iOS Finally Receives AirDroid And The Ability To Make Wireless File Transfers
Some time ago, we were limited to only two wireless transfer options – infrared and Bluetooth. Infrared was especially annoying, with its requirements of an uninterrupted infrared beam.
Bluetooth was fine, along with some minor speed issues. Since the Android platform became a staple for phones around the world, wireless transfer apps have been the hot commodity.
It took some time for good apps to arise from the market, given the fact that their development can last quite a while. After a long period of preparation and market scanning, AirDroid was born. At first, it was specifically meant for Android users.
It suddenly overtook PushBullet as the most popular wireless transfer software. Of course, its creators couldn’t ignore the lucrative market that is Apple devices.
In 2017, they’ve decided to expand their market and include the iOS version of the app. Such a move has already proven as an excellent one. Are there any downsides? What does the future hold? Let’s find out.
Bridging Compatibility Issues
If you’re an iOS user, you know the pain of not being able to send and receive files from the majority of other devices.
If viewed separately, iPhones are excellent devices and are worth the money. However, the biggest knock against them was their inability to coexist. Android has recently overtaken Windows as the most popular operative system.
Because of this increase in popularity, Apple must at least try to establish coexistence within the realm of file transferring. Of course, it’s not according to their company policy to accommodate according to other companies’ bidding. And that’s perfectly fine, given the fact how much success they’ve had.
However, this glaring hole in Apple’s business strategy opens a gateway for apps like AirDroid. They intend to destroy any transfer inconsistencies or a lack of choice.
Out of all possible apps, AirDroid has the most promise. Before we highlight the functionalities of the iOS version, let’s take a look at what AirDroid, in general, has to offer.
AirDroid is best described by the above phrase. It’s a simple app with a stylish and minimalistic interface. Unlike other wireless transfer apps, it doesn’t boast a complex set of options. Instead, it is torn down to the very basis, in order to achieve ultimate functionality.
What are the possibilities, anyway? Well, there are many from which you can choose from. For instance, you can send files to devices via the same Wi-Fi network. If Wi-Fi is not on your side, you can also try mobile data. Even then may not be an option, in case you spend your megabytes too liberally. Therefore, the creators of AirDroid have thought of a third option – Bluetooth! If you have no internet, Bluetooth might come in handy.
You can send all sorts of files and even modify the way they get sent. Another incredibly interesting option is the ability to operate your smartphone from your desktop computer. It is a revolutionary feature, but a stunning one nevertheless. Let’s take a look at what novelties it has to offer to iOS users.
A savior for iPhone owners
Apple has been known for their notoriously strict policy about the integration of other devices to their networks. Technically, the only other devices your iPhone can connect with other iPhones, iPads, and Apple watches. That business strategy led to much success, but it has its downsides.
Thankfully, AirDroid has capitalized on the opportunity. After developing the iOS version of the app, it’s here and readier than ever to enrich your environment and day to day life. With it, even your iPhone may find its USB-C cable completely irrelevant and outdated.
However, there is only one thing to watch for when using the AirDroid app. When it comes to the iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus, be aware that your device will save images in the HEIC format. This new type of photo format is specially designed to make smaller, but better pictures.
In order to solve this problem, just follow this line: Setting > Camera > Format > Most Compatible. This will allow you carefree sharing of images with other Android devices. Other than the photo issue, the app works like a well-oiled machine.