Here is how you can locate AirDrop files on Mac and iOS

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AirDrop has been available on Mac and iOS for years, and it has quickly become one of the most used features on Mac, iPhone, and iPad. Basically, AirDrop allows you to easily and quickly transfer pictures, movies, documents and anything else between iOS and MacOS. However, you may be wondering where you can locate AirDrop files on your iPhone or Mac.


In this guide, we will show you where AirDrop files are located and how you can access them on your iPhone, iPad and Mac. Before we begin, make sure that you have received an AirDrop file from your friends or someone else to be able to hunt down where it is located. If you want to do it yourself, all you need to do is to AirDrop a file to your device from another device. Assuming that you have met the requirements, let’s proceed with our step-by-step guide.

  1. Steps to locate AirDrop files on your Mac

Process of moving files using AirDrop between Macs is pretty simple, but process of locating them is a little bit difficult. Here is how you can do this

Step one: Once you have received a file via AirDrop on your Mac, you need to access Downloads folder on your device

Step two: To access Download folder on your Mac, all you need to do is to head to the Dock and click on Download folder.

If you have removed Download folder from the Dock, you can find it in the Finder menu by simply pulling down the “Go” menu and select “Downloads”

Note that using the above-mentioned process allows you to locate all file types transferred by AirDrop to your Mac such as documents, photos, texts and presentations

  1. Steps to locate AirDrop files on your iPhone and iPad

AirDrop files head to different locations on your iPhone and iPad depending the file type you have received. The process of locating all of them may be a little different. With that in mind, we will show you how

If you have received photos, videos, images, and videos via AirDrop, if you wish to find all of them, the best and easiest way is to go to the Camera roll in the Photos app

If you have received other files like PDF, doc file, text, etc, you will be presented with the options to choose where you want to store the file such as iBooks, iTunes and Chrome.

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