Where do AirDrop files go? Here is how to find them on iOS and Mac

AirDrop allows iOS and Mac users to share documents, files, images, etc., with other nearby iOS and Mac users. If you just got an Apple product, let’s say an iPhone, and started using this feature, you probably wonder where AirDrop files go. You won’t have to wonder any longer. We will show you how to find these files on iOS and Mac.

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What is AirDrop?

AirDrop is a feature that lets iOS and Mac users that are nearby share files with each other. The feature uses Bluetooth and creates a Wi-Fi network between two devices, for instance, two iPhones.

IOS and Mac users can share files even when they are not connected to Wi-Fi or mobile data. However, enabling both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on devices that are about to transfer files is a must.

Where do the AirDrop files go – iOS devices

Photos are stored in one place, and other types of files are stored in other places. If you just received a photo, you will find it in the Photos app.

When it comes to other types of files, such as PDF files or text files, when you receive a file, you will have to choose an app that will be used to open the file. Once you do that, the file you have received will be copied to that app so that you can open it later.

Where do the AirDrop files go – Mac.

When you receive AirDrop files to your Mac, all of the files, no matter the type, will be stored in the same place, and that’s the Downloads folder. So, whether you got a photo, a video, PDF, or text file, you will be able to find them in the Downloads folder.

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