Where do AirDrop files go when I transfer them between an iPad, iPhone and iPod? I AirDropped some Google Docs from my iPad to my iPhone but nothing happened; where did my files go? The file was a list of tools.

  • What app is sending which sort of file from the iPad? – bmike Oct 1 '14 at 21:12
  • AirDrop from iPad Google docs to iPhone – James Jones Oct 1 '14 at 21:16
  • Welcome to Ask Different! Just select the edit button to explain that you're sending from Google Docs. Also, what kind of file you send matters on how the receiving iOS device will handle it. – bmike Oct 1 '14 at 21:17

On iOS, AirDropped files open immediately and automatically in the app registered to handle them via AirDrop. If no such app exists, those files simply disappear.

Typically, if you AirDrop a document using one app, you’ll want to have the same app installed on the receiving iOS device.


I Found them... check your downloads folder!

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    Your answer is Mac based. The question is about iOS! – lh16 Aug 7 '17 at 10:17

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