How to Send Pictures from iPhone to Mac/PC Using Bump for iOS

Bump for iOS has been updated today with a hot new feature–the ability to send images to your Mac/PC with just a quick ‘bump’. For those that always email images to themselves, this will be just another method to get your images quickly onto your computer.

Here’s a quick tutorial on how to send images using Bump:

1. Download Bump for iOS.

2. Select photos in the Bump app.

3. Visit https://bu.mp/ on your Mac/PC and then tap your computer’s spacebar with your iPhone. You’ll see the following prompt on your iPhone:

…and this on your Mac/PC. Agree to both.

Bump says to tap ‘lightly’, but that didn’t work on the first try for me. So I had to simulate a hard bump by tapping the space bar with my left hand and ‘bumping’ the iPhone in my right.

In order for the transfer to work, your Mac/PC has to be connected to WiFi and your iPhone on 3G/WiFi. If successful, your iPhone will prompt your to connect to your Mac/PC and your computer’s screen will prompt you to connect to your iPhone. Agree, and the image transfer will take place.

Once on your computer’s screen, you will have the option to save pictures locally, get a shareable link, or share them on Facebook. Downloaded images are resized to 640×960 resolution, which are handy for quick sharing. Let me know if you’re enjoying the latest Bump update.

Click here to download Bump–it’s free.

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  • Eriksher

    i have downloaded the app on my iphone 4 (ios current, no jail break) and i click on bump, and the app starts and shows the two hands with the two iphones bumping together, and then nothing happens. the app quits and goes back to the iphone menu screen. i have rebooted my iphone and still the same. anyone else having this issue? and also, you need chrome for this to work.

  • Ishwari

    perfect apps to transfer photos, deserve 5 star

  • Try reinstalling Bump.

  • Yeah it’s pretty awesome once you get it to work!

  • Eriksher

    Thanks Gary, i reinstalled, and it is working correctly now.

  • Nice!