How to use AirDrop on your iPhone or iPad

AirDrop is a feature on iPhone and iPad devices that allows you to wirelessly share files, photos, and videos with nearby devices that are also AirDrop-enabled. Here’s how you can use AirDrop on your iPhone or iPad:

  1. Make sure that AirDrop is enabled on your device: Open the Control Center by swiping up from the bottom of the screen (or from the top-right corner on newer iPhones). Press and hold the network settings card in the top-left corner of Control Center. This will bring up the AirDrop settings. Choose either “Contacts Only” or “Everyone” depending on who you want to be able to AirDrop with.
  2. Open the file, photo, or video you want to share: Go to the app where the file is located, select the file, photo, or video that you want to share, and tap the “share” icon (it looks like a square with an upward arrow).
  3. Choose the recipient: The AirDrop icon will appear at the top of the screen. Tap it, and you’ll see a list of nearby AirDrop-enabled devices. Select the device you want to share the file with.
  4. Accept the file: On the recipient’s device, a prompt will appear asking them to accept the file. They can choose to either accept or decline the file.
  5. View the shared file: Once the recipient accepts the file, it will be saved in the appropriate app on their device.

That’s it! With just a few simple steps, you can easily use AirDrop on your iPhone or iPad to share files with nearby devices.