Part 2: Where Do AirDrop Photos Go on iPhone
As for iPhones, the location depends on the type of files received. If you have received AirDrop photos, you’ll be able to access them via the Photos app. They should automatically save and open there once received. Just make sure to accept the AirDrop request for the transfer to be successful.
Once you get the photos, all you need to do is open the Photos app and you should see them on the Recent section. Other files such as contacts, presentations, documents, etc. are located in their respective apps.
Part 3: How to Receive Photos via AirDrop on Mac and iPhone
Now that you know where the AirDrop photos are located on Mac and iPhone, it’s time for you to learn how to receive them using AirDrop.
Steps to Receive Photos via AirDrop on Mac
Launch Finder on your Mac computer. Hit the Go tab and some options will appear on the screen. Choose the AirDrop option.
The AirDrop window will appear. Click on the dropdown option at the bottom of the window. There, set it to Everyone or Contacts only depending on your situation with the source device. After that, you can start receiving photos.
Step to Receive Photos via AirDrop on iPhone
Scroll up from the bottom of the screen to access the Control Center. There, turn on WIFI and Bluetooth and tap on the box containing them to reveal more options.
If the AirDrop option isn’t green, tap on it and then choose Everyone or Contacts Only. Finally, exit the Control Panel and accept the AriDrop request when it comes in.
Bonus: Find AirDrop Photos That Are Not Showing Up with iCareFone
Sometimes, AirDrop photos on iPhone don’t show up even if the transfer was successful. It’s likely a sorting issue in the Photos app or there’s a glitch. This doesn’t mean you won’t ever see them. The good news is there’s an app called iCareFone that can thoroughly scan your iPhone and sort all your photos for you.