11:
    1. 1
      Step 1:

      Enable AirDrop on iPhone 11: On your iPhone 11/iPhone 11 Pro, open Control Center > Toggle AirDrop option on.

      How To AirDrop from iPhone 11 To Mac - Step 1
      How To AirDrop from iPhone 11 To Mac - Step 1
    2. 2
      Step 2:

      AirDrop Files from iPhone To Mac: Open an app on your iPhone 11 (Learn How To Import Photos from iPhone to Mac) > tap Share or the Share button > Tap the AirDrop receiver Mac that you want to share with. Or you can use AirDrop between your own iPhone and Mac.

      How To AirDrop from iPhone 11 To Mac - Step 2
      How To AirDrop from iPhone 11 To Mac - Step 2
    3. 3
      Step 3:

      Receive AirDroped Files on Mac: When someone nearby attempts to AirDrop files from an iPhone 11 to your Mac, you see their request as a notification, or as a message in the AirDrop window. Click Accept to save the files to your Downloads folder.

      How To AirDrop from iPhone 11 To Mac - Step 3
      How To AirDrop from iPhone 11 To Mac - Step 3

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    The Bottom Line

    Usually when you AirDrop files from an iPhone 11 to a Mac, the dropped files would be saved in the Downloads folder on your Mac. It's not like sending photos from one iPhone to another iPhone, which the photos files come through within the same app it was sent from. For a complete iPhone Photo Transfer software solution? Try our Best iPhone Transfer here>


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