Send files to iOS devices using Messages

By Richard Mallion

iMessage in iOS and the Messages for Mac beta let you send files like movies, text, pdf, audio, and pictures between a Mac and iOS device easily. To use the file transfer feature:

  • Drag a file from the Mac into a Messages chat window
  • Click send from the Mac
  • The user on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iMessages will receive the file in a familiar fashion to iChat file transfers

The iOS user is then able to open the file, be it an mp3, video, picture, whatever. This works for file types supported by iMessage