1. Gino Guillermo's Avatar
    Hiya. I currently have a new Macbook Air with the new OS X Yosemite. Coming from OS Mavericks and PC from a few months ago i consider myself a virgin when it comes to this.

    I'd like to ask is it now possible to transfer files (photos, music albums, videos, etc.) from my Mac to an iOS device (i'm planning to get the new iPad mini) with ease and without use of iTunes?

    Please help. Thank you.
    10-25-2014 08:01 AM
  2. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    If you've used Mavericks, the process is no different. You'll still need iTunes to transfer music, videos, etc to your iOS device.
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    10-25-2014 08:43 AM
  3. Gino Guillermo's Avatar
    But i thought with OS X Yosemite there is this new feature where Apple devices can "connect" with each other thereby being able to transfer files easily via bluetooth or home wifi or some other 1st-party way.
    10-25-2014 05:12 PM
  4. ChezHopa's Avatar
    Airdrop is meant for small-scale, perhaps single-file transfers at the spur-of-a-moment need, such as having just taken a great photo with your iPhone and wishing to give it to your wife's iPhone etc.

    To manage music on your iOS device, iTunes still is your main tool.
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    10-25-2014 05:15 PM
  5. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    You can send individual files via AirDrop but it's not meant for transferring lots of files.
    On the mac or the iPhone, find the file you want to transfer and click the share button. One of the share options should be AirDrop and have a selection of nearby devices to transfer to.
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    10-25-2014 05:16 PM
  6. jmr1015's Avatar
    Why do you want/need to avoid using iTunes to transfer your photos, music, and videos?
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    10-25-2014 05:39 PM
  7. midway40's Avatar
    I use Photo Transfer App to move pics from my iPhone to my MBA. It has to be installed on both devices and running at the same time to work.
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    10-25-2014 05:40 PM
  8. Gino Guillermo's Avatar
    The Photo Transfer app seems a nice place to start. I shall try that. Thank you for the suggestions.

    As i said i am not disregarding iTunes on the contrary its still very helpful when it comes to supporting your i-devices. If it can be "avoided" then why not. Surely in this 21st century cutting cords should be made priority and for devices to connect to each other wirelessly is (IMHO) a good way forward.
    10-26-2014 06:23 AM

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