Airdrop can only be used on and with Apple Products.
As long as the device you wish to send content to is within a certain range-you can share photos & videos.
Well Airdrop is superior to Email or Text Messaging content because:
Each device has a name associated with it-If you have set up a name on iTunes for your device this will show (i.e Lauren Miles iPhone or embarrassingly, as my laptop says Sheila Miles. If not, the icon may read iPad or iPhone (hence sending the wrong photo thing).
With as much content as you produce as a business owner, you could use a life hack like this. As Instagram only allows you to post from mobile device, and Facebook offers both-Airdrop can help make mobile posting much easier.
Once you edit/select which photos you want to post from your phone, you can send these easily to your Mac Laptop for Facebook Posting. On the other hand, if you have your content on your computer and wish to post them to Instagram, you can easily send the files from your Mac Laptop right into your iPhone photo album.
Sounds good right? Let us explore more.
Make sure your device is discoverable. Put your AirDrop receiving setting to Everyone. Go to your Phone Settings>General>Airdrop.
Now you can be sure your icon will show on the other device so that you can begin to send content. Let me show you how it works.
Now, the phone will receive a pop-up message asking if you would like to accept the
Airdrop. Once you click 'Accept' the image(s) or video(s) will be automatically placed in your Photos on your iPhone.
If you click 'Decline' nothing happens and it does not alert the other party.
The only time this can come in handy is if you are in public and know it was not meant (or was meant) for you and you do not want the content.
Click on the Finder icon on your Laptop Dock.
Then select Airdrop from the menu on the lefthand side. Here, make sure your AirDrop receiving setting is to Everyone.
Here you will see no icons exist in this photo. Once you Unlock/Open your iPhone - wait for the icon to appear-it will look like the following image.)
If your phone icon does not appear:
1. Keep this window open and drag and drop files. (You can open a new window or drag from your desktop)
2. Click on the file to open in Preview then up on the main menu at the top, select File-Share-Airdrop
If the image comes to your computer as the following file (or another other than what you need) open the image from your Downloads folder, click File, then Export, and choose which format you would like.
How have you used Airdrop? Your business can benefit greatly by saving time and the quality of your images!