How To Use AirDrop Between iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite [Video]

AirDrop is an ad-hoc service in Apple Inc.'s OS X and iOS operating systems, introduced in Mac OS X Lion (OS X 10.7). This great service now available for iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, while the AirDrop protocol between Mac and iOS were not compatible. This incompatibility made AirDrop worthless in the eyes of many..

The AirDrop issue has been solved in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite. AirDrop now works beautifully between a Mac and an iPhone, or a Mac and an iPad. It’s a great way to make quick transmissions between local devices. Watch our video walkthrough after the break for a demonstration of AirDrop in action.

In order to use AirDrop, you will need to enable Bluetooth, Wifi on both devices you are going to use, but the devices don’t have to be connected to the same Wi-Fi network. You can manage AirDrop discovery on your Mac by clicking on the AirDrop folder in the Finder.

To send a file to your iPhone from your Mac, simply drag it on your iPhone’s icon in the AirDrop folder in the Finder. You can also use the share extensions found in OS X Yosemite to send files via AirDrop.

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