iOS is pretty famous and popular among youth, especially Indians. It comes with a great platform and features are amazing. Unlike Android, it limits some features like direct transferring your files from PC to iPhones or iPads. In this tutorial, you’ll get to know how you can transfer files from your Mac to iOS device.
Easiest and convenient way. In iOS, you can send yourself a message, and then it will show up for you on your other devices using the same account in messages. Depending on the file type, you may or may not able to open files on your device. Naturally, we will avoid using a lot of cellular data in the case of large files.
It’s an Apple technology to transfer documents or files among supported Mac computers and iOS devices without using mail or a mass storage device. There is no restriction on the size of the document.
Steps to transfer:
- Make sure that both devices have AirDrop turned ON and are within 9 meters.
- If AirDrop on the receiving device is set up to receive items from contacts only, make sure that both devices are signed into iCloud.
- Also, make sure that the email address or phone number associated with your Apple ID is in the contacts app of the receiving device.
- Choose to Go> AirDrop in Finder from the menu bar, and then, on your iOS device, make sure AirDrop is activated in control center (swipe up from the bottom of the screen to access this setting).
- On a mac, an item is saved to the downloads folder.
- On an iOS device, an item appears in the appropriate app.
Dropbox or other Cloud Services
If you use the Dropbox app on your iOS device you can add files to your cloud and then access them on your iOS device. If there are specific files you need to access on your iOS device, you may need to find apps that can read them. For example, to read Excel spreadsheets, Microsoft Excel for iOS, Apple’s Numbers or another app that can view these files.
You can use Digital Ocean for this.
iCloud Drive is a bit different from other cloud services. It stores files that you have opened with a specific app. You can add a file to iCloud drive and create your own folder, or just copy files to the top level of iCloud Drive.
Choose to Go> iCloud Drive in Finder, then add the file to your desired location. Tap the file, and then tap the Share button to see your options for opening the file.
You can use iTunes file sharing to copy things between devices. This is slightly less convenient because it requires plugging your iPhone or iPad into your mac and make sure there is an app that uses iTunes file sharing in order to move things back and forth.
If you want to share your clipboard between devices, you can do so using the Scribe. It requires Bluetooth LE to make its connection. If you do, the iOS and Mac OS version are both free and it allows you to scoop up phone numbers, images, blocks of text.
Desk connect is a free iOS and Mac OS app that allows to take virtually anything from one device and copy it to the other. You have to create an account, but both apps are free and easy to use.
Copy audio or video files with Waltr
Waltr can copy almost any type of audio or video files to an iOS device, converting it, if necessary, to a format that Apple’s app can play. In order to use it, connect your iOS device, quit iTunes and then drag your file(s) on Waltr’s window. This app will convert and transfers the files, and you can access them in the music or video app.