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My iPhone 6 App Photos crashed when i tried to "back up" my photos sending it to my MacBook Air via AirDrop. If i try to send it at one hundred at time its OK. But when i tried with five hundreds, it crashed. Not once, but several times. Anyone with the same bug?


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AirDrop is not really intended for sending hundreds of files at once. It's not meant to be used as a backup mechanism.


If you want to transfer large numbers of pictures, follow these instructions:


Transfer photos and videos from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch - Apple Support

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Mar 15, 2018 10:54 AM in response to Ale.Bru In response to Ale.Bru

AirDrop is not really intended for sending hundreds of files at once. It's not meant to be used as a backup mechanism.


If you want to transfer large numbers of pictures, follow these instructions:


Transfer photos and videos from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch - Apple Support

Mar 15, 2018 10:54 AM

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Mar 15, 2018 11:20 AM in response to Ale.Bru In response to Ale.Bru

It's not the type of file that's the problem, it's the number of files. Think of it this way. There's a bridge that goes over a river. Yes, it's designed for cars. However, too many cars at once might still cause the bridge to fail and dump all of the cars into the river.

Mar 15, 2018 11:20 AM

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Mar 15, 2018 12:00 PM in response to Ale.Bru In response to Ale.Bru

No, it's not a bug if you use something in a way it was not intended to be used and it doesn't work.


If you send those five hundred pictures one at a time of AirDrop, I'm sure it will work just fine. If you send them five at at time, it will work. When you overload the mechanism by trying to send five hundred at once, it doesn't work. Would it be a good idea if Apple prevented you from selecting that many? Probably. You can submit feedback here:


Product Feedback - Apple

Mar 15, 2018 12:00 PM

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Mar 15, 2018 12:05 PM in response to IdrisSeabright In response to IdrisSeabright

Guess that placing a limit would be a better option. Because if i can select 100, 200, 1,000 or 5,000 photos at once and the airdrop is still there, ready for me, it was supposed to work. As i know the iOS, it does not crash like this on a native app. A limit would prevent crash, but working as it was designed for, independent of how many files (i understand that it would take several minutes, or even hours) would be Apple Standard way.

Mar 15, 2018 12:05 PM

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