macOS High Sierra

Use AirDrop to share photos

You can use AirDrop to instantly share photos with anyone nearby who has a Mac or iOS device. You don’t need to set up any special accounts; you and the person you’re sending to just need to be on the same Wi-Fi network or have a Bluetooth connection.

  1. Select the photos you want to share.

  2. Click the Share button in the toolbar and choose AirDrop.

    A window appears showing nearby AirDrop users.

    Note: If you don’t see the user that you want to exchange photos with, ask them to turn on AirDrop (on an iOS device) or open AirDrop in the Finder (on a Mac).

  3. Click the person you want to share with and click Done.

Files sent using AirDrop are placed in the Downloads folder. If you transfer a Live Photo to recipients with OS X v10.11.4 or later, they can play the Live Photo. To do so, they must click Open in Photos in the AirDrop window; if they click Accept, only the still image will be sent.