1. truenorthstrong's Avatar
    Without using iPhoto, what are the best ways to transfer photos Wirelesly from the iPhone to a certain folder in the Pictures folder on a Mac?
    03-10-2015 12:23 AM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    iCloud sync? AirDrop?
    03-10-2015 08:06 AM
  3. kurpaige's Avatar
    Airdrop works most of the time and doesn't seem to have a size or file limit. I transfered a lot of videos that came out to be over 3gb with no problems
    03-11-2015 10:08 AM
  4. HAWK's Avatar
    I always use airdrop
    03-11-2015 10:32 AM
  5. truenorthstrong's Avatar
    Okay, how does airdrop actually work. I believe the transfer is done not by wifi but bluetooth? Can I select which folders I want the pictures to airdrop to on my mac? Does it take a long time to transfer? I'm talking about 10-15 pictures and is it a full resolution transfer.

    Thanks
    03-11-2015 12:43 PM
  6. HankAZ's Avatar
    Okay, how does airdrop actually work. I believe the transfer is done not by wifi but bluetooth? Can I select which folders I want the pictures to airdrop to on my mac? Does it take a long time to transfer? I'm talking about 10-15 pictures and is it a full resolution transfer.

    Thanks
    1, It uses Bluetooth LE
    2. Mine go into the Downloads folder
    3. Not sure what you consider a 'long time' - IMO, no
    4. Yes, full res transfers


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    03-12-2015 12:45 AM
  7. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I just AirDropped 20 pics at once from a MacBook Pro to iPad Air 2 and it literally took 3 seconds
    03-12-2015 01:24 AM
  8. ajl's Avatar
    AirDrop is good. Are you referring to something like Dropbox? You could designate a folder for that.


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    03-12-2015 02:10 AM
  9. truenorthstrong's Avatar
    Perfect...I'll to play around with air drop
    03-12-2015 02:44 PM
  10. truenorthstrong's Avatar
    Very strange but I can't share pictures by Airdrop my Mac sees my phone but when I select the photos and then share, I don't see my Mac.
    03-12-2015 07:55 PM
  11. truenorthstrong's Avatar
    It's very weird I can send photos with airdrop from Mac to my iPhone but I can't send photos from iPhone to Mac 😞
    03-13-2015 12:31 AM
  12. shief24's Avatar
    Wow lol I should have been using airdrop. I've just been sending it to myself via imessage


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    03-13-2015 12:46 AM
  13. HankAZ's Avatar
    It's very weird I can send photos with airdrop from Mac to my iPhone but I can't send photos from iPhone to Mac 
    There have been moments when my Mac doesn't show up on the AirDrop list. Usually I can force the issue by opening Finder and navigating to the Airdrop location via the left side menu.
    03-13-2015 10:00 AM
  14. truenorthstrong's Avatar
    There have been moments when my Mac doesn't show up on the AirDrop list. Usually I can force the issue by opening Finder and navigating to the Airdrop location via the left side menu.
    Ya I tried. I've read that a lot people are experiencing this. Maybe future updates will fix this but the technology is definitely not there yet. Good idea, but it's broken. I'll have to find some other way to to transfer my photos. I can't do it in iPhoto because the Mac is shared and it has a different icloud log in then my phone. I want the photos on the Mac from my phone and would love to find a way to transfer them by wifi.
    03-13-2015 12:12 PM
  15. robertk328's Avatar
    I use Dropbox and then copy over. It uploads all photos and videos when I get to wifi.
    03-22-2015 11:49 AM

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