How to Use AirDrop on Your iPhone
AirDrop is a feature on an iPhone that allows you to easily and wirelessly transfer files between devices. One of the best parts of it is that it doesn’t require internet, Bluetooth or any special app. The feature uses Bluetooth technology to communicate with other devices nearby and uses Wi-Fi to transfer the files. AirDrop is available on devices running iOS 7 or later, and is incredibly user-friendly; here’s how to use it on your iPhone:
1. Make sure AirDrop is turned on
The first step to using AirDrop is making sure it is turned on. To do this, swipe down from the top right corner to open the Control Center. There, you will see options like Wi-Fi, Airplane Mode, Bluetooth, and others. You should find AirDrop there. Tap on it, and select either “Everyone” or “Contacts Only”. If you choose “Everyone,” anyone nearby who also has AirDrop turned on can send you files. If you choose “Contacts Only,” only the people on your contacts list who also have AirDrop turned on can send you files.
2. Choose the item to send
To send a file using AirDrop, simply find the item you want to send: Note that AirDrop works with photos, videos, contacts, documents, and shared notes in the Notes app. To use AirDrop with music, books, or apps, you’ll need to use the Share button in the app you’re using.
3. Select the recipient
Next, tap the Share button on the app you’re using (usually located in the bottom left or bottom right corner), then tap the AirDrop icon. The recipient’s device should appear at the top of the screen, and you’ll be able to start the transfer by tapping on their name. You can also use the “Everyone” option if the person is nearby and you don’t have to look for specific contacts.
4. Receive a file using AirDrop
To receive a file, the person sending it just needs to select your iPhone from their AirDrop options. It will prompt them to accept the transfer on their iPhone, and once they accept, you should see a message on your iPhone asking if you want to accept the file. You have the option to decline or accept the file, if you accept it will go straight to the appropriate app.
Some tips for using AirDrop on your iPhone:
· Make sure your AirDrop is turned on if you want to receive files. Go to Control Center and check if the icon is enabled.
· AirDrop only works with devices in close proximity. The receiver should be within at least 30 feet of the sender.
· You may need to temporarily disable the internet connection before using AirDrop to ensure that it only uses Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
In conclusion, AirDrop is a simple and convenient way to share files between Apple devices. Whether you want to transfer photos, videos, or documents, AirDrop makes the process fast and easy, without having to use cables, email or messaging apps. By following these simple steps, you can easily transfer files between iPhones or iPads.