Is it not possible to AirDrop between iDevice & Mac?

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  1. ideal.dreams macrumors 68000

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    Title says it all...is it not possible for me to send a picture to my Mac via AirDrop? Or does it only work between iDevices?
     
  2. ajiuo macrumors 6502a

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    nope! The airdrop on OS10 and iOS7 do not work together :(
     
  3. ideal.dreams thread starter macrumors 68000

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    And here I thought AirDrop would finally become useful. I'm assuming it'll work between iOS 7 and Mavericks?
     
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    You're assuming wrong. They both use different methods for airdrop. Maybe down the line, they'll unify, but not anytime this year
     
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    I'm using Instashare. Works like a charm via wifi.
     
  8. GUILTIE macrumors regular

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    iDevice to iDevice Airdrop is a pretty useless feature if you ask me. It's easy to send photos/contact info through iMessage or text.
     
  9. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

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    Which will reduce the quality of the photo. I use this a lot to record videos on my iPhone and then transfer easily to my iPad for editing in iMovie.
     
  10. Armen macrumors 604

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    If you look at the worflow for both methods you'd see Air drop is easier.


    Airdrop:

    open a picture
    press share
    press airdrop
    tap the nearby contacts that show up in the UI and send.

    iMessage
    open a picture
    press share
    press message
    start typing people's names or press the + sign and choose contacts one by one.
    press send
     
  11. applesith macrumors 68020

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    The horror of a fifth step!
     
  12. alksion macrumors 68000

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    That is disappointing, I did not even realize that until now.
     
  13. Armen macrumors 604

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    The horror of going through 100 contacts and trying to remember who you may have forgotten to include.
     
  14. w0lf macrumors 65816

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    I think the point is that it's local and doesn't require wifi/wireless data. It's also a lossless copy and a slightly easier process.
     
  15. Ledgem macrumors 65816

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    Why limit yourself to photos and contact info? I design Keynote presentations on my Mac and then present them off of my iPad. Some corporate networks block iCloud and Dropbox. AirDrop would be a pretty easy solution.

    It also seems to me that syncing between iOS-based devices and the Mac would be possible through AirDrop at that point, too. I'd love that. When I'm away on assignment I occasionally have to use wireless networks where devices are isolated (can't sync through the wireless connection) or where the wireless connection is very poor. "Use wires," you're probably saying, and you're right - I do. But if we could establish those device-to-device connections over a wireless network, I wouldn't have to.

    Isn't the point of technology to make things easier and more convenient? If you wouldn't use it that's fine, but it's not like this would make things less convenient.
     
  16. applesith macrumors 68020

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    You can type the person(s) name. Do you actually scroll through all of them instead of typing?
     
  17. Armen macrumors 604

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    Of course not. But airplay is still easier

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    Of course not. AirDrop is still easier. You just click the freaking contact photos that show up.
     
  18. ideal.dreams thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Quite disappointing actually...I was really excited that I'd finally have a way to share files back and forth between my MBP and iPhone quickly but I guess it made too much sense for Apple to implement. What a shame :\
     
  19. Armen macrumors 604

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    I even bought my first MBP and saw the Airdrop and went "ooh I can use this with my iPhone and iPad!" then when I found it I was :rolleyes: :(
     
  20. marsmissions macrumors 6502

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    And then wait for the servers to figure out what the **** is happening. First the upload, then the redirections, then the download and then the opening.

    Airdrop is more direct and doesn't rely on a third party intervening. :rolleyes:

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    I don't think it made too much sense for them to implement, I think that they just aren't ready for it to be implemented yet. I'm sure it will eventually become interoperable but at the moment it would be a huge undertaking to get it right between the two.
     
  21. sik08amg macrumors regular

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    Also when your the receiver, it automatically puts the photo or video into your camera roll. Which saves a few steps as well.
     
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    It's bluetooth file transfer with all the usefulness removed.
     
  24. Armen macrumors 604

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    Can't please everyone. You know what's useless for me? Airplane mode in control center.
     
  25. terrywfoster macrumors regular

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    Very good point.
     

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