How Many Photos Can You AirDrop At Once?

AirDrop is a cool feature that allows you to send and receive files wirelessly across all Apple devices. The feature helps save so much time and effort when it comes to transferring large files like videos and music files. 

With AirDrop enabled, you can easily share files from Mac to iPhone or vice versa. All it takes is some simple steps. If you are wondering how many photos you can share via AirDrop, you have come to the right place. 

How to Turn On AirDrop on iPhone or iPad

To use AirDrop, you first need to enable it on your iPhone or iPad. Here is how to do it.

Step1: Open the Settings app.

Step 2: Scroll down and tap General.

Step 3: Hit AirDrop, and you will be presented with two options;

  • Contacts Only: Transfer files to people in your contacts list only.
  • Everyone: Transfer files to anyone nearby with an Apple device. 

Step 4: Make sure Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are turned on. 

To enable AirDrop on a Mac, open Finder > AirDrop. From here, you should see “Allow me to be discovered by” and choose Contacts Only or Everyone. 

How Many Photos Can You AirDrop At Once?

Apple has never specified how many photos you can send using AirDrop. So, we can assume that there is no limit to the number of pictures that can be sent via AirDrop simultaneously. 

AirDrop iPhone

However, the speed of file transfer depends on the size of your data and the robustness of the CPUs on your devices. AirDrop sometimes fails to work or might take a long time if you have many large photos to share via AirDrop.

Can I AirDrop My Entire Camera Roll?

As mentioned above, there is no specific limit to the number of photos you can share via AirDrop. However, your success will depend on how many photos you transfer and how powerful your devices are. 

During our test, we tried transferring 120 photos from an iPhone 13 to a 14-inch MacBook Pro with an M1 Pro chip using AirDrop. The whole process took less than 3 minutes. 

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